Tue, 26/08/2014 - 13:14
Wales-based children’s and young adult publisher Firefly Press has acquired a YA science fiction title by Dr Who novel writer Paul Magrs.
Lost on Mars, which will be published in spring 2015, tells the story of Lora and her family, who are human settlers on the red planet and struggling to survive.
Wed, 25/06/2014 - 08:50
Picador has acquired a book about “the ancient and deep-seated human fascination with flight”.
Publisher Paul Baggaley bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Skybound by Rebecca Loncraine from James Gill at United Agents.
Loncraine suffered from breast cancer in her early 30s, and after recovery decided to...
Tue, 27/05/2014 - 12:58
United Agents has appointed Margaret Halton as joint head of Adult Foreign Rights, alongside Linda Shaughnessy. She will start in her new role on 21st July.
Halton was previously a director in the foreign rights department at Rogers, Coleridge & White, where she worked for five years.
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:00
Jessica Craig, currently co-director of adult translation rights at United Agents in London, will be joining the Pontas Literary & Film Agency, based in Barcelona. She will start on September 1st 2014.
Pontas’ founder and director, Anna Soler-Pont, said of the appointment: "We are fully convinced that Jessica Craig'...
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 16:39
Hodder has acquired world rights in an “astonishing” debut novel by a journalist and travel writer.
Kate Parkin pre-empted Jakob’s Colours by Lindsay Hawdon from Charlotte Robertson at United Agents.
The book “weaves back and forward in time” between the First World War and Second World...
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:40
Head of Zeus is to publish Ellis Peters’ Cadfael novels as e-books. Nicolas Cheetham, HoZ digital publisher and deputy m.d., is acquiring UK and Commonwealth digital rights to all 20 books from Rosemary Scoular at United Agents.
UK print rights to the historical crime series about a 12th-century monk—which launched in...
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 17:23
HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired three books by debut picture book author Rob Biddulph.
Publishing and creative director Rachel Denwood acquired the world rights at auction from Jodie Hodges at United Agents.
The first book, Blown Away, is a story about a penguin who, after...
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 09:00
Hodder & Stoughton has bought two new books by TV and radio comedian Tony Hawks.
Briony Gowlett at Hodder & Stoughton Non Fiction acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in a deal with Robert Kirby at United Agents.
Hawks’ first book in five years, Once Upon a Time in the West… Country, has been...
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 11:30
Canongate has signed five of Margaret Drabble's backlist to release as e-books for the first time, as part of a campaign to promote digital reading to older readers.
Fiction editor Louisa Joyner signed e-only rights in The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, and a trilogy made up of The Radiant Way, A...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 08:50
Two Roads has acquired Wendy Cope’s first collection of prose.
Life, Love and The Archers, which consists of published and unpublished work, will be released in November.
Two Roads acquired world rights from Carol Macarthur at United Agents.
Lisa Highton said: “With her sharp eye for human foibles...