Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:09
Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel The Illuminations will be published by Faber on 5th February 2015.
The novel, the author's fifth, is described as "a beautiful, deeply charged story about love and memory, about modern warfare, the complications of fact and familial relationships."
"How much do...
Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:52
Simon & Schuster is to publish an adult picture book by Bruce Springsteen, based on his song "Outlaw Pete".
The book is illustrated by Frank Caruso and tells the story a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become “a meditation on sin, fate and free will.”
S&S US acquired world rights to the title...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:01
Granta Books has acquired new books from Rachel B Glaser and Amy Bloom, in deals with Cathryn Summerhayes at WME.
Junior editor Anne Meadows signed UK and Commonwealth rights in Glaser's Paulina and Fran from Summerhayes on behalf of Claudia Ballard at WME. The book follows two friends as they emerge from art school and...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 13:20
Sphere has signed two more books from TV presenter and novelist Judy Finnigan.
Catherine Burke, publisher for Sphere Fiction, signed world rights in the two books in a deal with Luigi Bonomi at LBA Associates.
Finnigan's first novel, Eloise, was released in 2012, with her second, I Do Not Sleep...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 13:14
Wales-based children’s and young adult publisher Firefly Press has acquired a YA science fiction title by Dr Who novel writer Paul Magrs.
Lost on Mars, which will be published in spring 2015, tells the story of Lora and her family, who are human settlers on the red planet and struggling to survive.
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:10
Little, Brown is to publish a new edition of Cathy, a book of photographs of Kate Bush by her brother, almost 30 years after the book’s first and only printing.
Cathy, which was published as a run of 500 copies in 1986, features photographs of the singer as a young girl, with accompanying text.
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:08
Choc Lit has bought a “steamy romantic trilogy” authored by a television presenter.
Lyn Vernham, head of Choc Lit, acquired world rights to the books directly from Debbie Flint.
The first book in the series will be Hawaiian Affair, which will be released in e-book around Christmas 2014, with a paperback...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:14
Blink Publishing, the adult non-fiction imprint from the Bonnier Publishing Group, has secured world rights to the autobiography of Michelle Mone, creator of lingerie brand Ultimo.
Clare Tillyer, acquisitions and rights director, acquired My Fight To The Top for Blink Publishing from Jonathan Sanders & Co and MBA Literary...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:20
Sceptre has acquired the rights to the third novel from Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald.
Suzie Dooré, editorial director of Hodder & Stoughton and Sceptre, secured Adult Onset with a UK publication date in March 2015. BCN rights (excluding Canada) were acquired from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency. Knopf...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:17
Legend Press has bought world rights to two novels from award-winning crime writer Ruth Dugdall.
Commissioning Editor Lauren Parsons secured Humber Boy B and The Trophy Wife from Clare Conville of the Conville and Walsh Literary Agency.
Parsons said: “We are excited to have signed up Ruth for two more...