Thu, 28/11/2013 - 15:32
Sprout Pictures, the independent film and TV company run by Stephen Fry, has optioned James Carols’ first book, Broken Dolls.
The title is being published by Faber in January 2014.
The deal was struck by the Sheila David, dramatic rights agent at the Darley Anderson Agency.
Wed, 27/11/2013 - 14:52
Agents Madeleine Milburn and David Headley [pictured] will help judge an "X Factor" style literary talent show, Bookstar.
Bookstar is being run by Kizzi Nkwocha, whose book company Mithra Publishing will give the winner a deal.
Nkwocha promised: “Everyone’s...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 10:21
A new TV programme about books is to launch on digital channel Showcase 2 on Sunday (24th November).
"The Book Show", a half-hour-long show, will premiere on Showcase 2 (available on Sky and FreeSat) at 6 p.m. Monthly episodes are planned up until May 2014.
Paul Andrews of Digital Media Factory, said: "The...
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:06
Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel are to star in the forthcoming BBC1 adaptation of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury).
Marsan is set to play Mr Norrell in the seven-part series, while Carvel will play Jonathan Strange. The cast also includes Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte...
Tue, 08/10/2013 - 17:06
Redhammer has sold film rights to Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness six-strong series which launched with novel Wolf Brother, to Nick Hirschkorn of Feel Films.
Redhammer's Peter Cox said Paver's Chronicles series was originally...
Thu, 03/10/2013 - 09:30
Channel 5 has commissioned the first children's TV series from Random House Children's Screen Entertainment (RHCSE), the UK production house created by Random House Children's Publishing and Komixx Entertainment.
"Wanda and the Alien" is based on the series of books by writer and illustrator Sue Hendra in which a...
Tue, 24/09/2013 - 16:25
The Signature Series Strategy Guide to Grand Theft Auto V, the fastest-selling video game of all time, has become the fastest-selling video game guide since records began.
Nielsen BookScan data reveals the £14.99 paperback publication sold 21,530 copies in the UK last week, breaking the previous first-week sales record...
Tue, 20/08/2013 - 09:30
Bloomsbury has announced a new cookbook from TV baker Paul Hollywood.
His next title, Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds, will be published on 24th October to tie in with a new programme presented by Hollywood. A new series of "The Great British Bake Off", which Hollywood also presents, begins on BBC2 this week....
Wed, 14/08/2013 - 08:00
Random House has signed a spoof autobiography from film character Ron Burgundy, to be published simultaneously around the world.
The book, Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, will be released in the US, UK, Canada and Australia in print and digital on 19th November.
It will coincide with the...
Tue, 13/08/2013 - 07:00
Hannah Boursnell, senior commissioning editor at Sphere non-fiction, has acquired The Wickedly Unofficial Guide to Made in Chelsea by journalist Daisy Buchanan.
Boursnell bought the book—based on a series of episode recaps for E4's "Made in Chelsea" series on the ...