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Sphere acquires actress Welch

Sphere has bought two novels by actress and television presenter Denise Welch. In her first deal for the list, deputy publisher for Sphere fiction Maddie West acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in two books from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. Welch has starred in programmes including... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Every Girl Can for Macmillan

Macmillan has signed Women in Football co-founder Anna Kessel to write the “ultimate handbook for every woman who cares about sport”. Non-fiction publisher Robin Harvie bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Every Girl Can from Richard Pike at Curtis Brown. Kessel, who is also a writer at the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orion acquires two by Kate Lord Brown

Orion has signed two books by Kate Lord Brown, who has previously been published by Atlantic’s Corvus imprint. Kate Mills, Orion publishing director, acquired the novels from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown, for a “good five-figure sum”. The first novel, The Christmas We Met, will be published... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brontë-inspired short stories to Borough

The Borough Press has acquired a collection of short stories inspired by Charlotte Brontë, edited by Tracy Chevalier. Authors contributing stories for the collection, Reader, I Married Him, include Helen Dunmore, Susan Hill and Emma Donoghue. Each will use Brontë's famous line from Jane Eyre as... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Janet Ellis novels among raft of pre-Fair deals

Two Roads has acquired two novels by actress and ex-"Blue Peter" presenter Janet Ellis in a deal done just before the London Book Fair. Meanwhile Chatto & Windus, Hodder & Stoughton, Serpent's Tail and Penguin Press are among the other publishers announcing pre-LBF deals. Lisa Highton,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Egmont to publish Pooh anthology sequel

Egmont Publishing will next year release a Winnie-The-Pooh anthology to mark the 90th anniversary of the original A A Milne book. The anthology, currently untitled, is a sequel to Return to the Hundred Acre Wood in 2009, which was the first authorised sequel to A. A. Milne’s stories. The... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Ehrenreich to Granta

Granta Books has signed a new book from social critic and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich on the topic of mortality. Editorial director Bella Lacey signed UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada in Old Enough to Die from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown on behalf of Kris Dahl at ICM. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael Joseph to publish Jojo Moyes sequel

Michael Joseph will publish a new book by Jojo Moyes this autumn, a sequel to her novel Me Before You. After You, which will be published in ebook and hardback on 24th September, will pick up the story of Lou and her family, and the Traynors. UK and Commonwealth rights were signed from Sheila... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Octopus to publish Churchill: The Life

Octopus Publishing Group has signed world rights in Churchill: The Life - In His Own Words and Pictures. The illustrated history of the prime minister's life draws on unique archive resources, in association with Churchill Heritage Ltd, and written by historian Max Arthur. Editorial director... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder acquires Hot Feminist by Vernon

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a “brave new perspective on feminism, fashion and the righteous pursuit of a sexy vibe” by journalist Polly Vernon. In Hot Feminist, Vernon draws on "her own experiences of how ideas of womanliness and feminism are endlessly manipulated both in the media and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Mitchell short novel due in October

David Mitchell is writing a new short novel, inspired by a Twitter story he penned ahead of the release of his latest book The Bone Clocks (Sceptre). Carole Welch, publishing director of Sceptre, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Slade House from Jonny Geller at Curtis... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Début novels kick off the new year

The first quarter of 2015 sees the publication of several début novels, including books by new voices James Rice, Anna Smaill and Sara Taylor. Kate Howard, editorial director at Hodder, acquired Rice’s Alice and the Fly (15th January, £14.99), on exclusive submission from Karolina Sutton and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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William Boyd's next novel 'most daring yet'

Bloomsbury has signed a global deal for the next novel by William Boyd, titled Sweet Caress. Editor in chief Alexandra Pringle signed world English rights, excluding Canada, on behalf of Bloomsbury UK and US in a deal with Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown and Amanda Urban at ICM. The book will be... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orion signs cookbook from Tucci and Blunt

Actor Stanley Tucci and literary agent Felicity Blunt have written a cookbook. The couple’s book features recipes from Tucci’s traditional Italian roots, as well as those of his British wife Blunt, who is an agent at Curtis Brown. Recipes include pasta alla bottarga, mushroom-stuffed trout,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Curtis Brown launches online book group

Curtis Brown is launching an online book group, offering readers the chance to get “a sneak preview of work from some of the agency’s most exciting new and undiscovered authors” just ahead of publication. Applications for readers for the group, the first online reading group to be hosted by a... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lish novel to Oneworld

Oneworld has signed a novel by Atticus Lish, the son of editor and writer Gordon Lish, in a deal with Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown. Editorial director for fiction Rosalind Porter acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in Preparation for the Next Life, from Sutton, on behalf... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Curtis Brown: Love, Passion and a Century of Selling Rights

As Curtis Brown Ltd. celebrates its centenary anniversary, the firm’s CEO reflects on rights sales and the changing role of literary agents and authors today. The post Curtis Brown: Love, Passion and a Century of Selling Rights appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC signs celebrity biographies from Smith

HarperCollins has acquired two celebrity biographies by Sean Smith, in a deal with Gordon Wise of Curtis Brown. Smith has previously written unauthorised biographies of celebrities such as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Robbie Williams, both published by Simon & Schuster. HarperCollins has... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Curtis Brown Ltd. Celebrates 100 Years

History is something Curtis Brown Ltd. has been reveling in of late, as the agency turns 100 this year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Literary Agent Q&A: Jonathan Lyons of Curtis Brown

In charge of Curtis Brown's translation rights department, agent Jonathan Lyons talks here about the challenges and opportunities in today's book publishing industry. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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