Penguin has acquired world rights in a new book by the Paris-based English chef, writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo in a “major deal” between David Higham agent Lizzy
Kremer and Lindsey Evans at Michael Joseph. The deal continues her relationship with Penguin, which published The Little Paris Kitchen in March 2012 and has sold nearly £1m
in the UK this year.
Contrary to the report yesterday (11th October) Weidenfeld & Nicolson has not acquired two new titles from Khoo, but has instead acquired the licence to republish two books previously published in French by Marabout.
Kremer said: “Michael Joseph continues to publish Rachel brilliantly and to be the perfect publishing partner for her.”
Khoo added: “I am delighted to have a new deal with Penguin, who are the most wonderful collaborators and publishers. I’m so excited to be writing a new book for 2013 and
can’t wait to share my new adventures with my readers.”
The new book will be published in autumn 2013, but does not yet have a title.