Avon signs cozy crime from Bennet

Avon has signed up the first in a series of cozy crime mysteries featuring Monty, a crime solving dog and his adopted owner Asha Sidebottom. Katy Loftus signed UK and Commonwealth rights in Monty and Me by Louisa Bennet from Philip Patterson at Marjacq Scripts. Bennet is a pseudonym for thriller writer, L A Larkin. In the first book, Monty helps inexperienced police officer Asha to track down his master's killer. When her investigation starts heading in the wrong direction, Monty is forced to intervene, Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Most – But Not All – Big Magazine Publishers Sign On For Amazon's Tablet

Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith are in for Wednesday's launch. Time Inc. isn't, and may not get there for a while. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Flammarion signs Amazon deal ahead of Kindle launch

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:18 French publisher Flammarion has signed an agreement to sell its electronic titles through Amazon and Apple’s iBookstore. The publisher is the first in France to sign up with Amazon, just before the Kindle is expected to be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Arnie signs memoir deal with S&S

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 15:45 Simon & Schuster UK is publishing a memoir by action movie legend and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloody Scotland to host crime writing festival

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 08:20 Scotland is to hold its first Crime Writing Festival next year, supported by Stirling Council, Creative Scotland and the University of Stirling, and working closely with Stirling's general literary festival, Off the Page.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins signs Garner's folk tales

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 13/09/2011 - 08:20 HarperCollins Children's Books has bought a new collection of previously unpublished work and out of print folk tales by The Weirdstone of Brisingamen author Alan Garner for publication this autumn. Editorial director Nick Lake... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RHCN signs Laura Dockrill for three

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:25 Random House Children’s Books has acquired a three-book series from children’s author, poet and illustrator Laura Dockrill. Commissioning editor Lauren Buckland and editor Andrea MacDonald acquired world rights to the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hardie Grant signs Wah Nails title

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:09 Hardie Grant UK has acquired a DIY nail art book by Sharmadean Reid, founder of fashionable nail salon WAH Nails in Dalston, east London. Commissioning editor Kate Pollard bought world rights directly from Reid. The book... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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ALCS sponsors Crime Dagger award

Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 07:30 The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society is the new sponsor for the annual Crime Writers' Association Dagger for Non-Fiction, awarded in July each year. The ALCS is a membership organisation which protects and promotes the rights of authors. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus signs 50 Cent's bullying novel

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:05 Quercus has bought a children's book by US rapper 50 Cent. Playground, for the 12-plus age group, is a semi-autobiographical novel on the subject of schoolyard bullying. Children's editorial director Roison Heycock bought UK... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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La Martinière and Google sign agreement

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 09:50 French publisher La Martinière has dropped its legal action against Google and signed an agreement with it to scan specified out-of-print French language titles. The publisher was locked in a five-year long legal battle... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sainsbury's signs exclusive deal to sell Joan Collins book

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 15/08/2011 - 15:45 Sainsbury’s has signed an exclusive deal with independent publisher Constable & Robinson to sell Joan Collins’ new book. Publishing director at C&R Andreas Campomar said the company hoped to reach a wider audience for... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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S&S signs more from Moore

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 03/08/2011 - 13:00 Simon & Schuster has signed a fiction deal with its picture book author Suzi Moore, whose Little One's Bedtime is published tomorrow [4th August]. Fiction editor Jane Griffiths bought world rights to two novels from Sophie... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette Livre signs deal with Google

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 12:25 The agreement for Google to scan out-of-print French language books for Hachette Livre has been signed, two months later than scheduled. The five-year agreement should have been finalised six months after the memorandum of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin Press signs Defence of Cats

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 12:00 Penguin Press has signed the second book by professor John Bradshaw, author of In Defence of Dogs, with felines the topic this time. Will Goodlad acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to the book,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New indie signs five

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 08:00 New publishing house Rickshaw Publishing has signed up a further five authors, having announced its launch list of three titles earlier in the year. The west-London based publisher plans to release eight to 10 titles next... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Murdoch Books signs Olivia Newton-John cookbook

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:00 Murdoch Books has bought a healthy living cookbook from "Grease" star Olivia Newton-John. Managing director Christine Jones bought US, UK, Australian and New Zealand rights from Louise Georgeson. LivWise will be published in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Angry Robot signs near-future novel

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 12:40 Angry Robot is to publish a debut novel by Canadian writer Madeline Ashby. vN is set in a near-future where robots and humans live side by side, and follows Amy, who has grown up with a cybernetic mother and human father. Alone... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lee Child wins Crime Novel of the Year

Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 21:09 Lee Child has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for his Jack Reacher thriller 61 Hours (Transworld), beating authors including Mark Billingham who has won the prize twice before. It is the first time Child has won the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Blake signs Murdoch book

Written By: Neill Denny Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 08:45 John Blake has signed a book by a journalist-turned-lawyer on the Rupert Murdoch story, for publication next February. Called The Rise and Fall of the Murdoch Empire the book will be written by John Lisners, who worked for... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Call for more indies to sign up for IBW

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:37 A London indie has called for more retailers to sign up to Independent Booksellers Week next year to help increase publicity for the event. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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