Sun, 20/12/2009 - 08:33
Bolton’s most famous export, TV presenter and BBC Radio 1 DJ Vernon Kay is to write about the classic north/south divide and the regional tribes and stereotypes of Britain in a comedy title signed by Penguin’s Michael Joseph imprint.
Katy Follain, Michael Joseph non-fiction publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to...
Sun, 29/11/2009 - 08:40
Michael Joseph has ensured at least one high-profile comic memoir will be published in autumn 2011 with the acquisition of a memoir by Lee Evans.
Katie Follain, publisher for non-fiction at MJ, bought UK and Commonwealth rights for one book from Addison Cresswell at Off the Kerb Productions. The book, as yet untitled, will follow Evans...
Tue, 27/10/2009 - 13:40
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press) has held onto its position at the summit of the Official UK Top 50 for a sixth week as spending at UK book retailers slumped week on week. According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, £34.9m was spent at UK book retailers last week, down 6.4% week on week and down 3.2%...
Thu, 22/10/2009 - 13:37
Michael Joseph has bought the rights for four thrillers by US author Mary Burton. Kate Burke acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Dorie Simmonds at the Dorie Simmonds Literary Agency on behalf of Burton’s US publishers, Kensington.
Burke said: "This multi-book deal gives us the opportunity to build Mary’s sales...
Fri, 09/10/2009 - 04:05
Michael Joseph editorial director Alex Clarke has bought world rights to a "sweeping historical epic" about an English outlaw, from James Gill at United Agents.
Conquest by film-maker Stewart Binns, imagines the life of English outlaw Hereward of Bourne, and is a first novel.
Thu, 03/09/2009 - 06:40
Penguin imprint Michael Joseph has bought UK and Commonwealth (including Europe) rights for Faking It by journalist Charlotte Kymberley Walsh.
Michael Joseph's Kate Burke bought the debut title from Geraldine Nichol at the Book Bureau. The title is due out next summer.
Faking It tells the tale of Katie, an...
Wed, 02/09/2009 - 06:52
Penguin imprints Hamish Hamilton and Michael Joseph have made a trio of acquisitions between them, all of which have already been scheduled for release next spring/summer.
Lydia Newhouse, commissioning editor at Michael Joseph, bought world rights to Little Women Inspired Project by Gabrielle Donnelly, via Felicity Blunt at...
Fri, 31/07/2009 - 11:01
Michael Joseph and Puffin have made a joint acquisition of a series of crossover titles written by two anonymous authors, one of whom is thought to be James Frey.
The first in the series, I Am Number Four, is the tale of nine gifted children and their guardians who have settled on Earth after a bitter war on their home...
Thu, 09/07/2009 - 12:33
Michael Joseph has acquired a further three novels by Oxford don Harry Sidebottom, as part of his historical Warrior of Rome series.
Editorial director Alex Clarke bought the titles—The Caspian Gates, The Nomad Sea and The Amber Road—from James Gill at United Agents for an undisclosed sum. The first...
Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:10
Michael Joseph has acquired the rights for a memoir of a member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Publishing director Rowland White bought world rights from Andrew Lownie.
Narco Warrior by Cameron Addicott is being ghost written by Kris Hollington and will be published next spring. The book will look at Addicott's...