Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:57
Simon & Schuster has acquired début novel, The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester, the winner of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award 2012/13.
Clare Hey, senior commissioning editor at S&S, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a two-book deal from Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein....
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 16:46
Author Jason Hewitt treated his guests to an unusual “immersive theatre” launch for his book The Dynamite Rooms at The Vault's in London's Waterloo last night (2nd April).
Guests arrived to the Simon & Schuster event down candlelit graffitied tunnels for an evening of immersive theatre, live 1940s...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:24
Simon & Schuster has signed two new books from Lynda La Plante covering the early life of Jane Tennison.
Suzanne Baboneau, m.d of Simon & Schuster UK’s adult publishing division, acquired UK and commonwealth rights in a deal brokered by Nigel Stoneman, head of development at the...
Mon, 10/03/2014 - 15:29
The film rights to Tom Rob Smith’s newly published The Farm (Simon & Schuster) have been snapped up by BBC Films and Shine Pictures after a director “read it in one, enrapt sitting”.
Rights to the psychological thriller set across London and Sweden were bought by Shine Pictures by head of literary...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 13:09
The Girls author Lori Lansens has moved from Virago to Simon & Schuster for a new two-book deal.
Lansens published Rush Home Road, The Girls – a Richard and Judy Book Club title - and The Wife’s Tale –currently in film development –through Virago.
But AM Heath...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 11:00
Simon & Schuster UK has won the won the UK rights to two novels by journalist, director and television writer Caroline Kepnes.
The publisher has described the deal as a “major” acquisition for the company and foreign rights have also been sold in the US, France, Italy, Holland, Israel, Japan and Brazil through auction...
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 09:00
Actors Simon Russell Beale and director Mike Leigh will join novelists Ian McEwan, Melvyn Bragg and Ben Okri at a starry event to mark publication of a new poetry anthology from Simon & Schuster.
S&S is publishing Poems That Make Grown Men Cry (10th April) in partnership with Amnesty International. The book, which is...
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 09:00
Crime writer Lynda La Plante has launched a new company, La Plante Global, which will control all of her future book, TV and film deals, as well as digital content and production.
La Plante’s former PR director at Simon & Schuster, Nigel Stoneman, has been made head of development at the company, handling negotiations for...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 11:15
Simon & Schuster has signed the world rights to a new autobiography by Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten (real name John Lydon).
S&S senior non-fiction commissioning editor Kerri Sharp won the rights to the book in a “hotly contested auction” after she met the star in a London hotel in November 2013. The deal was...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:20
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