Tue, 30/04/2013 - 10:02
Faber has acquired a book documenting the history of influential New York band Beastie Boys.
Lee Brackstone, creative director of Faber Social, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Denise Cronin at Random House US.
The book will be an oral history of the band, collating interviews with people from across the music industry...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:00
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired world rights in the autobiography of terminally ill Nolan Sister Bernie Nolan.
Now and Forever, to be published on 9th May 2013, will tell Bernie Nolan’s story, written over the last six months she has battled terminal cancer.
Nolan first fought off breast cancer in 2011 but...
Wed, 13/03/2013 - 07:45
HarperCollins has signed world rights for a major new biography of rock star Robert Plant.
Robert Plant: A Life is written by former Q and Kerrang! editor Paul Rees, and is based on in-depth interviews with those closest to to the Led Zeppelin frontman as well as access to the singer himself.
Wed, 27/02/2013 - 08:15
HarperCollins has signed world rights to the autobiography of 16-year-old pop star Cody Simpson.
Anna Valentine, publishing director at Harper Non-Fiction, secured the title from Matt Graham at Scooter Braun Projects, Primary Wave and CAA. The book, Welcome to Paradise: My Journey, will be published on 24th October 2013....
Thu, 13/12/2012 - 14:24
Carlton Digital has created what it says is "the most advanced, interactive music e-book in the market" for 40 Years of Queen, the history of the flamboyant rock band.
The book, built using iBooks Author for the iPad, will be released tomorrow (14th December) costing £9.99. It features picture galleries, audio quotes,...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 06:30
Faber's Lee Brackstone has bought a study of glam rock by music critic Simon Reynolds.
Shock and Awe will chart the history and legacy of the phenomenon, showing how artists like David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T Rex and Roxy Music, "prophesized the pop cultural landscape we find ourselves in today."...
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:12
Omnibus Press has acquired a biography of British band the Arctic Monkeys, with publication planned for May 2013, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of their first gig.
Commissioning editor David Barraclough bought world rights from Sarah Such at the Sarah Such Literary Agency in the title, written by music journalist and DJ Ben...
Thu, 16/08/2012 - 08:15
The Friday Project is to publish a new music book which hides a secret code for downloading the album it documents.
Valentina, British indie band The Wedding Present’s latest album, will be available to careful readers who discover the code inside the book, Valentina: The Story of a Wedding Present Album....
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:13
Music label EMI Classics is set to release a collection of music inspired by bestselling erotica series Fifty Shades (Arrow).
Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album contains 15 pieces of music mentioned in the trilogy of books, including works by Verdi, Chopin, and Bach, in recordings made by artists such as Sir...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 10:35
Faber and Faber has added to their growing music list by acquiring the rights for the memoirs of legendary punk, Viv Albertine.
Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys will describe Albertine's career from starting a band with Sid Vicious, to her time with The Slits, and her later...