Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:15
Penguin division Michael Joseph has signed the first cookbook from Britain’s youngest head chef, Luke Thomas.
Lindsey Evans signed world rights for the title, provisionally called Retro Feasts, from Borra Garson at Deborah McKenna.
Thomas, who is just 19 years old, is currently running the kitchen at Luke...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:14
Penguin division Michael Joseph is seeing big international sales for debut thriller Eeny Meeny after signing the book in a pre-LBF deal.
Publishing director Rowland White signed the book by MJ Arlidge from Hellie Ogden at Janklow and Nesbit, and has now sold it to territories including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France,...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 07:30
Penguin has signed world rights in a cookbook from the budget food blogger Jack Monroe.
Michael Joseph cookery publisher Lindsey Evans signed the book in a pre-emptive deal with Robert Gwyn Palmer, head of publishing at DCD Publishing. DCD also represents Monroe for television, licensing, endorsements, consumer products, public...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 15:21
Mari Evans is to join Headline as publishing director, fiction, with a brief to lead its commercial publishing. She joins from Michael Joseph.
Meanwhile, Marion Donaldson will become executive publisher at Headline, moving from her existing role of director of publishing. Donaldson’s new role will see her with “a roving...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:20
Penguin division Michael Joseph has signed the first official book of the Bafta-winning comedy series "Mrs Brown’s Boys".
Created by Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll, who also plays Mrs Brown, the BBC1 series was the most watched TV programme on Christmas Day 2012, and the DVDs have sold more than 3m copies....
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:34
Penguin division Michael Joseph has launched a major marketing campaign to support the paperback publication of the latest Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close.
It is inviting people to share happy memories, or “Marian Moments” on Twitter using the hashtag #marianmoment, which will be supported by...
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:33
The Bookseller can exclusively reveal the new jacket and title of Conn Iggulden’s first book with Penguin imprint Michael Joseph.
Stormbird is the first in a series about the Wars of the Roses to be published in October across multiple formats: hardback (£18.99), trade paperback (£12.99), e-book...
Tue, 02/04/2013 - 13:22
Penguin division Michael Joseph will publish a new book by "X Factor" band Union J this autumn.
The boyband, who formed on the ITV show last year, are expected to release their first single in June, with an album following later in the year.
Daniel Bunyard, editorial director at Michael Joseph, bought world rights...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 09:10
Michael Joseph will publish Mary Berry¹s autobiography this autumn.
M.d. Louise Moore bought world rights in the as-yet-untitled memoir from agent Felicity Bryan in a pre-emptive deal.
Moore said she was "very struck" listening to Berry's interview on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" last...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 15:35
Michael Joseph has acquired two novels by debut British thriller writer Jake Woodhouse, following a multi-publisher auction.
Publishing director Rowland White bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Simon Trewin at William Morris Endeavor. The first title, After the Silence, is the opening book in a quartet...