Wed, 13/02/2013 - 16:33
Random House has acquired the memoir of how a 15-year-old teenager survived the world of human trafficking.
Arrow editor Julia Twaites bought world rights, excluding US and Canada, from Ampelon Publishing in the US. The Slave Across the Street will be published on 5th September 2013 as a paperback original.
In the book,...
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 09:00
Publishers are still prepared to pay good money up front for the right books, agents have told The Bookseller, after a raft of high-profile rights deals were struck ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair and at the fair itself. But agents also warned of gaps in publishing schedules and slow decision-making caused by doubts over retail...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 14:30
Century and Arrow has acquired two novels by Andrew Clover, the former Sunday Times columnist. Gillian Holmes bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Lizzy Kremer at David Higham.
The first book, Learn Love in a Week, will be published as a Century hardback at the end of January 2013....
Tue, 17/07/2012 - 06:30
The erotica trend sparked by the Fifty Shades trilogy continues, as e-book publisher, Total-E-Bound, is to publish a collection of erotic retellings of classic novels, following in the footsteps of Pan Macmillan's acquisition of Jane Eyre Laid Bare.
The Clandestine Classics, which will keep the original prose of the...
Fri, 27/04/2012 - 13:30
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is to be published in Germany by Carlsen and Ullstein, acting in an unprecedented joint venture.
The hardback edition will bear the Carlsen name, as will the e-book, while paperback editions will carry the Ullstein publisher name. Translation, editorial, PR and marketing will be...
Tue, 20/12/2011 - 09:55
Corvus has bought a further three novels from Robert Fabbri, in his saga charting the rise of Vespasian to become Emperor of Rome. The series began with Tribune of Rome, with the second volume, Rome's Executioner, due out in May 2012.
Atlantic c.e.o. Toby Mundy and Corvus publishing director Nic...
Fri, 26/11/2010 - 07:43
HarperCollins has acquired a novel from Australian author Paddy O’Reilly.
Blue Door publisher Patrick Janson-Smith acquired rights in The Fine Colour of Rust from Sophie Hicks at Ed Victor.
The novel is set in a dusty country town and tells the story of Loretta Boskovic and her circle of friends as they fight...
Tue, 22/06/2010 - 07:20
Vintage Classics editorial director Laura Hassan has bought rights to 14 novels by Stella Gibbons, all of which have been out of print for the past decade.
Gibbons' first and most famous novel, Cold Comfort Farm (1932), in which the sensible Flora Poste sorts out the grim lives of the Starkadder family in a parody of the...
Mon, 14/06/2010 - 08:21
The tough times the trade is experiencing are being reflected in “wobbling” acquisition patterns, with both risk-averse publishing but also inflated auctions, publishers have said.
CCV publisher Dan Franklin said the traditional gamble of publishing had been subdued by the cutting back of lists.
“The effect of...
Fri, 16/10/2009 - 07:11
The witches of Frankfurt to Headline
Headline has fought off competition from five other publishers to acquire the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair's hottest fiction title, The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Viking US, which is...