Tue, 04/11/2008 - 08:46
Susan Lamb and Alan Samson at Orion have bought world rights to three-day event rider Mary King's autobiography, which will be published in hardback in August 2009.
King is the latest Olympian to sell her story to the publishing industry. She completed her fifth Olympics in the summer, winning a Team Bronze Medal in Beijing.
Fri, 17/10/2008 - 07:14
Alan Samson at Orion has bought an autobiography from veteran crooner Andy Williams. Moon River and Me will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in September 2009, with Samson acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights from Mark Lucas at LAW.
Samson described Williams as “a true and timeless superstar”. The autobiography will...
Thu, 16/10/2008 - 07:38
Bestselling thriller writer Matthew Reilly has moved to Orion in a “major” deal handled by Eugenie Furniss at William Morris.
Orion fiction publishing director Jon Wood has acquired two books from the Australian writer, whose previous novels, including this year’s hit The Six Sacred Stones, have been published by Pan...
Mon, 15/09/2008 - 12:19
Orion has acquired two new books from crime writer Elmore Leonard, both of which will appear next year. Weidenfeld & Nicolson will publish the hardback versions, while Phoenix will handle the subsequent paperbacks.
First to hit the shops will be Comfort to the Enemy, a three-part novel following Leonard's popular...
Mon, 01/09/2008 - 13:18
Anthony Horowitz, Sally Gardner, and Kate Thompson are among the authors shortlisted for the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize. The three authors are joined by Tanya Landman, Anthony McGowan, and Patrick Ness on the six-strong list. Independent children's publisher Walker has three books on the selection, with the Bodley Head, Definitions and...
Thu, 28/08/2008 - 17:01
Orion and Little, Brown appear to have been the star performers among Hachette UK's divisions in the first half of the year, according to results put out by parent Lagardere.
Hachette Group saw earnings before interest and tax fall by 7% to €71m, after sales grew 1.3% to €908m, despite "good contributions" from...
Tue, 19/08/2008 - 14:12
After six consecutive weeks at number one Linwood Barclay's No Time for Goodbye has been dethroned by Orion compatriot Ian Rankin's Exit Music. Rankin's Rebus retirement novel—the 17th outing for the detective inspector—sold 38,097 copies through the market last week, 4,888 more than Barclay's...
Thu, 07/08/2008 - 07:46
Orion's recently published biography of champion jockey Kieren Fallon is to be recalled following a complaint by the sportman's solicitor, Setanta Sports reports.
The book, by Sunday Times journalist Andrew Longmore, went on sale in June but a spokesperson for the publisher said it was being withdrawn and reprinted because there...
Tue, 08/07/2008 - 15:08
Linwood Barclay's No Time For Goodbye is the fifth chart-topper in as many weeks, after a spot on Richard and Judy last Wednesday helped generate 53,937 unit sales through the market last week.
The thriller capped a strong week for Orion, which is currently enjoying four number ones across The Bookseller's...
Fri, 04/07/2008 - 12:39
Sara O’Keeffe at Orion has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Tara Moore’s RSVP, an Irish blockbuster set in the world of the Celtic Tiger super-rich.
The two-book deal was agented by Diane Banks at Diane Banks Associates.