TV's Phil Spencer to Vermilion

<p>Vermilion has signed a two-book deal with property expert Phil Spencer as the &ldquo;Location, Location, Location&rdquo; presenter prepares to helm a new series in 2010.<br /><br />UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired in auction by Julia Kellaway, commissioning editor at Vermilion, from Jonathan Conway at Mulcahy Conway Associates for an undisclosed sum.<br /><br />Spencer will be launching his own series of books in 2010 based on his years of experience working in the property industry. The first title, <em>Adding Value to Your Home</em>, is published in April 2010. It will inform readers how to make their peoperty a better place to live, and also how to enhance its value in the housing market; it will include practical projects and also instruct what to do and what not to do to make your house more attractive to potential buyers. The second title will follow in 2011.<br /><br />In early 2010 Spencer will front four-part primetime series &quot;Phil Down Under&quot; on Channel 4, following several British families as they move to Australia.<br /><br />Kellaway said: &quot;Phil Spencer is a household name when it comes to property. I confess I&#39;m a huge fan and everyone at Vermilion is thrilled to be working with him on building a new series of books.&quot;<br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>