Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:45
Former Hutchinson editorial director Paul Sidey has died.
Sidey worked at Hutchinson for 31 years before retiring in early 2012. His authors included Ruth Rendell, with whom he worked for decades, as well as writer and director Alan Alda, broadcaster and writer Hugo Vickers, and the late Richard Attenborough,...
Wed, 07/05/2014 - 14:23
The Virgin Soldier author Leslie Thomas has died aged 83.
Thomas, who was brought up in a Barnardo’s home near Newport, South Wales from the age of 12, turned to writing novels after a stint on Fleet Street as a journalist for the London Evening News.
He was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2004...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 10:30
Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell is to write a book about success, with a foreward by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Winning from Ed Victor.
Campbell will draw “on the wisdom of an astonishing array of talented people – from elite...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 10:00
Cornerstone has signed a new novel from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, after what the author described as "a friendly divorce" from HarperCollins UK.
Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone, acquired rights in a six-figure acquisition, acting on behalf of Hutchinson at Cornerstone, Hamish Hamilton in Australia and New Zealand,...
Wed, 29/01/2014 - 09:10
Cornerstone has acquired two novels from Dorothy Koomson, who will move to the publisher from Quercus.
Managing director Susan Sandon and Arrow publishing director Jenny Geras negotiated the deal with Antony Harwood.
Geras, who will be Koomson’s editor, said: “I have been a fan of Dorothy’s novels since the...
Fri, 28/06/2013 - 11:20
William Heinemann has signed a final book featuring Charlie Resnick from crime writer John Harvey.
Cornerstone m.d. Susan Sandon aquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens Rubenstein.
The novel, Darkness, Darkness, is set in Nottingham, and sees Resnick revisiting a cold case focused around the...
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:49
Bestselling author Tom Sharpe, perhaps best known for his 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, has died aged 85.
Sharpe, who was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Cambridge University, died in north-eastern Spain today (6th June).
His debut novel, Riotous Assembly, was published in 1971. Both ...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:15
Random House India and Cornerstone have acquired the next book in James Patterson's bestselling Private series, written in collaboration with Indian thriller author Ashwin Sanghi, with plans to release the new book in early 2014.
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon bought rights to publish the book across the Random House...
Thu, 04/10/2012 - 09:18
Random House has acquired world rights in the autobiography of comedy great John Cleese, star of "Fawlty Towers" and "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon secured world rights through Phil McIntyre of Phil McIntyre Entertainment. Cleese will work on the the memoir with...
Fri, 06/07/2012 - 09:03
Cornerstone thriller writer James Patterson has become only the third author to break the £100m sales barrier in the UK since Nielsen BookScan records began in 1998, taking his place alongside J K Rowling and Jamie Oliver.
Approximately two pence in every £1 spent on a novel has gone towards a copy of a James Patterson...