Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:41
Company Pictures, the production company behind adaptations of The White Queen and Wolf Hall, has acquired a TV option for A K Benedict’s The Beauty of Murder (Orion).
The debut novel alternates between present day Cambridge and the 17th century, and features a time-travelling serial killer.
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:35
Film rights to Chris Kuzneski’s The Hunters (Headline) have been optioned by a new UK-based production venture.
Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford have optioned the rights, with Mark Huffam and Chris Clark joining the producing team.
Tempest said: “The Hunters is such a great story with standout...
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 13:48
Quadrille has signed a cookbook Recipes from a Normal Mum by Holly Bell.
Publishing director Jane O'Shea bought world rights from Ariella Feiner at United Agents, with plans to publish in July 2014.
Bell is a blogger, food writer, and mother of two who became a finalist in BBC Two's "The Great British...
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:00
Bloomsbury has won the rights to an “astonishingly assured” debut literary novel, River of Ink by Paul Cooper, for a high five-figure sum.
Helen Garnons-Williams, publishing director of fiction for Bloomsbury, won world English language rights to two books after a multiple-publisher auction which has been ongoing...
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 09:30
Head of Zeus has signed two books from debut novelist Clare Carson in six-figure pre-empt.
Laura Palmer, editorial director of fiction at Head of Zeus pre-empted world rights all languages for two books in a deal struck with Oli Munson of A M Heath.
The first novel, titled Orkney Twilight, is the story of a daughter...
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 09:10
Watkins Publishing is to publish a book of BBC Radio 4’s long-running series “Prayer for the Day”, which offers daily 2-minute reflections to listeners.
The book will contain 365 reflections from a range of religious figures and broadcasters, including rabbis, lay preachers, Buddhists and Anglican and Catholic...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:05
Harper NonFiction and William Morrow in the US have acquired world English rights to Amy Morin's Master Your Mental Strength.
The book, based on a Forbes.com article that went viral and attracted more than 9m views, is a self-help title that identifies 13 common habits that hold people back, and how to avoid them....
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 14:08
Abrams has bought world rights to make-up artist Lisa Eldridge's history of make-up, Facepaint.
David Cashion, executive editor, struck the deal with Rachel Mills on behalf of Nelle Andrew at PFD.
Facepaint will be an illustrated book, which details the history of cosmetics and make-up and...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:30
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the debut cookbook by food writer and chef Maunika Gowardhan.
Lifestyle editor Sarah Hammond bought world rights in Indian Kitchen from Sarah Williams at Ed Victor.
Gowardhan, who runs her own website Cook in a Curry, was born in Mumbai...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:24
Orion imprint Indigo has acquired the first YA novel from US author Carl Hiaasen.
Skink No Surrender will introduce teen readers to Skink, a character who first appeared in Hiaasen’s adult novel Double Whammy (Pan Books).
Fiona Kennedy, m.d. and publisher of Indigo, acquired the UK and Commonwealth...