Collins signs Hummingbird and solar system deal

<p>Collins has bought the rights to tie-in books to a new BBC science series from Professor Brian Cox and the next two books in the Hummingbird Bakery series. </p><p>Associate publisher Myles Archibald bought world rights to <em>Wonders of the Solar System</em>, published in November, and follow-up title <em>Universal </em>by Professor Cox directly from the BBC for an undisclosed sum. </p><p>Meanwhile, senior editor Lizzy Gray bought world rights to the next two Hummingbird Bakery Cookbooks from Zoe Waldie at Rogers, Coleridge &amp; White. The first book will be published in April 2011. </p><p>The first title, published by Ryland, Peters &amp; Small, has sold more than 120,000 copies since publication last year.&nbsp;</p>