Mon, 22/04/2013 - 06:30
Arcadia has secured rights to three new novels, after publisher Gary Pulsifer's pre-empts were accepted at the London Book Fair.
World English language rights were acquired in Jo Confesso by Catalan writer Jasume Cabre. The book has been compared to The Shadow of the Wind, and concerns a 60-year-old man...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:42
Headline signed four novels from Norwegian psychiatrist-turned-crime writer Torkil Damhaug. World English-language rights were bought by publishing director Imogen Taylor and editor Flora Rees from David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge & White, on behalf of Kristin Weholt of Cappelen Damm...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:41
Aurum Press has commissioned two new non-fiction titles by social historian Sinclair McKay, with both focusing on key moments in the Second World War.
Aurum Press publisher Graham Coster commissioned both The Lost World of Bletchley Park: An Illustrated HIstory of the World War II Codebreaking Centre, and The Moment of...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:37
Random House will be publishing the biography of Robert Ripley, the man who wrote the original "Believe It or Not" newspaper columns that sparked the world of Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Ripley Publishing renewed its UK publishing license with Random House, and A Curious Man, the biography, is the latest title in its...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:35
HarperFiction has signed a novel from author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore following an auction.
Bittersweet follows a young woman who discovers uncomfortable truths about her roommate's prestigious family over the course of a summer.
Publishing director Katie Espiner bought UK and commonwealth rights from Linda Kaplan at...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:33
Fourth Estate has signed world rights to a new novel from British author Lee Rourke.
Editor Mark Richards did the deal directly with the author. The novel, Vulgar Things, follows a man who moves to Canvey Island in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to sort through hid recently deceased uncle’s possessions.
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:31
HarperCollins imprint Avon has signed rights to two thrillers from CL Taylor. Commissioning editor Lydia Newhouse bought UK and commonwealth rights to The Accident and Amnesia Girl from Madeline Milburn at The Madeline Milburn Literary Agency.
Newhouse said: “ This is suspense-filled, twisty, page-turning commercial...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:29
Harper Non-fiction has secured a new book from TV and radio presenter Chris Evans, the third installment of his memoirs.
The next book, Dear Me: Don’t Panic! Memoirs of a Midlife (What Crisis), will follow on from his previous titles, It’s Not What You Think and Memoirs of a Fruitcake.
It will tackle the subject of...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:27
Independent publisher Peak Platform has acquired English language rights to the works of a number of award-winning Indian writers, with plans to publish their works in the UK.
Rights to works from Purnachandra Tejasvi, Chandrasekhar Kambar, Pratibha Ray, Vaidehi, Mamta Sagar, Bolwar Mahamad Kunhi, and Sethu Madhavan have all been...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:22
HarperCollins imprint the Friday Project has signed world rights to a biography of novelist Jorge Luis Borges.
Norman Thomas di Giovanni will write Georgie & Elsie – Jorge Luis Borges and His Wife: The Untold Story, exploring the writer’s life with his life.
Giovanni worked with Borges as a translator in the...