Pan Mac signs two from Pemberton

Pan Mac signs two from Pemberton

Pan Macmillan publishing director Wayne Brookes has acquired two new historical novels by Margaret Pemberton, whose backlist titles are published under Bello, Pan Macmillan's e-book and POD imprint.

Brookes bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the two novels from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown. The first title, A Season of Secrets, will be published in mass market original and e-book in early 2015.

Brookes said: "I've long been an admirer of Margaret's skill as a first class storyteller, and we are all honoured that she will make her new home at Pan Macmillan. A Season of Secrets is a wonderful sweeping epic that explores class, war, relationships and much more."

Editorial director of digital James Long said: "Having a new title by Margaret, published by Pan Macmillan, represents an evolution for Bello. Together, we will build her readership, especially in e-book, and create a platform for the new books."