Tue, 27/03/2012 - 06:00
Penguin Children’s Media & Entertainment division is currently rolling out a new Ladybird publishing range across the UK nd North America featuring television star Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.
Raa Raa The Noisy Lion was first featured on CBeebies in May last year and the publishing line features two story-board books called ...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 11:15
Collins has acquired a tie-in to the upcoming BBC Radio 4 flagship series “The New Elizabethans”, written and narrated by James Naughtie, which will air every weekday between June and September.
Collins publishing director Iain MacGregor pre-empted world rights in all languages from Felicity Bryan at the Felicity...
Wed, 14/03/2012 - 07:10
Transworld has acquired the new novel by “maverick” author Seth Grahame-Smith, known for his mash-up hits including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is released as a film later this year.
Editorial director Simon Taylor bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Australia and NZ to Unholy Night...
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:46
Century has acquired a second title from E4 comedy series "The Inbetweeners", with plans to publish The Inbetweeners Scripts as a trade paperback in September 2012.
Editorial director Jack Fogg bought world rights in the title, written by the show's creators and writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, from Gordon...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 07:45
Gallic Books has acquired a "beguiling" novel by 32-year-old Le Figaro journalist, Hélène Grémillon.
Gallic Books m.d. Jane Aitken bought UK rights in The Confidant from Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens & Rubenstein, who has also sold rights in 17 other territories, with ANZ rights going...
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 14:30
Pan Macmillan has acquired the memoirs of Nanny Pat, who stars in ITV1's "The Only Way is Essex", with the book to tell of her East End childhood, running the household after her mother died when she was 11.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell bought world rights from Andrew Lownie, with Pan Macmillan planning publication...
Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:00
"Newsnight" presenter Kirsty Wark is to join the judging panel for the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
She joins University of St Andrews principal Louise Richardson; author Elizabeth Laird; author and director of the Borders book festival Alistair Moffat; and writer and documentary-maker Elizabeth Buccleuch...
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:00
Headline has secured world rights to an autobiography and two novels by N-Dubz and “X-Factor” star, Tulisa Contostavlos.
Deputy publishing director Sarah Emsley acquired the three books at auction through Jonathan Shalit of talent agency ROAR Management, with “stiff competition” from six other publishers. The...
Tue, 24/01/2012 - 15:23
Autumn Publishing has acquired the UK rights for 12 books based on CiTV character Olly The Little White Van.
The children’s publishing division of Bonnier will release the books in September in four different formats—as chunky board books and sound books aimed at pre-schoolers, and car-shaped storybooks and activity books...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 11:25
HarperCollins has acquired two more novels from television presenter Fern Britton, with HarperFiction commissioning editor Kate Bradley acquiring world rights from Luigi Bonomi at LBA, on behalf of Lacey Associates.
The first title, The Holiday Home, will be published in hardback in spring 2013, with Britton also to...