Tue, 02/04/2013 - 07:00
Michael O'Mara has acquired The Cheese and I: An Englishman's Voyage Through the Land of Fromage by Matt Feroze, with plans to publish on 5th September.
Senior editorial director Louise Dixon bought world rights directly from the author, who is a former accountant who gave up his job to move to France and immerse...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 10:02
Michael O'Mara has acquired a title parodying Dan Brown's forthcoming novel Inferno.
Senior editorial director Louise Dixon acquired world rights direct from the author Dan T Alighieri (a pseudonym of author Tim COllins) in Dan's Inferno: A Parody.
The title follows Robert Blandon, the world's...
Tue, 03/07/2012 - 08:00
Michael O'Mara is the latest publisher to move in on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, acquiring a title which parodies both E L James' current erotic bestseller, and Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice.
Senior editorial director Louise Dixon acquired world rights directly from the...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 02:30
Publishers have complained about a high level of thefts during this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair with Michael O’Mara losing up to 75% of its stock on the Wednesday evening.
Senior foreign rights manager Mauro Spagnol said: “We have had problems at the fair before but not on such a scale. I arrived...
Wed, 07/09/2011 - 08:52
Virgin Books has appointed Kate Moore, currently Michael O'Mara commissioning editor, to the role of editorial director.
Moore, who commissioned titles such as John Barrowman's Anything Goes and I Am What I Am at MoM, begins at Virgin in mid-September.
She said: "Working for Michael O'Mara...
Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:44
Michael O’Mara has acquired a title about the health benefits of aspirin written by a former GP.
MOM commissioning editor Kate Moore acquired world rights in An Aspirin A Day by Dr Keith Souter from Souter’s agent Isabel Atherton of Creative Authors Ltd. MOM will publish on 2nd June 2011.
Tue, 03/05/2011 - 15:15
Michael O'Mara has rushed out the first Royal Wedding title, which went on sale yesterday (2nd May), three days after the nuptials.
Written by the author of Diana: Her True Story, Andrew Morton, William & Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding went to press on Friday night, with the first copies hand delivered...
Wed, 13/04/2011 - 09:20
Sir Roger Moore will provide a guide to the cars, gadgets and girls of the James Bond movies to help celebrate the spy series' 50th anniversary on the big screen.
Louise Dixon, Michael O'Mara senior editorial director, bought world rights to Bond on Bond from Lesley Pollinger at Pollinger Ltd. The book will be published in...
Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:11
Michael O'Mara has acquired the autobiography of Brendan Sheerin, star of reality TV series "Coach Trip".
Commissioning editor Kate Moore acquired world rights to A Coach Trip Adventure: My Life from Paula McKie of Agency Oakroyd.
Sheerin works as a travel guide for the contestants on the Channel 4 series, which...
Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:15
Michael O'Mara has acquired a biography of Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth.
Senior editorial director Louise Dixon acquired world rights to the title, commissioning directly from author Alison Maloney.
Dixon said: “We were a bit amazed—and pleased!—that there hadn't been any previous books on this...