Shaun Usher's Speeches of Note has been pre-empted in North America by Ten Speed Press.
It follows the same format as Letters of Note (Canongate/Unbound), using famous speeches by an array of well-known names and from seminal moments.
Ten Speed's Julie Bennett pre-empted North American rights from Nelle Andrew on behalf of Caroline Michel at PFD and Unbound.
Hutchinson and Unbound have UK and Commonwealth rights. Negotiations are ongoing in a dozen other territories, PFD said, with German (Heyne) and Polish (SQN) rights signed.
Usher said: "This will be a visually stunning, heady collection of oratory that will shine a light on speeches that for various reasons are often left in the dark."