Fri, 07/03/2014 - 13:09
The Girls author Lori Lansens has moved from Virago to Simon & Schuster for a new two-book deal.
Lansens published Rush Home Road, The Girls – a Richard and Judy Book Club title - and The Wife’s Tale –currently in film development –through Virago.
But AM Heath...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 13:06
Canongate has signed world rights to Blackbird, the first in a new crime series by Texan author Tom Wright.
Publishing director Francis Bickmore did the deal with Victoria Hobbs at AM Heath, and plan to publish in July 2014.
Rights have also been sold in the Netherlands and Bulgaria, and Canongate plan to promote the...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:50
Headline has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a "controversial and deeply emotive" thriller from 29-year-old writer Jenny Blackhurst.
Deputy publishing director Vicki Mellor signed the deal for How I Lost You with Laetitia Rutherford at Watson, Little. German rights were sold to Luebbe after a five-way auction...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 12:45
Guardian Faber has signed a book from photographer and writer Dominick Tyler.
Laura Hassan, commissioning editor, bought world rights in all languages directly from the author.
The book, titled Uncommon Ground, is described as "am uplifting and unique celebration of language and landscape". It will provide a...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 12:10
Accent Press has signed a five-book deal with Kindle self-published author Jodi Taylor.
Hazel Cushion, managing director of Accent, offered the author a contract after her debut novel Just One Damned Thing After Another spent weeks in the number one position of Kindle’s top 100 free books.
Accent said the book...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:25
Novelist Howard Jacobson is returning to Jonathan Cape for his new novel, J, with editor Dan Franklin saying he has “very high hopes” for the novel when it comes to awards.
Jacobson published six novels with Franklin before moving to Bloomsbury, which published the 2010...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:00
John Murray is to publish a new book by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and senior vice president Jonathan Rosenberg.
Publisher Roland Philipps bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to How Google Does It in a joint purchase with Hachette USA with Business Plus.
In the book Schmidt...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 16:07
Hot Key Books has signed a book from actress and writer Emerald Fennell.
Emma Matthewson, editor-at-large, signed UK and Commonwealth rights for Monsters in a deal with Sophie Hicks at the Ed Victor Agency.
The blackly comic book is described as "The Shining meets the Curious Incident of the Dog in...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 13:44
Actress and writer Emma Kennedy is to publish her first adult novel with Ebury Publishing.
Publisher and deputy m.d. Jake Lingwood acquired world rights to Shoes for Anthony from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown.
The book, to be published in spring 2015, is “an evocative and exciting story set in a wartime Welsh...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:40
Sphere has signed an autobiography from "Geordie Shore" star Vicky Pattison.
Nothing But The Truth is described as "an explosive account of Vicky's time on the hit reality show".
Senior commissioning editor Hannah Boursnell acquired world rights from David Riding at MBA Literary Agents, in...