Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:30
Hot Key Books has signed Finnish author Salla Simukka's Snow White Trilogy, bringing the sales total up to 15 territories.
Publisher Emily Thomas signed UK rights to the trilogy from Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.
Thomas said: "Discovering these fantastically crafted novels by the very...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 10:56
Headline has acquired a non-fiction title by Professor Jon Butterworth, head of Physics and Astronomy at University College London.
Publisher Simon Thorogood bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Diane Banks at Diane Banks Associates. The book will explain the work going on at CERN, the international laboratory in Geneva, where...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 08:55
Ebury is to publish a second volume of autobiography from champion cyclist, Mark Cavendish, to be called At Speed.
Deputy publisher Andrew Goodfellow bought UK and Commonwealth rights from David Luxton, with plans to publish in November 2013.
Goodfellow said: "Mark's first book Boy Racer has quietly...
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 07:00
Pushkin Press has acquired two further titles for its new imprint, ONE, with editor Elena Lappin buying a travel memoir and a debut literary novel.
Lappin acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in A Sense of Direction by New York-based journalist Gideon Lewis-Kraus, about his journey along ancient pilgrimage routes in Spain and...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 15:00
Headline has acquired New Adult trilogy The Games by self-published e-book bestseller Nyrae Dawn, with plans to release the first title this spring.
Associate publisher Sherise Hobbs bought five titles by Dawn, who has also previously self-published Young Adult fiction. Hobbs signed three of the titles through Kate McLennan at Abner...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 11:33
Tor UK has pre-empted UK rights in two novels by Australian author Rjurik Davidson, acquiring the books from Tor Books in New York.
The first book, Unwrapped Sky, will be published in spring 2014. The books are set in the imagined city of Caeli-Amur, populated by philosopher-assassins and creatures such as minotaurs and...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:06
Tor UK has acquired a trilogy by Australian author Ben Peek, in a six-figure world rights deal with agent John Jarrold following a "hard-fought" auction. The underbidder was Hana Osman at Michael Joseph.
Editorial director Julie Crisp bought world rights in epic fantasy novel, Immolation, and two sequels,...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 09:16
Hodder & Stoughton has signed four more books by historical novelist Robyn Young, with publisher Nick Sayers acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from agent Rupert Heath.
The new books will form a series entitled Renaissance, set in the late 15th century, which will follow soldier of fortune Jack Vaughn across...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 06:45
Susan Watt's imprint at Quercus, Heron Books, is to publish a first book from Liam Fox, former secretary of state for defence.
Rising Tides looks at how globalisation is impacting on the world, and draws upon both his own experiences and those of some of his political contemporaries, including Tony Blair, Condoleeza Rice...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 14:32
Caffeine Nights Publishing has signed a novel from columnist and author Garry Bushell, which will complete his Harry Tyler trilogy.
Two previous books by Bushell about the undercover detective, The Face and Two-Faced, were published by John Blake. The third in the trilogy, Face Down, will be released by...