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Nov 27 2014: Recent Foreign Rights Sales
Portuguese rights in On Duty with the Queen by Dickie Arbiter and Lynne Barrett-Lee
Greek rights in Manuel Arriaga’s Rebooting Democracy
Italian rights in Joyce Cary’s The Horse’s Mouth and House of Children
Sinalese rights in Cathy Glass’s Damaged
Polish rights in John Higg’s I Have America Surrounded
Swedish rights in Rachel Kelly’s Black Rainbow
French rights in Daniel Tammet’s The Novel of Chess
Finnish rights in Tim Tate’s Hitler’s Forgotten Children
Japanese rights in Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin’s Big Fella
Portuguese rights in Casey Watson’s The Girl Without a Voice
Nov 27 2014: Lost Britain to O'Mara
World rights in David Long’s Lost Britain, which tells the story of Britain’s lost landmarks, forgotten tongues and some truly bizarre cultural artefacts, have been bought by O’Mara Books.
Nov 26 2014: Chloe Banks interview
There’s a fascinating interview with Chloe Banks, author of The Art of Letting Go, here.
Nov 26 2014: Lake Union acquires Marius Gabriel
World rights in Marius Gabriel’s historical epic Weep No More have been bought by Lake Union Publishing.
Nov 25 2014: Biography of First World War photographer sold
World rights in Jeff Maynard’s biography of George Hubert Wilkins The Unseen Anzac: How an Enigmatic Polar Explorer Created Australia’s World War I Photographs have been bought by Scribe.
Nov 25 2014: Seven Days of Infamy to St Martin's Press
North American rights in Nicholas Best’s oral history account of the week around Pearl Harbour, Seven Days of Infamy, have been sold to St Martin’s Press.
Nov 25 2014: Three agency titles in top twenty paperback non-fiction bestseller list
Congratulations to agency authors
Casey Watson whose Nowhere to Go is at Number 13
Julie Shaw whose Our Vinnie is no 15
Cathy Glass whose The Child Bride is no 19 - its ninth week in the bestseller list.
Nov 25 2014: Terrible Estate Agent Photos in the New York Daily News
Andy Donaldson’s hilarious new book Terrible Estate Agent Photos is generating huge interest, including this piece in the New York Daily News.
Nov 24 2014: Mark Felton interview now online
Mark Felton’s interview with BBC Cambridge is now available online here (starting at 02:10:00).
Nov 20 2014: Terrible Estate Agent Photos is number one stocking filler
Terrible Estate Agent Photos is at number one in an Independent feature on the best ‘loo book’ stocking fillers.
‘It’s hard to believe photos of an overflowing ashtray or someone’s dirty underwear would be used to sell a house. And nothing screams “buy me” more than photos of toilets in the kitchen – you’ll never be more pleased to be in the comfort of your downstairs loo.’