Thu, 13/09/2012 - 08:15
Virgin Books has acquired a memoir by actress Laila Morse, best known for her role as Big Mo in "EastEnders".
Virgin editorial director Kate Moore bought world rights in the book from Creative Artists Management. Virgin will publish as a royal hardback on 31st January 2013, with a b-format paperback to follow in spring 2014...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:30
Virgin Books will be rocking out with a new biography of Led Zeppelin lead guitarist Jimmy Page after acquiring the title in a joint deal with Crown Publishers in the US.
Publishing director Ed Faulkner bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Linda Kaplan at Crown Publishers in New York to Light & Shade: Conversations with...
Wed, 12/10/2011 - 15:40
Ebury Publishing imprint Virgin Books is reviving its W H Allen imprint, publishing a list of six popular history, politics, science and current affairs titles a year.
Virgin Books publishing director Ed Faulkner will head the imprint, with a book by former US vice-president and global warming campaigner Al Gore to be one of the...
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:17
Virgin Books has acquired a title about US political firebrand Sarah Palin, written by Joe McGinniss.
Publishing director Ed Faulkner bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Crown Publishers in the US to The Rogue, with Virgin to release next month.
The book is based on McGinniss’ reporting beginning in late...
Thu, 12/08/2010 - 09:25
Former US president George W Bush's account of 9/11, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina and the controversial 2000 presidential election will be published in the UK by Random House this autumn. The memoir will be published simultaneously in the US, Canada and United Kingdom in hardback, e-book and audiobook on 9th November, priced in the UK at...
Wed, 30/06/2010 - 06:13
Virgin Books has acquired a biography of Eqyptian queen Cleopatra, which is the basis of a film currently in development, which is set to star Angelina Jolie.
Louise Joyner, Virgin editorial director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada in Cleopatra, A Life from Tracy Williams at Little, Brown for an undisclosed...
Thu, 24/06/2010 - 07:32
Virgin Books has bought the rights to a title about the lyrics and life of hip-hop star Jay-Z. Decoded by Jay-Z, a.k.a. Shawn Carter, will be published as a £20 hardback on 18th November. The fully-illustrated book will offer a look at the life, influences, and artistic process of the US rapper. It will be a first-person portrait...
Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:40
Virgin Books has bought the rights to a "heartfelt, entertaining and affectionate memoir" of Elvis's friend George Klein.
Louisa Joyner, editorial director for Virgin Books, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Arabella Stein at Abner Stein on behalf of the Waxman Literary Agency for an undisclosed...
Mon, 15/02/2010 - 14:33
Virgin Books is to tell the “inside story” of social networking site Facebook, the second-most visited site in the world after Google.
Editorial director Ed Faulkner bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick from agent...
Mon, 02/11/2009 - 12:21
Virgin Books, previously a standalone business within Random House, is being made into an independent imprint within Ebury Publishing, under m.d. Fiona McIntyre.
Virgin will now sit alongside fellow imprint BBC Books. RH said the development followed Virgin m.d. John Sadler's decision to leave the business.
Sadler took up...