Tagged: Martha Ashby

HarperFiction snaps up 'fierce' Freitas novel in six-figure pre-empt

HarperCollins’ Martha Ashby has snapped up a novel about "women’s bodily autonomy, motherhood and societal expectations" from American author and Publishers Weekly reviewer Donna Freitas in a six-figure... Read more

HarperFiction bags Racculia's charity detective hunt

“A love letter to great British literary detectives” by US author Kate Racculia has been bought by HarperFiction. Read more

Ten-way UK tussle for Missy Carmichael

A "coming-of-old" début has been the subject of a string of deals on the eve of the fair, with HarperFiction sealing UK and Commonwealth rights... Read more

Former agent Begbie's debut sold to Clerkenwell Films

TV rights for former agent Hannah Begbie’s debut Mother have been sold to Clerkenwell Films following a four-way auction.... Read more

HC signs 'dark' debut novel by former agent Begbie

HarperFiction has bought a “brilliant, dark debut novel” which explores the many identities women “juggle” throughout life from former agent Hannah Begbie, inspired by her... Read more

HC snaps up murder tale in six-figure pre-LBF deal

HarperCollins has secured a six-figure deal for The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sarah J Harris in a "whirlwind" pre-empt ahead of LBF.... Read more

HarperCollins seals six-figure Erotic Stories

HarperCollins has bagged Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows in a “strong” six-figure deal after fighting off five other publishers to win the title at auction.... Read more

HarperFiction in six-figure McFarlane deal

In a six-figure deal HarperCollins has acquired three more novels from Sunday Times bestseller Mhairi McFarlane. Read more

Fierce auction for debut author's book soars over seven figures

A flurry of deals on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair is understood to have pushed rights sales for a Glaswegian début author... Read more

Ashby promoted at HC

Martha Ashby has been promoted to editor of commercial women's fiction at HarperCollins. Ashby started at the publisher in 2012 as assistant editor, after five... Read more

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