Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird has announced a host of new acquisitions, including inking Jasmine Hemsley for two new books.
Former model Hemsley runs wellness brand Hemsley + Hemsley with her sister Melissa; the duo’s two books for Ebury have earned £2.6m through BookScan UK.
Her new books are East by West, inspired by her travels through India, and True You, a book to “nourish mind and body”, co-authored with Susie Pearl. Both are due in 2018, with world English rights secured by publisher Carole Tonkinson from Valeria Huerta of the Valeria Huerta Agency.
Bluebird will also issue The Dirty Dishes, the first cookbook by chef-turned-model Isaac Carew (pictured).
Carew last week signed to appear on Channel Four’s “The Ultimate Shopping List” with Michel Roux Jr. Tonkinson acquired world English rights from Hellie Ogden at Janklow & Nesbit, to publish in May 2018.
Other acquisitions include a book on parenting by Steve Biddulph and The Psychology of Money by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler. Tonkinson acquired world rights to Biddulph’s title, which helps parents “access the wisdom inside us…and bring it to life in a practical way”, and will publish in 2018; she also secured UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in The Psychology of Money from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, acting for Levine Greenberg Rostan. HarperCollins will publish the title in the US.