Fri, 31/05/2013 - 11:08
Orion has acquired an autobiography by actress, presenter, and star of last year's "Strictly Come Dancing", Lisa Riley.
Non-fiction publishing director Amanda Harris bought world rights from Phil Dale of Q Talent for Riley's autobiography, Never Judge A Book by its Cover. It will be published by Orion on...
Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:20
Orion has signed three new titles from bestselling novelist Katherine Webb, whose debut novel, The Legacy, was a Channel 4 TV Book Club pick in 2010.
Orion Fiction m.d. Susan Lamb bought world rights for three novels from Nicola Barr at Greene & Heaton.
Webb's next novel, The Misbegotten, is published in...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:20
This week's London Book Fair saw a return to the hectic fair auctions of pre-recession years, with some literary fiction said to be going for "silly money".
Orion General Division m.d. Lisa Milton called the fair "really buzzy and confident". She said: "Everyone seems to be very positive, which after...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:00
Orion has acquired a non-fiction title, Girls Will Be Girls, a book by academic Dr Emer O’Toole on "why women have ended up acting female", following a “hotly contested” auction.
Editorial director Orion non-fiction Jane Sturrock bought British Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from...
Fri, 22/03/2013 - 09:09
Annabel Pitcher was named a "genuine literary star" last night (Thursday 21st March) as she won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Ketchup Clouds, published by Orion Children's Books imprint Indigo.
Pitcher was declared winner at a ceremony at Waterstones Piccadilly, having also been crowned...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 11:42
Orion has signed the illustrated memoir of Olympics medal-winner Louis Smith.
Jane Sturrock, editorial director, signed world rights from Dru Impleton at First Artist Management.
In 2008, Louis Smith was the first Briton in over 100 years to win an Olympic medal in individual gymnastics. In 2012 he won a silver medal in the...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 11:29
Orion has acquired a new novel by the author of the erotic Eighty Days series Vina Jackson, signing her latest book, Mistress of Night and Dawn, for a six-figure sum.
Deputy group publisher Jon Wood and fiction editor Jemima Forrester bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title from Sarah Such of Sarah...
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 09:45
Orion has acquired a non-fiction account by journalist and broadcaster Viv Groskop of her attempt to perform 100 stand-up gigs within 100 days.
Editorial director for non-fiction, Jane Sturrock, bought UK, Irish and Commonwealth rights from Andrew Gordon at David Higham for I Laughed, I Cried: How One Woman Took on Stand-Up and (...
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 16:07
Sales of books for children surged in the UK last week, as schools broke for the spring half-term break. Nielsen BookScan top 5,000 bestseller list data reveals sales through the sector jumped 8% week on week, with sales of pre-school books up 4%, sales within children's fiction surging 13% and sales of general non-fiction titles...
Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:00
Orion Children's Books has acquired a new title from one of 2012's "Great British Bake Off" contestants, Cathryn Dresser.
Commissioning editor Jenny Glencross bought world rights from Stuart Cooper at Metrostar Media in the title, Let's Bake. The book will be published in May 2014 as a full-colour...