Thu, 30/04/2009 - 06:29
Michael O'Mara has signed the first solo book by stand-up comedian and "The Mighty Boosh" star Rich Fulcher.
Tiny Acts of Rebellion will be published on 8th October as a £10 paperback. MoM commissioning editorial director Lindsay Davies bought world rights, brokering the deal with Paul Stevens at Independent...
Tue, 28/04/2009 - 13:43
Constable and Robinson has acquired the rights for a book by sports writer, Michael Henderson. Andreas Campomar editor at Constable & Robinson bought world rights from Henderson himself for a five-figure sum.
50 People Who Fouled up Football will be published by Constable in hardback in October this year. The book will name...
Sun, 26/04/2009 - 08:59
Jonathan Cape has bought the rights to a memoir by interior designer, Nicholas Haslam. Publisher at Jonathan Cape, Dan Franklin, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Gillon Aitken at Aitken Alexander Associates.
Redeeming Features will be published on 5th November this year and there will also be a...
Sun, 26/04/2009 - 06:56
Gollancz has signed a two-book deal for a horror crime series by Rob Scott. Jo Fletcher, publisher at Gollancz, bought the rights from Ian Drury of the Sheil Land Associates literary agency.
The first book in the deal is called 15 Miles and will be published in summer 2010. The second book is a yet-untitled sequel and will be...
Fri, 24/04/2009 - 14:02
Tonto Books has acquired the rights for Dirty Leeds by Robert Endeacott, a novel based on fact about the secret history of Don Revie, a Leeds manager in the 60's. Tonto managing director, Stuart Wheatman bought world rights directly from Endeacott himself.
Dirty Leeds tells of Leeds United Football Club through the...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 12:24
Marianne Velmans at Doubleday has pre-empted a novel from Sunday Telegraph journalist Nigel Farndale, author of the biography Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce. Velmans bought British Commonwealth rights including Canada in The Blasphemers from David Miller of Rogers, Coleridge & White, for what is thought...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 11:46
HarperCollins has bought a new biography of Rolling Stones lead singer Sir Mick Jagger by the bestselling author Philip Norman.
Carole Tonkinson, publisher at Harper NonFiction, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Michael Sissons at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop for an undisclosed sum. Norman will deliver the text in...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 10:20
Toby Mundy at Atlantic has bought a book of war reportage which he describes as of "prize winning quality". The Good Soldiers, to be published in spring 2010, is written by David Finkel, a staff writer at the Washington Post, who has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Mundy bought UK and Commonwealth...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 07:40
Patrick Janson-Smith at HarperCollins imprint Blue Door has bought UK and Commonwealth rights in a hotly tipped Swedish literary thriller, The Hypnotist, paying "a good six-figure sum".
The book is being sold at LBF by Bonnier, which itself acquired the novel just four weeks ago. It is being published under the author...
Wed, 22/04/2009 - 07:11
Fourth Estate has signed up a memoir from actress Diane Keaton, best known for playing the title character in the 1977 Woody Allen film "Annie Hall". Editorial director Clare Reihill acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights in a deal with Random House US and will publish in 2012.
Keaton will talk about her relationships...