Fri, 06/12/2013 - 11:49
Hermione Lee is to write a biography of Tom Stoppard for Faber.
Faber’s editorial director for Drama, Dinah Wood, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, including Europe and excluding Canada, from Caroline Dawnay at United Agents. The publication date for the title has not yet been scheduled.
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 11:04
Snowbooks has acquired UK rights to the second and third Gideon Smith steampunk novels by David Barnett.
Journalist Barnett's first in the series, Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, was published in September 2013 and The Guardian described the author as a "superb storyteller (...
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:46
UK film and TV production company Company Pictures has optioned TV rights to Joanna Trollope’s “reimagining” of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility (HarperFiction). United Agents, acting on behalf of...
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 08:45
Canongate has bought a book by writer and artist Alasdair Gray, which puts forward his case for an independent Scotland ahead of the referendum on this issue in September 2014.
Publishing director Francis Bickmore acquired world rights for Independence from Jenny Brown of Jenny Brown Associates.
Bickmore described the...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 14:50
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired four books in a series from debut author Jenny McLachlan.
Ele Fountain, senior commissioning editor at Bloomsbury Children’s Books, acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights from Julia Churchill at AM Heath.
The series is aimed at readers aged 12 and over and...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 07:30
Faber Children’s has acquired True Face by Siobham Corham, a book that encourages positive thinking and self-belief in teenage girls.
Leah Thaxton secured world rights for the book, which will be published in 2015, from Erszi Deak at The Hen and Ink Literary Agency.
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 11:52
Transworld has signed two books from debut writer Abbie Ross for its Doubleday list.
Publishing director Susanna Wadeson bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, in Hippy Dinners, a humorous memoir set in Wales in the 1970s, and a novel to come, from Kate Hordern of the KHLA.
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 11:44
Cornerstone imprint William Heinemann has bought a book about internet subcultures by Jamie Bartlett of the think-tank Demos.
Tom Avery acquired UK Commonwealth rights to The Dark Net from Caroline Michel at PFD.
Bartlett's The Dark Net is an examination of the hidden corners of the internet...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 07:00
Head of Zeus has pre-empted world rights to a debut novel by South African author Miranda Sherry in a six-figure deal.
The publisher is billing the novel, titled Black Dog Summer, as “the next Lovely Bones”.
HoZ editorial director Laura Palmer pre-empted world rights to the story from Oli...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 16:00
W H Allen has bought a new book by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, said to explore the true meaning of success.
Publishing director Ed Faulkner bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Lyndsey Blessing and Richard Pine at Inkwell Management in New York.
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