Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:10
Publishers are maximising international rights revenue as they seek to spread risk away from recession-hit Europe.
The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook 2012, published at the PA a.g.m. this week (8th May) showed a 30% rise in income for publishers’ rights deals and co-editions (to £178m) since the same...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:11
Janklow & Nesbit is offering The Game of Life by Alex Bellos, the follow-up to Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, set to explore humanity’s relationship with numbers. The book is with Bloomsbury in the UK and S&S in the US. More popular science comes in narrative study The Water Book...
Fri, 18/01/2013 - 11:15
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new book by comedian Miranda Hart, following the success of her debut Is it Just Me?
Peggy and Me will be published in 2014, and will see Hart writing about her day-to-day life and adventures with her dog, Peggy, as well as sharing their joint observations on life.
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."...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 11:52
Frankfurt is next week and the season of auctions is nearly upon us. Auctions are imbued with glamour—risk, money and competition—but their potential for having deterministically bleak outcomes is less celebrated. The Winner’s Curse is a phenomena explained by Auction Theory which argues that winning an auction will usually...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 10:05
Arrow has acquired six novellas that follow on from Francine Pascal's adult novel, Sweet Valley Confidential, and will be publishing them as e-book originals.
Editor Gillian Holmes bought UK Commonwealth, excluding ANZ, rights from Angharad Kowal at Writers House, with Cornerstone Digital to publish all six novellas as e-...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:10
Harlequin has acquired the rights to a debut novel by travel journalist Claire Garber, in a deal with Charlotte Robertson at Aitken Alexander Associates.
Editor Jenny Hutton bought the world rights for the book, Love is a Thief, which will be released as a paperback in July 2013, backed by a high profile print and digital...
Mon, 25/06/2012 - 08:04
Penguin UK, US and India have together acquired a narrative non-fiction account of the terrorist siege which took place at Mumbai's Taj hotel in November 2008.
Viking editorial director Joel Rickett bought world rights from David Godwin at David Godwin Associates, with Chiki Sarkar at Penguin India and Emily Murdock Baker at...
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 07:45
Headline has acquired two new titles for its science-fiction list, with commissioning editor John Wordsworth buying three books in a series set in New Orleans, and an official video game tie-in.
Wordsworth acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in three books in the Sentinels of New Orleans series by Suzanne Johnson from Tor Books, as...
Mon, 23/04/2012 - 08:10
Head of Zeus has acquired three books by television screenwriter David Gilman, with the first to be published as a lead title for spring 2013.
Publisher Nic Cheetham bought UK and British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the three historical adventure books, which will form the beginning of the Master of War series. The deal...