Thu, 21/03/2013 - 08:00
Andersen Press has acquired world rights in The Ghost Prison, a novella by author of The Spook's Apprentice Joseph Delaney, which the publisher is billing as its "big book" of Bologna next week.
Fiction editorial director Charlie Sheppard bought the title from Carolyn Whitaker at London Independent...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 15:39
Two publishers have signed up books from Italy-based writer Charles Lambert.
Emlyn Rees of Exhibit A, Angry Robot's crime imprint, has signed world English rights in two novels via Isobel Dixon at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.
Lambert's first novel for Exhibit A is The View from the Tower, a...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 10:50
Random House Business Books has acquired a second volume of memoirs by “Dragons’ Den” star and businessman Duncan Bannatyne.
Senior editor Harry Scoble bought world rights from Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown for an undisclosed sum.
The book, as yet untitled, is the follow-up to Bannatyne’s Anyone...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 10:02
Michael O'Mara has acquired a title parodying Dan Brown's forthcoming novel Inferno.
Senior editorial director Louise Dixon acquired world rights direct from the author Dan T Alighieri (a pseudonym of author Tim COllins) in Dan's Inferno: A Parody.
The title follows Robert Blandon, the world's...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 08:50
Headline's Tinder Press imprint has acquired Season to Taste: Or How to Eat Your Husband by Natalie Young, about a woman who kills and then eats her husband.
Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington pre-empted world rights in the "exquisitely written and deeply disturbing" second novel from Will Francis at Janklow...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 13:00
Atlantic has signed a non-fiction book giving a personal account of life in Iraq, ten years after the Iraq invasion began.
Emma Sky, an Arabist, volunteered to assist in the country after the invasion started, and soon became the civilian governor of Kirkuk Province. Following that, the British citizen was given a senior advisory...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 11:28
Hot Key Books has acquired a sequel to Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy, which won the Booktrust Teenage Prize in 2004.
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Sophie Hicks at Ed Victor in the new novel, Finding Jennifer Jones.
Publication will coincide with the 10th anniversary...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 08:33
Quercus has signed a new two-book contract with Hilary Boyd [pictured], whose debut novel Thursdays in the Park topped the Kindle chart and was hailed as the first in a new “gran-lit” genre.
Jane Wood at Quercus bought world English language rights to two new novels from Laura Morris, with the first book, A...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 08:00
Classicist Natalie Haynes has turned her hand to novels, with Atlantic imprint Corvus set to publish her debut The Amber Fury.
Corvus editorial director Sara O’Keeffe bought British Commonwealth rights including Canada to the novel from Patrick Walsh at Conville and Walsh, in a hotly contested auction with three other...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 14:04
Bloomsbury has acquired Spacejackers, a new trilogy of adventure stories for 9-12 year olds by debut author Huw Powell.
The books tell the story of Jake Cutler, a boy searching for his destiny in the company of a ship full of ruthless space pirates.
Children's fiction editorial director Ellen Holgate bought world English...