Fri, 07/06/2013 - 09:10
HarperCollins Children’s Books has coined the term “Clean Teen” for a new sub-genre in fiction for girls which focuses on everyday experiences, rather than paranormal themes.
HCCB m.d. Ann-Janine Murtagh said it is emerging as a counterpoint to the “extreme” scenes and storylines in paranormal fiction....
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 13:06
Hot Key Books has acquired world rights in a YA psychological thriller by James Dawson, whose debut novel was published last year.
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson bought Say Her Name and one other title from Jo Williamson at Antony Harwood.
Dawson's Hollow Pike was published last year, and his first non-...
Tue, 04/06/2013 - 15:08
Publishers and industry figures have welcomed news of Malorie Blackman’s appointment as Waterstones Children's Laureate, heralding her as "a great spokesperson" and "amazing ambassador".
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 15:16
Faber has acquired a new YA standalone novel, Dead Ends by Erin Lange, described by the publisher as typifying a “refreshing new trend” which puts human drama to the fore.
Children’s publisher Leah Thaxton bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, on behalf of Taryn...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 08:00
Constable & Robinson YA imprint Much-in-Little has acquired a novel by debut author Kendra Leighton, inspired by Alfred Noyes' poem "The Highwayman".
Sarah Castleton bought UK rights in Glimpse by Leighton from Jane Finigan at Lutyens & Rubinstein.
Much-in-Little will publish in autumn 2014. The...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:28
Faber has made a further YA acquisition, with publisher Leah Thaxton buying UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in a trilogy by Canadian début author Kate Boorman.
The Winterkill trilogy, bought at auction on the first night of the Bologna Book Fair through Kate McLennan at Abner Stein Agency on behalf of Lauren...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:14
The new adult genre is “here to stay”, according to children’s industry figures, despite HarperCollins m.d. Victoria Barnsley this week labelling the genre “a bit of a publishers’ construct”.
Barnsley made her remark in an interview on BBC Radio Four’s “You and Yours” on Monday (...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 15:59
Hodder & Stoughton imprint Mulholland Books has acquired the first novel for adults by Marcus Sedgwick, author of YA books including Midwinterblood and Floodland.
Editor Ruth Tross bought world English rights from Kirsty McLachlan at DGA in A Love Like Blood, for publication in March 2014.
The book opens in post-war Paris...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:15
Simon & Schuster saw off competition from seven other publishers to ink a six-figure, two-book deal for Clare Furniss’ “moving and funny” Young Adult début.
S&S publisher Ingrid Selberg bought world English-language rights to the two books from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates. The deal...