Tagged: Gemma Cooper

Cooper’s homecoming proves a sweet deal

After stints working in recruitment and as an estate agent, Gemma Cooper wrote an ill-fated ‘terrible Twilight-y’ novel—which circuitously led to her building one of... Read more

Robin Stevens signs deal for eighth mystery

Penguin Random House Children’s imprint Puffin will publish the eighth book in Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike series next year. Read more

Little Island title optioned for US TV

Nickelodeon in the US has optioned Paul Gamble’s The Ministry of Strange, Unusual and Impossible Things, published by Irish independent Little Island, for television.... Read more

Jessica Townsend | 'Life is really silly and it's really serious'

Big YA book deals have become commonplace but middle-grade fantasy series Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend looks set to stand out from the crowd. Read more

Usborne wins Russian folklore tale in 'hotly contested' auction

Usborne has snapped up a Russian folklore-inspired middle grade fantasy following a “hotly contested four-way auction”. Read more

Kings Road partners with We the Unicorns on new YouTuber series

Trends imprint Studio Press, part of Kings Road Publishing, is collaborating with digital media brand, We the Unicorns, to explore "the magic of YouTubers and the online video community"... Read more

Middle Grade tipped to grow in 2017

Publishers will continue to look for diverse and political children’s books in 2017, and humorous books and Middle Grade fiction will make up a large... Read more

Film deal for hyped Frankfurt children’s title

Twentieth Century Fox has signed the film rights to Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor, a children’s manuscript that was subject to an eight-publisher auction at the Frankfurt Book... Read more

Egmont to publish Sam Hay picture book text

Egmont Publishing has acquired world rights to a second picture book text by Sam Hay, author of Do Not Wash This Bear.... Read more

Orion Children’s wins Frankfurt auction for magical trilogy

Hachette Children’s Group, along with Hachette US and Hachette Australia, has won an eight-publisher Frankfurt auction to acquire debut children’s author Jessica Townsend.... Read more

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