Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:00
"Newsnight" presenter Kirsty Wark is to join the judging panel for the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
She joins University of St Andrews principal Louise Richardson; author Elizabeth Laird; author and director of the Borders book festival Alistair Moffat; and writer and documentary-maker Elizabeth Buccleuch...
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:00
Headline has secured world rights to an autobiography and two novels by N-Dubz and “X-Factor” star, Tulisa Contostavlos.
Deputy publishing director Sarah Emsley acquired the three books at auction through Jonathan Shalit of talent agency ROAR Management, with “stiff competition” from six other publishers. The...
Tue, 24/01/2012 - 15:23
Autumn Publishing has acquired the UK rights for 12 books based on CiTV character Olly The Little White Van.
The children’s publishing division of Bonnier will release the books in September in four different formats—as chunky board books and sound books aimed at pre-schoolers, and car-shaped storybooks and activity books...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 11:25
HarperCollins has acquired two more novels from television presenter Fern Britton, with HarperFiction commissioning editor Kate Bradley acquiring world rights from Luigi Bonomi at LBA, on behalf of Lacey Associates.
The first title, The Holiday Home, will be published in hardback in spring 2013, with Britton also to...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 08:54
Sales of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations have rocketed thanks to the BBC's lavish three-part adaptation hitting TV screens over Christmas, with the novel scoring its highest sales since records began.
In the week ending 31st December, when overall book sales slumped 70% week on week, sales of Great...
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 09:17
The debut novel by “Newsnight” economics editor Paul Mason has been acquired by No Exit Press, with a digital-first publication lined up for this year.
Publishing director Ion Mills bought UK rights (including digital) in Rare Earth for an undisclosed sum from John Oakes of OR Books in New York.
Thu, 05/01/2012 - 09:10
Harper has scored two of the eight spots in Richard & Judy's Spring Book Club, with the titles unveiled today. The line-up also includes S J Watson's Before I Go to Sleep (Transworld) which will appear in the next series of More4's...
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 11:57
HarperCollins has acquired an account of this year's Libyan conflict by Sky News reporter Alex Crawford, who was on the scene during the uprising and was the only journalist to ride with the rebels as they reached Tripoli's Green Square.
Collins publisher Hannah Macdonald bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title, ...
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 11:49
Headline has bought world rights to cookery book The Fabulous Baker Brothers.
Deputy publishing director Sarah Emsley acquired the book in a pre-emptive deal from Rowan Lawton at Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, acting on behalf of Betty TV. It will be published on 19th January 2012, to accompany a new Channel Four series...
Thu, 15/12/2011 - 10:56
Faber is to publish a "definitive" biography of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell by journalist Tom Bower, whose biography of Bernie Ecclestone came out with the publisher earlier this year.
Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell will be out in May 2012, and is "the result of hundreds of hours of...