Thu, 28/03/2013 - 08:30
Biteback has acquired a political memoir from former spin doctor Damian McBride, who found himself at the centre of a scandal during Gordon Brown’s time in Downing Street.
The publisher acquired world rights for the book, Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin, with a five-figure advance.
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 07:00
Weidenfeld & Nicolson's deputy publishing director Arzu Tahsin has bought rights to memoir I am Malala by Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
Tahsin bought UK and Commonwealth rights for an undisclosed sum in conjunction with Little, Brown in the USA, which holds world rights. Yousafzai is represented by Karolina...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 11:00
Hodder Children’s Books has signed a new fiction series from the author of the Stoneheart trilogy, Charlie Fletcher.
The new series of shorter novels will be linked to the Stoneheart books, which has sold internationally to 21 countries, according to the publisher.
Anna McNeil, Hodder Children’s publishing director...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:45
Oxford University Press is to publish a scrumdiddlyumptious illustrated dictionary of gobblefunk—words invented by Roald Dahl in his children’s books.
Vineeta Gupta, OUP’s head of children’s dictionary publishing, completed the deal for world English rights in The Roald Dahl Dictionary with...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:15
Simon & Schuster saw off competition from seven other publishers to ink a six-figure, two-book deal for Clare Furniss’ “moving and funny” Young Adult début.
S&S publisher Ingrid Selberg bought world English-language rights to the two books from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates. The deal...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 08:30
Random House imprint Rider has signed a title by a Vatican expert about the new Pope.
Publishing director Judith Kendra acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Crown US in Pray for Me: The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis.
Author Dr Robert Moynihan is founder and editor of Inside the Vatican...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:00
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired world rights in the autobiography of terminally ill Nolan Sister Bernie Nolan.
Now and Forever, to be published on 9th May 2013, will tell Bernie Nolan’s story, written over the last six months she has battled terminal cancer.
Nolan first fought off breast cancer in 2011 but...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 14:46
Head of Zeus has acquired three new titles, including the debut novel from BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie.
Senior editor Rosie de Courcy, who joined the publisher in December, signed Naughtie’s Cold War thriller The Madness of July in a world rights deal with Felicity Bryan at the Felicity Bryan Literary Agency...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 14:37
A new novel exploring the fate of women caught up in Mexico’s drug wars will be published in spring 2014 by Random House’s transatlantic imprint, Hogarth.
Prayers for the Unusual by Orange Prize finalist Jennifer Clement is informed by documentary-style interviews with female survivors from Mexico’s drug-...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 14:00
Australian-born novelist Monica McInerney has signed a global publishing deal with Penguin for her latest novel.
Following a deal with McInerney’s UK agent Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown, the Ireland-based writer’s latest book will be published by Penguin in Australia, the UK, Ireland and the USA.
In the UK, her...