TV rights for Fiona Barton’s The Widow (Transworld) have been optioned by Playground Television. The deal was brokered by Tanya Tillett, formerly of the Knight... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books has acquired a graphic novel written by Irish children’s laureate Eoin Colfer and author and graphic novelist Andrew Donkin, and illustrated by... Read more
Faber has acquired a “timely and important” book about single motherhood by Emma Brockes. Hannah Griffiths, publishing director at Faber, acquired An Excellent Choice from... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired the world English rights to two middle-grade novels by Stephanie Burgis. The deal was brokered by literary agent Molly Ker... Read more
Fig Tree has acquired rights to the “remarkable and tragic” story of Dr Margaret Orange by Louise Hide. Juliet Annan, publishing director at Fig Tree,... Read more
Dodo Ink has bought a literary erotic novella by Monique Roffey about a married couple whose relationship is going stale until they meet a mysterious femme... Read more
Century has bought Romanian author EO Chirovici’s The Book of Mirrors in a “hotly contested” auction.
Little, Brown’s Sphere division will this autumn release two books based on the popular mobile game Candy Crush.
Headline has bought a “compulsive” debut thriller by Michelle Adams in a six-figure deal.
Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, has acquired two new books from African writer and Caine Prize winner Binyavanga Wainaina.
John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, has acquired In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s, for six figures following a "hotly contested"... Read more
Sci-fi novelist Ernest Cline’s new book has been acquired by Cornerstone's Century imprint.
Head of Zeus has acquired the rights to the latest two books in David Gilman’s “epic” Master of War Series and a stand-alone historical novel.... Read more
Yellow Kite has acquired health-and-weight-loss book The Sirtfood Diet by Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten.
Michael Morpurgo has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins and the first new title will be published later this month.
Issue No 5790
Friday, July 27 2018
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