Canongate signs more Pilkington

Canongate signs more Pilkington

Canongate has signed the latest book from Karl Pilkington, planned for released in summer 2016.

The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington will be Pilkington's fourth book with Canongate, and will see him share his thoughts on a range of topics, from art to pollution and identity.

Canongate publisher Jenny Todd and senior editor Jenny Lord signed world rights from Tiffany Agbeko at John Noel Management.

Piklington found fame through the Ricky Gervais Show podcast, and he has since gone on to appear in several TV shows and write numerous books, including An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life.

Pilkington has sold 1.3m titles to date through Nielsen BookScan.

The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington will be published as a full colour hardback and e-book in June 2016 priced at £20, and a £14.99 e-book.