This page lists recent news from the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, as well as updates to the website and any other useful information.
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Jan 18 2013: Three Daniel Tammet books in French top ten
Daniel Tammet currently has an astonishing three books in Amazon France’s top ten bestsellers. In fact, if it weren’t for the Fifty Shades phenomenon, he would currently be holding positions 1, 2 and 4!
Jan 18 2013: Why Do Men Cheat?
Sugar Daddies Diary author Helen Croydon has the answer….
Jan 16 2013: 'What Editors Want' generates interest
The agency’s annual series of articles asking ‘What Editors Want’ has generated a lot of media interest this year, including the following…
The articles are also generating a lot of discussion and debate on the agency website. They can be found here:
Jan 15 2013: Another Forgotten Child is no 14
Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose latest fostering memoir remains in the top twenty paperback non-fiction list.
Jan 13 2013: Launch of 'Afghanistan Revealed'
Last night saw the launch of Afghanistan Revealed at the Royal United Services Institute, with attendees including General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Sandy Gaul.
The book features a chapter from agency author Bijan Omrani. Other contributors include Ahmed Rashid and the BBC’s David Loyn. The e-book has been published to raise money for the Afghanistan Appeal Fund, which raises money to build schools in Afghanistan.
Jan 12 2013: What Editors Want 2013
Each year, the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency surveys a wide range of leading publishers and editors to find out what kinds of books they are hoping to acquire in the coming year. These pieces are always among the most popular articles on the agency website, providing some fascinating insights for anyone involved in publishing.
This year, for the first time, the agency has produced three separate features, respectively covering UK non-fiction, UK fiction, and US publishing:
http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/2013/01/12/what-fiction-editors-want http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/2013/01/12/what-uk-non-fiction-editors http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/2013/01/12/what-us-editors-want-2013
Jan 08 2013: Cathy Glass's Another Forgotten Child is no 14
Cathy Glass’s Another Forgotten Child remains in the top 20 paperback non-fiction list at number 14.
Jan 07 2013: The Girl With No Name now sold in a dozen territories
With the recent sale in Denmark, Marina Chapman’s memoir of being brought up by monkeys in the Columbian jungle, The Girl with no Name, has clocked up a dozen rights sales plus two serials and a two hour documentary to National Geographic. The book is published worldwide in April.
Jan 07 2013: Four Desmond Seward biographies to be reissued by Crux
E book publisher Crux have licensed rights in Desmond Seward’s Richard 111, Eugenie, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Napoleon & Hitler.
Jan 07 2013: Two new Lawrence James books to Weidenfeld
Lawrence James has followed his editor Alan Samson from Little Brown to Weidenfeld for two separately contracted titles:
Churchill and the British Empire: Portrait of an Imperialist , looking at how Winston Churchill’s view of Empire changed over the course of his political career , will be published in July.
Divide, Conquer and Rule: The European Powers and Africa, 1840-1970 will embrace the imperial experience of Africa between the early conquests of France in Algeria and Britain in South Africa to the independence movements of the mid-twentieth century and will be published in 2015.