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  • Sep 01 2014: More good reviews for Disobeying Hitler

    The positive reviews continue to come in for Randall Hansen’s Disobeying Hitler, including this week The Scotsman, and Canada’s Quill & Quire magazine - ‘A fascinating look at a complex subject.’

  • Sep 01 2014: Andy Donaldson interviewed by NPR

    Andy Donaldson’s NPR interview is now online here. Andy is currently promoting his hilarious new book Terrible Estate Agent Photos.

  • Aug 31 2014: Two Thistle titles into Top 30

    Following yesterday’s Daily Deals, both Burma’s Spring (#29) and Maxwell’s Return (#24) have reached the Kindle Top 30, and are still climbing. Burma’s Spring is currently the #1 non-fiction title.

  • Aug 31 2014: Mail on Sunday serial for 'Duchesses'

    Duchesses – Living in 21st Century Britain by Jane Dismore, published this week by Blink, is serialised in today’s Mail on Sunday.

    Duchess originals: meet the commoners who married into aristocracy

  • Aug 30 2014: Two Daily Deals for Thistle Publishing

    Two Thistle titles have been selected for Kindle Daily Deals today, so both are available for 99p until midnight.

    Maxwell’s Return

    Burma’s Spring

  • Aug 29 2014: Non-fiction deal for David Haviland


    David Haviland has sold  journalist Alice Vasey’s  fostering memoir  Afraid to Tell: The true story of two troubled children with a dark family secret  to Ebury.

  • Aug 29 2014: Andrew Lownie remains no 1 for UK non-fiction



    According to Publishers Marketplace Andrew Lownie is


    #1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction #1 in Non-fiction: Biography #2 in Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs   For Uk non-fiction he has 54 deals over the last twelve months with the second place agent having 10.
  • Aug 29 2014: Helen Croydon in Woman's Own

     Helen Croydon is featured in this week’s Woman’s Own.

  • Aug 28 2014: Nothing Rhymes With Orange sold to Elliott & Thompson

    Eliott & Thompson have bought UK rights in Paul Jones’s Nothing Rhymes With Orange a chain of 1,000 weird and wonderful words and word trivia , creating a fact-by-fact journey through the dictionary and the languages of the world from aardvark (which means ‘earth-pig’ in Afrikaans) to zenzizenzizenzic (a number raised to its eighth power),

  • Aug 27 2014: Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    Australian rights in On Duty with the Queen by Dickie Arbiter with Lynne Barrett-Lee

    Georgian rights in Nessa Carey’s The Epigenetics Revolution

    German rights in The Devil on my Doorstep by Annabelle Forest and Katy Weitz

    Sri Lankan rights in Cathy Glass’s Daddy’s Little Princess