Fri, 30/11/2012 - 08:00
A P Watt, the oldest literary agency in the world, has confirmed its sale to one of the newest, United Agents.
The Bookseller first reported in late September that the two were in "exclusive negotiations" —12 of A P Watt's...
Wed, 26/09/2012 - 12:05
United Agents is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire A P Watt.
In a joint statement, UA head of literary Robert Kirby (pictured) and A P Watt chairman and joint managing director Caradoc King said: "In order to quell any rumours we would like to confirm that United Agents and A P Watt are in exclusive negotiations for...
Fri, 21/09/2012 - 15:33
United Agents is restructuring to become a limited liability partnership (LLP), with the original agents who founded the company in 2008 to be paid back their initial investments, with profit, over the next five years.
The agency will be an LLP from 1st October 2012, having been established as a limited company, with the founding...
Fri, 22/07/2011 - 11:07
Quercus has bought a memoir by Madness frontman Suggs, for publication in autumn 2012.
Non-fiction publishing director Richard Milner bought world rights to the autobiography from Robert Kirby at United Agents. Suggs, aka Graham McPherson, formed Madness as a teenager and the band quickly became one of Britain’s best-loved...
Mon, 31/01/2011 - 09:20
Michael Joseph has acquired the memoirs of writer, comedian, actor and presenter Rob Brydon, following a "hotly-contested" auction.
Non-fiction commissioning editor Daniel Bunyard acquired world rights from Robert Kirby and Maureen Vincent at United Agents.
Bunyard said: "Rob is one of the UK's best loved...
Tue, 17/03/2009 - 16:04
Macmillan is hoping to emulate the success of Puffin's Young Bond series with three books about a Young Sherlock Holmes. Rebecca McNally, fiction publishing director has acquired world rights for the titles from Robert Kirby of United Agents, who was representing both the author Andrew Lane and the Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...
Wed, 16/01/2008 - 15:14
Profile has signed a "very, very funny" satire of the self-improvement industry by life coach, self-help guru and "gangsta motivator" L Vaughan Spencer, a.k.a. comedian Neil Mullarkey.
Don't Be Needy, Be Succeedy is based on Mullarkey's show, which won the Edinburgh Fringe Report Award for Best...