Tue, 09/04/2013 - 08:50
HarperCollins imprint Blue Door has signed an adult novel by children’s author Alex Shearer, inspired by his brother’s death.
This is the Life tells the story of two brothers on a final journey together, sharing memories of sibling rivalries and resentments.
Blue Door publisher Patrick Janson-Smith...
Sun, 16/01/2011 - 07:58
Blue Door has bought rights to cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew’s book about England’s first Ashes test series victory on Australian soil in 24 years.
Publisher Patrick Janson-Smith bought world rights from Roger Field of New Media Law. Agger’s Ashes will be published in March and will feature accounts of all...
Fri, 10/07/2009 - 14:48
Ask any past member of the Society of Young Publishers to reminisce about the organisation and the conversation will inevitably stray to . . . well, booze. The parties, the pub crawls, the late night drinking—it all seemed to be part and parcel of what the SYP did. Trawling through old issues of InPrint, the SYP magazine which is...
Fri, 15/05/2009 - 04:02
Blue Door has bought the rights to a memoir from Test Match Special commentator, Jonathan Agnew about his late colleague Brian Johnston. Patrick Janson-Smith, publisher bought world rights to title from Roger Field of New Media Law.
The book, as yet untitled, is an account of a four-year friendship, including many anecdotes from their...
Mon, 04/05/2009 - 13:27
Blue Door is riding the wave of a Leonard Cohen renaissance by reprinting his novels this July to coincide with the singer-songwriter's tour dates in the UK.
Cohen's only two novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, first published in the 1960s, are being repackaged by Patrick Janson-Smith, publisher at...
Thu, 05/03/2009 - 16:04
"Ignoring it." That is how Patrick Janson-Smith says he is responding to the economic climate as he goes about setting up Blue Door, his new HarperCollins-backed imprint in the teeth of the recession. "You can't worry about it. Publish what you want to and work your butt off to make it work. And if that requires publicity or...
Thu, 10/04/2008 - 07:15
Former Transworld publisher Patrick Janson-Smith is returning to publishing after being hired by HarperCollins to set up new commercial imprint Blue Door. HC chief executive Victoria Barnsley described the appointment as a "great coup" for the publisher. Blue Door will fit into John Bond's Press Books wing, and aims to publish...
Tue, 27/11/2007 - 16:00
Patrick Janson-Smith is leaving the Christopher Little Literary Agency to set up on his own. Janson-Smith, who departs on 7th December, joined Christopher Little in 2005 after 24 years at Transworld. His as yet unnamed agency will start business in January 2008.
Janson-Smith said: "The past two years with CLLA have been exhilarating...
Wed, 25/07/2007 - 12:21
Patrick Janson-Smith, the former Transworld publisher who left to become an agent with Christopher Little, has sold his first book back to the Random House Group. The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder is the first title in a series by début novelist Holly McQueen, and was bought by Kate Elton at Arrow for launch next...