Thu, 05/04/2012 - 08:50
Michael Joseph publisher Sam Humphreys has won a five-way auction for world rights to three historical novels from début author Liz Fremantle, one of several début deals underway ahead of London Book Fair.
The first book, Queen’s Gambit, will tell the story of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s...
Wed, 09/11/2011 - 13:34
Michael Joseph has appointed Sam Humphreys to the role of publisher, in a move that will see Humphreys depart the post of publisher at Serpent's Tail just months after taking it up in March.
Humphreys will report to MJ m.d. Louise Moore, and will concentrate on acquiring fiction. She will take up the new post at the end of...
Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:05
A book dubbed “Watership Down meets True Grit” is among Sam Humphreys’ first acquisitions at Serpent’s Tail since she moved from Picador.
The book was bought with Allen & Unwin, which will publish in Australia. She bought European and Commonwealth rights, (excluding Canada), to Albert of...
Thu, 03/02/2011 - 07:42
Picador senior editor Sam Humphreys is to join Profile as publisher for imprint Serpent's Tail, leaving Pan Macmillan after nine years.
Former publisher Pete Ayrton now takes the role of editor-at-large. Humphreys, the editor who acquired Emma Donoghue's hit novel Room, will begin her new role in March, reporting to Profile...