Jeffrey Archer does 10-year foreign rights deal with Saga Egmont

Jeffrey Archer does 10-year foreign rights deal with Saga Egmont

Jeffrey Archer has signed a deal with digital publisher Saga Egmont to make his 37 books available across 11 languages.

The 10-year partnership, described by Archer as one of the most exciting he had ever been offered, and secured via the MRM agency which now represents the author, will include his fiction front and backlist, a children's series and short stories.

Works will be distributed in many markets and multiple platforms on which Archer’s titles currently do not exist, including editions in Spanish and Japanese, and e-book, audio and print editions.

Although Pan Macmillan holds world English rights for Archer, the company relinquished foreign rights during its most recent deal with the author.

Archer said: “This is one of the most exciting partnerships I’ve been offered in my literary career. I look forward to working with such a respected and global publisher, for many years to come.”

Lasse Horne, publishing director at Saga Egmont, said: “We are proud to be able to work with a major author like Jeffrey Archer to bring his extraordinary list of books to reach readers across the globe, whatever language they might speak; on whatever platform they might prefer—even the much-debated streaming services.

“The Egmont mission is 'we bring stories to life' and we truly believe that we fulfill our purpose in this collaboration.”

The deal comes after Archer split from agents Curtis Brown last year and joined MRM. He later filed a lawsuit alleging his former agency failed to secure more than £500,000 in payments from Pan Macmillan – a claim Curtis Brown rejects.