Fri, 17/05/2013 - 10:47
Film rights have been signed for Cathi Unsworth’s novel Weirdo, published by Profile imprint Serpent’s Tail.
Alex Usbourne at Picture Palace North signed up film rights in a deal with Meg Davis at Ki Agency Ltd, on behalf of Rupert Crew Ltd.
Weirdo was first released as a trade paperback by Serpent’s Tail in...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:28
Canongate has acquired world rights in Creating Freedom, a book by artist, writer and documentary maker Raoul Martinez.
The book, on the nature of freedom, is part of a book and three-part film project. The narrative non-fiction book is based on the films which contain interviews with thinkers and activists including Noam...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:19
Little, Brown has acquired a memoir by Stuart David, founding member of the indie pop band Belle & Sebastian, well-known for songs including "The Boy With the Arab Strap" and "I'm a Cuckoo".
Editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson bought world English language rights from Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:12
Simon & Schuster has acquired a coming-of-age memoir described as a blend of The Help and television programme "Six Feet Under".
Suzanne Baboneau bought UK and Commonwealth rights in The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield from Oliver Munson at A M Heath. In the book, Mayfield describes her...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 11:56
Two Roads has acquired a debut novel by US independent bookseller Jamie Kornegay.
Publisher Lisa Highton bought UK rights from Jim Gill at United Agents acting for Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic. Marysue Ricci of Simon & Schuster will publish in the US.
The title, Soil, tells the story of Jay Mize, an...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 11:51
Bonnier Books has acquired a new title by Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand, looking back on his ten-year stint with the club.
Richard Johnson, c.e.o. of Bonnier Publishing, bought world rights in Rio: My Decade as a Red from Ferdinand, with the title to be published as a £20 hardback on 1st August.
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 07:45
Viking has won the nine-way publisher auction in the UK for London Book Fair buzzed-about book, 28-year-old Emma Healey’s debut novel Strange Companions.
Publishing director Venetia Butterfield [pictured] acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title, from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown, with four...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 07:30
Biteback has signed an autobiography by Paralympic champion David Weir.
“The Weirwolf”, as he became known during the 2012 Games, won four gold medals in wheelchair racing events.
Sam Carter, editorial director at Biteback, bought world English language rights to Weirwolf: The David Weir Story, from...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 08:00
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired an "extraordinarily gripping" debut novel by US writer and editor Amy Grace Loyd.
The Affairs of Others will be published in January 2014, and tells of Celia Cassill, who five years ago, in the wake of her husband's death, bought a brownstone house in Brooklyn and now rents...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 06:00
Quadrille has acquired two new titles, with one tying-in to Channel 4 design series "Amazing Spaces", and the other a cookery title from new Brazilian barbecue restaurant, Cabana.
Publishing director Jane O'Shea bought world rights in the "Amazing Spaces" tie-in from Amanda Preston at Luigi Bonomi Associates on...