HarperCollins expands Archer publishing with new territories

HarperCollins expands Archer publishing with new territories

HarperCollins has signed an expanded publishing agreement with Jeffrey Archer that will see him published in a string of other territories.

In addition to existing agreements for Italian and world English rights, titles from the William Warwick series will now be published by HarperCollins France, HarperCollins Holland, HarperCollins Ibérica, and HarperCollins Japan. The deals were co-ordinated by HarperCollins International c.e.o. Chantal Restivo-Alessi, with the author's son James Archer and Alan Mitchell, from Mitchell Rights Management.

Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, Archer has published more than 37 titles and sold over 275 million copies around the world, according to the publisher. His books have been published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages.

Archer returned to HarperCollins this year in a three-book deal after nearly two decades with Pan Macmillan. The first book in the deal, William Warwick series instalment Over My Dead Body, is out on 14th October.

Restivo-Alessi said: “We’re thrilled to expand HarperCollins’s relationship with Jeffrey Archer, putting the combined passion and publishing expertise of six teams behind this incredible talent. The William Warwick series is a prime example of stories that can travel, appealing to audiences around the world.”

Archer said: “I’m proud to be back at HarperCollins and delighted that the William Warwick series is to be supported by such a professional and ambitious international team and will benefit from a truly integrated and dynamic global publishing strategy.”

Publication dates vary by market but the first title will be published by HarperCollins Holland in October 2021.