Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:00
Ebury has acquired a "blisteringly honest" memoir about being a submissive, Can You Keep a Secret?, to be published this December.
Editorial director Charlotte Cole bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title by Katie Collins from Eve White at the Eve White Literary Agency on behalf of Irish publisher Y Books....
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 08:30
Jamie Oliver will beat J K Rowling to the Christmas number one book spot, the majority of retailers predict, as booksellers gear up for an "astonishingly strong" festive season.
The celebrity chef will release 15-Minute Meals (Michael Joseph) on 27th September, the same day as J K Rowling's eagerly awaited The Casual...
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 07:00
Orion has acquired the first illustrated memoir by ITV2's "Celebrity Juice" host Keith Lemon, the alter-ego of comedian Leigh Francis.
Non-fiction commissioning editor Jane Sturrock acquired world rights in the memoir Being Keith from George Ashton at James Grant Management. Orion will publish in hardcover in...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:10
Virgin Books has scored the autobiography of Olympic athlete and “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” contestant Fatima Whitbread.
Editorial director Kate Moore bought world rights (excluding serialisation) in the title from Juliet Mushens at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop. It will be published in July 2012.
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 10:59
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the memoirs of Sam Pivnik, one of the few living British Holocaust survivors.
Non-fiction publisher Rupert Lancaster bought world rights, including translation, through Andrew Lownie, with Pivnik to write the book with author and broadcaster M J Trow. It is provisionally titled Ultimate...
Fri, 03/06/2011 - 08:55
Penguin has signed one of its big non-fiction titles for Christmas 2012, winning a hotly contested auction for a memoir by "Little Britain" star David Walliams.
Katy Follain, Michael Joseph non-fiction publisher, and Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph, beat around six publishers to win world rights to the as-...
Mon, 06/09/2010 - 08:54
Violence at Tony Blair's book signing in Dublin on Saturday (4th September) has prompted the former prime minister to consider calling off the planned book signing at Waterstone's Piccadilly on Wednesday.The protests received widespread coverage in the national press this weekend, after eggs and shoes were thrown at the former prime...
Thu, 13/05/2010 - 13:53
The former first lady of the United States Laura Bush's memoir, Spoken From the Heart (Scribner), last week became the second fastest-selling book of the year in the US, racking up 147,003 sales in its first part-week on sale according to Nielsen BookScan US data.
But the much-discussed but lukewarm-reviewed publication has...
Tue, 10/02/2009 - 11:24
Random House has signed a two-book deal with film critic Mark Kermode.
Sophie Lazar, commissioning editor, secured world rights from Hedda Archbold of Hidden Flack. She said she was "thrilled" by the acquisition.
"He is one of the most distinctive voices on the UK cultural scene; always honest, never afraid to...
Wed, 14/01/2009 - 08:00
The father of murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton has said he will be "speaking to his lawyer" about the memoir Taken, written by her elder sister, the Daily Record reports.
The book, published by Random House imprint Ebury, is due to be released his week (15th January). It tells the story of Vicky's...