Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:30
Headline is to publish a novel by "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny.
Publishing director Mari Evans acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Holy Cow: A Modern Day Dairy Tale from Devon Mazzone, rights director at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan in the US.
Holy Cow is described...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:40
Picador is to publish a memoir by Cathy Rentzenbrink, associate editor at The Bookseller and director of Quick Reads, remembering her brother, who aged 16 was knocked down by a car and left in a permanent vegetative state.
The book, which does not yet have a title, has been described as “incredibly devastating”...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:30
Headline has signed a deal for a trilogy by a British school teacher, which originally started as Twilight fanfiction.
Kate Byrne at Headline bought Sophie Jackson’s Pound of Flesh from Lorella Belli at the Lorella Belli Literary Agency.
Belli has also sold the Pound of Flesh at auction to Simon...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:40
Bloomsbury has signed a book from historian Anna Whitelock on the accession to the throne of James I and his family.
Publishing director Michael Fishwick signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and serial, in a deal with Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.
The book, titled Succession, is...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:03
Accent Press has signed a four-book deal with Edinburgh-based writer Jenny Harper, who has self-published two novels.
The deal was made at the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s annual conference in Telford, Shropshire, over the weekend. It covers Harper’s two existing novels, Face the Wind and Fly...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 13:01
Tinder Press has acquired a “smart, brilliantly written” novel by Australian author Mark Henshaw.
Associate publisher Leah Woodburn signed UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada, Australia and New Zealand in The Snow Kimono from Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens and Rubenstein, working on behalf of Text Publishing, which will...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:15
Amazon’s UK publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has signed a one-book deal with author Casey Kelleher.
Kelleher has previously self-published three books in the grit-lit genre through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform - Rotten to the Core, Rise and Fall and Heartless – notching...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 17:21
Orion is to publish the autobiography of “legendary” musician Carlos Santana.
Alan Samson, publisher non-fiction, bought UK and Ireland, European, African, Middle Eastern, Indian and ANZ rights to the book, called The Universal Tone, from Tracy Williams, director of international rights at Little, Brown and...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 08:40
Orion Publishing Group has acquired a spoof recipe book created in homage to the TV series “Breaking Bad”, titled Baking Bad by Walter Wheat.
Anna Valentine, publishing director, Non-Fiction bought World rights from Rory Scarfe.
Valentine said: “I’m so excited to...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:26
HarperCollins has signed world rights for the literary work of Eric Rücker Eddison, often acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern fantasy.
E R Edison was born in 1882 and a close friend of Arthur Ransome, and wrote six books before his death in 1945, including 1922's The Worm Ouroboros and the...