Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:45
Virago has acquired the new book by Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and Vagina, about the creation of the law against obscenity and its impact on society.
Publisher Lennie Goodings bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title, Outrages, from agent John Brockman and will publish in 2016.
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 04:30
Hot Key Books has acquired a new children's novel by writer and dub poet, Benjamin Zephaniah, his first for seven years.
The book is set against the summer riots of 2011, and tells how one teenage boy's idealism is twisted by those around him who are determined to commit acts of terror.
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:54
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired fantasy thriller Angelfall by Susan Ee, a novel originally self-published before being released by Amazon Children's Publishing in the US.
Editorial director Kate Howard bought British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, for Angelfall and two further books in the Penryn and...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:50
Little, Brown has acquired a title on the 1944 meeting between world leaders at Bretton Woods which set out a structure for the international monetary system as we know it.
Non-fiction publisher Tim Whiting bought world English language rights to The Summit: Bretton Woods and the Fight to Save the World's Economy by Ed Conway,...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:40
Rogers, Coleridge & White has Christos Tsiolkas’ new novel Barracuda, which charts a talented swimmer’s rise and fall (Atlantic in UK, Hogarth in US). Agent Peter Straus will be selling rights to English Mothers, a début novel from Alison Stevens about a brutal child murder. In non-...A M Heath | Agents | Andrew Lownie | Bookseller News Team | Conville & Walsh | Curtis Brown | Darley Anderson | David Higham Associates | Ed Victor Literary Agency | Felicity Bryan Associates | Furniss LAwton | Hanbury agency | London Book Fair | Luigi Bonomi Associates | Lutyens & Rubinstein | Mulcahy Associates | Rights deal | Rogers Coleridge & White | Sheil Land Associates | WME London
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:30
Simon & Schuster will publish a book based on The Everyday Sexism Project, a website that asks women to share their everyday experiences of sexism.
Founder Laura Bates will write the book, to be published in 2014.
S&S non-fiction editorial assistant Abigail Bergstrom signed the pre-emptive deal for UK and...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:12
Constable & Robinson has signed up a flurry of titles ahead of London Book Fair next week, including a debut YA novel likened to A Monster Calls, a parody of the children's book We're All Going on a Bear Hunt, and the first memoir by a member of the band Genesis.
At Constable, commissioning editor Charlie Mounter has also...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:01
Transworld Publishers has acquired a debut novel by actress Sara Crowe, best known for her role in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" where she played the first bride, Laura.
Senior editorial director Linda Evans bought world rights from Charlotte Robertson at Aitken Alexander in Campari for Breakfast, with plans to publish in...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:20
Penguin division Michael Joseph has signed the first official book of the Bafta-winning comedy series "Mrs Brown’s Boys".
Created by Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll, who also plays Mrs Brown, the BBC1 series was the most watched TV programme on Christmas Day 2012, and the DVDs have sold more than 3m copies....
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 08:21
Aurum Publishing imprint Union Books has acquired a "film memoir" by the novelist Todd McEwen.
Editorial director Rosalind Porter bought British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Derek Johns at A P Watt at United Agents, and will publish in early 2014.
The book, as yet untitled, is described by the...