Thu, 12/05/2011 - 08:52
Transworld has acquired two historical fiction novels by 21-year-old debut author, Henry Venmore-Rowland.
Editorial director Simon Taylor bought world English language rights in two books through Peter Buckman at Ampersand.
The first novel is called The Last Caesar, telling the story of the power struggle following...
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 15:30
Transworld has acquired three historical crime novels by Andrew Swanston, former Waterstone's director and chairman of Methven's.
Assistant editor Emma Buckley bought world rights in the trilogy directly from the author. The first of the three novels, The King's Spy, is set in the 17th century, and follows...
Wed, 06/04/2011 - 07:54
Transworld has acquired two titles from TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle, with the first to give an account of his "compulsive pursuit of adventure".
Publishing director, sport and entertainment, Doug Young bought UK and Commonwealth rights including serial in two books from Julian Alexander at Lucas Alexander Whitley...
Fri, 01/04/2011 - 08:10
Transworld is to publish a limited edition scratch and sniff version of Dirty Tricks by Jo Carnegie.
Managing director Larry Finlay said: "This is a new move for us and it's certainly been a challenge for our production team but we're delighted to be able to offer a new reading experience. It is innovation such as this...
Mon, 28/03/2011 - 08:53
Catherine Cookson's estate has signed a deal to release 100 of her novels as e-books directly through Amazon, cutting out her publishers Transworld and Simon & Schuster (in the US). The e-books went on sale on late last week priced at £3.99. The model is similar to that of the Ian Fleming estate, which cut out Penguin in order...
Tue, 22/03/2011 - 08:30
Transworld has acquired three novels by debut author Victoria Lamb, all set in the time of Elizabeth I's reign.
Publishing director Selina Walker bought world rights in the trilogy from agent Luigi Bonomi, and will publish the first of the novels, The Queen's Secret, in early 2012.
The Queen's Secret will focus on...
Mon, 21/03/2011 - 08:40
Transworld associate publicity director Laura Sherlock is leaving the company in order to "spend more time with her young family".
Sherlock has worked at Transworld for nine years, and has handled campaigns for authors including Sophie Kinsella, Andy McNab, Terry Pratchett, Paul McKenna and Cheryl Cole.
Tue, 08/03/2011 - 13:45
Transworld is to publish the autobiography of Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder.
Editorial director Sarah Emsley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights through Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander Associates.
Emsley said: "Shaun Ryder is a living legend and his is one of the great untold stories of a life lived through the...
Tue, 15/02/2011 - 09:41
Transworld is to publish music memoir The Story of the Streets by Mike Skinner, detailing the rise of the Birmingham-born rapper and his band.
Editorial director Simon Thorogood bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jon Elek at A P Watt.
He said: "Mike Skinner's originality, integrity and lyrical gift have marked...
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 07:51
Brick Lane author Monica Ali's next novel will be a "homage" to Princess Diana.
Transworld will publish Untold Story on 31st March as a £17.99 hardback. The Daily Mail reports negotiations for film rights to Ali's third novel are already underway.
The book, the newspaper reports, is about a...