Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:00
Publishers and agents sounded a note of caution about European markets, but insisted optimism in the UK was strong as LBF entered its final day.
Many fairgoers noted it as one of the busiest LBFs in recent years, yet a number pointed out that many European territories seem to be struggling.
Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 10:50
Summersdale has bought world rights to an inspirational memoir from debut author Catrina Davies.
The Ribbons of Fearlessness describes her plan to use her classical cello training and busk her way to Norway with her best friend. However, following his death, she decided to make the trip alone, struggling to survive as she...
Thu, 17/01/2013 - 09:09
Summersdale has acquired a book about dieting by journalist Emma Woolf titled The Ministry of Thin.
Editorial director Claire Plimmer bought world English rights directly from the author, with plans to publish in June.
According to the publisher, the book "takes a controversial, unflinching look at how our desire...
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 16:28
If there is a book that encapsulates the Summersdale ethos, it might be Bake for Britain, launched in March during the crest of the baking popularity wave. Summersdale produced the cookery title from idea to print in an astonishing eight weeks, with the recipes initially generated from an office baking competition.
Mon, 20/02/2012 - 08:20
Publishers are continuing to experiment with e-book pricing, as sales and marketing teams balance pressure from low-priced, self-published content with concern over consumers' perception of e-book value. Independent publishers have been trialling a 99p e-book price on selected titles, with larger publishers also reporting a more flexible...
Mon, 25/07/2011 - 15:50
Summersdale has bought world rights to a book about anorexia by Emma Woolf, the writer of the Times column An Apple a Day.
Commissioning editor Jennifer Barclay bought the rights from Sarah Such of Sarah Such Literary Agency. It will be published as one of Summersdale's lead titles in spring 2012.
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 06:35
Summersdale has bought a travel memoir from journalist Rosie Millard on her travels through France's overseas territories.
Editorial and rights director Jennifer Barclay bought Bonnes Vacances! from Jennifer Christie at Graham Maw Christie. Barclay paid a four figure sum for world rights excluding North America....
Fri, 03/12/2010 - 14:44
Summersdale is getting in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day with four romantic reads.
Editorial and rights director Jennifer Barclay said: “Every year we look for a selection of gift books on love to provide a fresh offering for the Valentine’s market as well as throughout the year, which is very important in the...
Fri, 26/11/2010 - 07:44
Independent publisher Summersdale has acquired a title discussing the psychological effects of the Twilight series.
Editorial and rights director Jennifer Barclay bought world rights excluding North America to Twilight, True Love and You: The Seven Secrets to Finding Your Edward or Jacob for a four-figure advance.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 08:16
Summersdale has acquired two new titles from female adventurers Sarah Outen and Felicity Aston.
Outen rowed solo across the Indian Ocean before her 25th birthday and her book, A Dip in the Ocean will be published in February next year. The foreword will be written by Ellen MacArthur and the title will tell of the 4,000 miles of...