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...
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...