Tue, 29/07/2014 - 13:00
No Exit Press has acquired a literary thriller by US author and journalist William Giraldi.
Managing director Ion Mills bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) for the book, titled Hold The Dark, from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein Agency. W W Norton is publishing the book in the US this September....
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:20
John Murray Learning has signed UK rights to an out-of-print business title from the 1960s which became a digital hit for US outfit Open Road after Bill Gates declared it the best business book he had ever read.
The book, Business Adventures by John Brooks, was originally published in the US in 1969, and went out of print in...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:07
Tor UK’s Julie Crisp has pre-empted World English Language rights for a new novel called False Hearts and an untitled novel by Laura Lam from Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group in a six figure deal.
Crisp, editorial director at Pan Macmillan, said: “I was completely hooked from the first page by Laura...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:59
Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired Irish writer Rob Doyle’s debut novel Here Are the Young Men, first published in June 2014 by The Lilliput Press.
World English rights to Here Are the Young Men were pre-empted by Alexa von Hirschberg at Bloomsbury in a deal handled by Marianne Gunn O’Connor...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:55
Oneworld has signed two non-fiction titles for publication next year and 2016.
Senior commissioning editor Mike Harpley acquired The Rise of the Robots: How Automation will Cause Inequality and Mass Unemployment by Martin Ford, in a deal UK and Commonwealth rights with Isabelle Bleecker at Perseus Books Group.
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:47
Coronet, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton is to publish the autobiography of medium Gordon Smith, titled Best of Both Worlds.
Publisher Mark Booth acquired world rights from Robbie Ringwood, as part of a 3 book deal.
Booth said: “I always wanted to meet Gordon, because of his famous...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:46
Legend Press has acquired world rights in a new novel from crime writer Jane Isaac, titled Before It’s Too Late.
Lauren Parsons, commissioning editor of Legend Press, said: “We truly believe she is one of the most exciting female crime authors in the UK at the moment, and this novel had us gripped...
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...