Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:15
Octopus has acquired the tie-in to Lion TV's "Wartime Farm" a new series lined up for this autumn following "Victorian Farm" and "Edwardian Farm".
Group publishing director Denise Bates acquired world rights to the title from Lion TV agent Julian Alexander. Mitchell Beazley will publish on 3rd...
Wed, 02/05/2012 - 08:10
Orion has acquired a title about growing your own food from garden-designer and television presenter James Wong, with plans to publish in September 2012.
Orion non-fiction publishing director Amanda Harris bought world rights, with exclusive Europe and Far East, from James Wills at Watson, Little for the title, James Wong's...
Wed, 02/05/2012 - 08:00
Corona Pictures has acquired the television and film rights to three titles by Wilbur Smith.
The London-based production company bought the rights in Birds of Prey, Monsoon and Blue Horizon, which tell the story of three generations of the Courtney family in 17th-century Africa. It is launching TV production wing...
Wed, 25/04/2012 - 08:05
S J Watson's thriller Before I Go to Sleep (Transworld) yesterday picked for the Desmond Elliott Prize longlist, has been voted Best Read of the series by viewers in "The TV Book Club" Best Read Poll.
Elizabeth Haynes' Into the Darkest Corner (Myriad) was voted into second place, while Girl,...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 11:40
HarperCollins has secured a “lavishly illustrated” companion book to the BBC1 TV series, “Call the Midwife”, having acquired world rights in a two-book deal.
Collins publishing director Iain MacGregor and Collins publisher Hannah MacDonald bought world rights, all languages, in a deal with Pippa Harris at Neal...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:47
A multi-book deal for celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale, a memoir from “Strictly Come Dancing” judge Bruno Tonioli and a book from the owner of “the real Downton Abbey” were all signed in the run-up to the London Book Fair.
HarperCollins has signed a new three-book deal with Pascale, who had a break-out year in...
Wed, 11/04/2012 - 09:18
There will be no new summer series of More4's "The TV Book Club", as production company Cactus re-models the show "for a new broadcaster" in autumn 2012 and plans a "new-look integrated retail and e-tail promotion to support it".
The most recent series of "The TV Book Club" will be...
Wed, 11/04/2012 - 08:00
Chronicle Books has acquired a cookery companion to vampire drama series “True Blood”.
Lorena Jones, Chronicle Books publishing director for Food & Drink/Lifestyle/Digital signed world rights, all languages, all editions to the title which is lined up for autumn this year.
The True Blood Cookbook,...
Tue, 27/03/2012 - 06:00
Penguin Children’s Media & Entertainment division is currently rolling out a new Ladybird publishing range across the UK nd North America featuring television star Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.
Raa Raa The Noisy Lion was first featured on CBeebies in May last year and the publishing line features two story-board books called ...
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 14:30
Pan Macmillan has acquired the memoirs of Nanny Pat, who stars in ITV1's "The Only Way is Essex", with the book to tell of her East End childhood, running the household after her mother died when she was 11.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell bought world rights from Andrew Lownie, with Pan Macmillan planning publication...