More Purple Ronnie to Pan

<p>Pan Macmillan has acquired 11 new Purple Ronnie books. Purple Ronnie creator, Giles Andreae&#39;s new titles will be published by Macmillan Boxtree over the next two years. Jon Butler, editorial director of Boxtree, said: &quot;We are delighted to be part of the success - both present and future - of this publishing phenomenon.&quot;</p><p>Coolabi, which handles the rights to the Purple Ronnie character, has also signed a deal with Michael O&#39;Mara to publish <em>Purple Ronnie&#39;s Doodle Book</em>. The book will provide incomplete drawings for the reader to finish. </p><p>Purple Ronnie has also been sold into a foreign market for the first time, and <em>Purple Ronnie&#39;s Book for a Smashing Grandad</em> and <em>Purple Ronnie&#39;s Book for a Lovely Grandma </em>will be published in Dutch by Uitgeverij in September.<br /><br />Janet Woodward, head of licensing for Coolabi, said: &quot;What is amazing in this case is that, even after 20 years of uninterrupted success, the market for Purple Ronnie books is still expanding, through new publications, new imprints - and now a new language.&quot;</p>