Mon, 10/12/2012 - 11:30
HarperCollins has denied its new deal with Wilbur Smith will see the thriller writer's next books being ghostwritten, following a report in the Sunday Times which suggested the novelist will "hardly be required to put pen to paper"....
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 09:00
HarperCollins has signed a world English language six-book deal with thriller writer Wilbur Smith, with some of the new books to be written with co-authors, the first time the author has worked in this way. The author is moving from Pan Macmillan after more than 45 years with the publisher.
William Morrow executive editor and vice...
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 08:50
Literary agency Tibor Jones & Associates has acquired the Charles Pick Consultancy, the agency solely dedicated to bestselling thriller author Wilbur Smith.
Tibor Jones co-founder and managing director Kevin Conroy Scott struck the deal with Martin Pick, Smith’s agent, and a chairman at Tibor Jones. Pick has now retired from...
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, 28/03/2012 - 08:35
UK-based Reelart Media has bought film rights to Wilbur Smith's Those in Peril (Pan Macmillan), with plans for a release in 2014.
The novel, a contemporary thriller about a pirate kidnapping off the coast of Somalia, featuring ex-SAS soldier Hector Cross, is published in mass market paperback this week (29th March)....
Tue, 12/04/2011 - 15:39
Publishing juggernaut James Patterson's 9th Judgement (Arrow), co-written with Maxine Paetro, was the bestselling book in the UK last week, giving the American novelist his seventh Official UK Top 50 number one of the past five years. The thriller, the ninth in his Women's Murder Club series, sold 26,192 copies at UK booksellers in...
Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:57
Substantial pre-orders and a plethora of half-price offers have lead Jean M Auel's sixth and final Earth's Children installment, The Land of Painted Caves (Hodder), to be the bestselling book in the UK last week, scoring 39,513 sales in its opening week at UK booksellers.
It is one of the strongest first-week sales from a...
Tue, 16/11/2010 - 09:29
Pan Macmillan has renewed its contract with bestselling thriller writer Wilbur Smith, signing a deal for his 34th novel.
The book, as yet untitled, will be published in hardcover in 2013 and paperback in 2014, marking 50 years of Smith's paperbacks being published by Pan Macmillan.
Pan Macmillan fiction publisher Jeremy...