Wed, 01/10/2008 - 13:30
In what was described as a heated auction, Selina Walker at Transworld has acquired world rights in a high-concept conspiracy thriller series by screen-writer David Young.
Set in the US, Young's first novel, Lockdown, features Sean Lock who uncovers a terrifying conspiracy to test deadly iseases and their vaccines on...
Wed, 01/10/2008 - 06:01
Transworld publishing director Doug Young has bought a new book by Marcus Wareing, chef at the two-Michelin starred Petrus restaurant in Knightsbridge, which was relaunched this month under the new name Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley.
Nutmeg and Custard is described as Wareing’s "definitive guide to the kind of food...
Wed, 24/09/2008 - 13:52
Transworld is rushing out Curtis Sittenfeld's politically topical novel American Wife following its enthusiastic reception in the US this autumn. Originally scheduled for UK publication in February 2009, the book will now be out on 9th October (Doubleday, tpb, £12.99).
American Wife is a fiction but...
Thu, 21/08/2008 - 07:27
Paul McKenna will try for success in America, with a four-book deal with US publisher Sterling.
According to Publishers Weekly, Michael Fragnito, v.p. and editorial director of Sterling, inked the deal with McKenna's attorney Michael Sherman and the house plans to release I Can Make You Thin in January 2009....
Wed, 13/08/2008 - 12:50
Transworld’s Giles Elliot has bought a book by British cyclist Mark Beaumont, who earlier this year became the fastest person ever to cycle around the world.
Beaumont, starring in a TV advertisement for Orange, will also see his epic journey to break the record chronicled in a four-part BBC One series next week. The Man Who Cycled...
Mon, 04/08/2008 - 14:09
Transworld has bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, to a new book about the complete history of the British army, from the Battle of Edgehill to conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Called The Making of the British Army and written by Daily Telegraph columnist Allan Mallinson, it will be published in early 2009. Transworld...
Tue, 22/07/2008 - 08:22
Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld is moving from Picador to Transworld for her next book, American Wife. Transworld's Katie Espiner struck the deal for UK and Commonwealth rights with Cathryn Summerhayes at the William Morris Agency for a "strong" five-figure advance.
American Wife is loosely based on the life...
Fri, 11/07/2008 - 12:40
Transworld has signed a choose-your-own adventure parody entitled The Regional Accounts Director of Firetop Mountain by Steve Morrison and Alex Jenkins.
The book, which was acquired by Sarah Emsley from James Taylor at Avalon, is due this September.
The publisher described it as a send-up of the fantasy adventure genre...
Fri, 04/07/2008 - 12:43
Transworld publisher Selina Walker has bought three new novels from crime writer Simon Kernick, whose Relentless was a “Richard & Judy” Summer Read last year.
Walker bought British Commonwealth rights (including Canada) from Amanda Preston at Luigi Bonomi Associates for a six-figure sum.
Tue, 17/06/2008 - 12:53
Transworld has said it has no plans to make any changes to its publishing for Raj Persaud, after the psychiatrist and broadcaster this week admitted to the General Medical Council to plagiarising work from other academics.
Bantam publishes From the Edge of the Couch, a 2003 title in which Persaud used material from four articles...