Hodder finalising deal for McKellen memoir

Hodder finalising deal for McKellen memoir

Hodder is finalising a deal for actor Sir Ian McKellen’s memoirs, the publisher and McKellen’s agent have confirmed to The Bookseller.

The deal is expected to be completed in “another couple of weeks”, McKellen’s agent Paul Stevens of Independent Talent said, with Rowena Webb, director of non-fiction at Hodder, editing.

The Sunday Times reported yesterday (14th June) that McKellen’s memoirs are being sold for close to £1m, and that Stevens last year “began wooing publishers with a single-paragraph proposal, but many were initially put off by the £1m price tag”. Hodder would not comment on...

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