Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:20
Simon & Schuster has signed the memoir of Terry Venables, former England, Chelsea, Tottenham and Crystal Palace football manager.
The deal was struck between S&S executive director Kerr MacRae and head of sport Ian Marshall with Jonathan Harris of the Sport & Artist Management agency.
It will be released in...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:18
Pushkin Press' new imprint, ONE, has made its first world English-language acquisition, with editor Elena Lappin buying The Fishermen by 26-year-old Nigerian debut novelist Chigozie Obioma.
Lappin signed the deal with Jessica Craig at United Agents and Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency, New York.
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:16
The Friday Project has signed two new books from cult Canadian author Andrew Kaufman.
Scott Pack, the publisher at the HarperCollins imprint, signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Sam Hiyate at The Rights Factory.
Pack said: “Have I just signed up two novels, or have I actually signed eight novella...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:14
Penguin division Michael Joseph is seeing big international sales for debut thriller Eeny Meeny after signing the book in a pre-LBF deal.
Publishing director Rowland White signed the book by MJ Arlidge from Hellie Ogden at Janklow and Nesbit, and has now sold it to territories including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France,...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:12
Allen & Unwin has signed new novels from Richard & Judy Book Club author Charity Norman.
UK and Commonwealth rights were signed from Jane Gregory at Gregory & Company.
The two new novels will be published in 2014 and 2015. Norman’s novel After the Fall was chosen for the Richard & Judy Spring...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:10
Pan Macmillan has acquired rights in a memoir by the blind Chinese rights advocate and social activist, Chen Guancheng.
In a deal with US sister company Henry Holt, Pan Macmillan bought world English language rights, excluding US and Canada, in the title. Henry Holt imprint Times Books will publish in the US, simultaneously with Pan...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 10:47
Film rights have been signed for Cathi Unsworth’s novel Weirdo, published by Profile imprint Serpent’s Tail.
Alex Usbourne at Picture Palace North signed up film rights in a deal with Meg Davis at Ki Agency Ltd, on behalf of Rupert Crew Ltd.
Weirdo was first released as a trade paperback by Serpent’s Tail in...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:28
Canongate has acquired world rights in Creating Freedom, a book by artist, writer and documentary maker Raoul Martinez.
The book, on the nature of freedom, is part of a book and three-part film project. The narrative non-fiction book is based on the films which contain interviews with thinkers and activists including Noam...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:19
Little, Brown has acquired a memoir by Stuart David, founding member of the indie pop band Belle & Sebastian, well-known for songs including "The Boy With the Arab Strap" and "I'm a Cuckoo".
Editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson bought world English language rights from Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:12
Simon & Schuster has acquired a coming-of-age memoir described as a blend of The Help and television programme "Six Feet Under".
Suzanne Baboneau bought UK and Commonwealth rights in The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield from Oliver Munson at A M Heath. In the book, Mayfield describes her...