Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:59
Pan Macmillan has acquired the autobiography of "Made In Chelsea" star Spencer Matthews.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title from literary agent Andrew Lownie in association with Matthews' manager Sean O'Brien at AOB PR.
Connell said the book will show the "...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:00
Orion Children's Books has acquired a debut novel described as "a fresh and exciting new voice for middle grade readers" by Irish author Nigel Quinlan.
Editorial director Amber Caraveo bought world rights excluding US in the fantasy adventure title, Nothing to Do With Leaves, from Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnberg...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 07:15
Biteback has acquired world rights to a book from Vicky Pryce, who has just finished a prison sentence for conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Pryce was convicted after falsely taking speeding points on her licence that had actually been earned by her ex-husband, former cabinet minister Chris Huhne.
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:00
Pan Macmillan is ready to unleash the spoils of its battle for publishing rights in Creative Assembly and SEGA’s bestselling game franchise, Total War.
The publisher won world rights in four titles in a joint deal with US sister company, Thomas Dunne Books, in October last year, beating competition from eight other houses. It...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 12:27
Short Books has acquired a thriller written by Justin Huggler, former foreign correspondent for The Independent, and set in Baghdad over the year after the 2003 US-led invasion.
Aurea Carpenter bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in Burden of the Desert by Huggler at auction from Kerry Glencorse of Susanna Lea...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:25
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new children’s title by Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
The title, Brilliant, is set in Doyle’s native Dublin, and the publisher described it as “a short, allegorical ‘quest’ novel”, with elements of magic realism.
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:24
Frances Lincoln has acquired a title about Portobello Road by Julian Mash, who previously worked in Notting Hill's Travel Bookshop.
Editorial director Andrew Dunn bought world English language rights from agent Jane Turnbull.
Lined up for summer 2014, the title will cast a new light on the famous London street. Dunn said...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:23
Biteback has signed a new non-fiction book from Jon Miller and Lucy Parker, exploring how corporations can improve our lives and contribute to society.
Editorial director Sam Carter acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Everybody’s Business from Caroline Michel at PFD.
Miller and Parker are partners at the...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:20
Headline has signed a new four-book deal with bestselling author Jill Mansell.
Executive publisher Marion Donaldson made the acquisition through agent Jane Judd.
Mansell's full list is published by Headline, with the new deal to bring her novel-count to 29.
Donaldson said: "[Mansell] proves again and again...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 07:30
Penguin has signed world rights in a cookbook from the budget food blogger Jack Monroe.
Michael Joseph cookery publisher Lindsey Evans signed the book in a pre-emptive deal with Robert Gwyn Palmer, head of publishing at DCD Publishing. DCD also represents Monroe for television, licensing, endorsements, consumer products, public...