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Jun 15 2013: Recent Foreign Rights Sales
Rights in Jonathan Conlin’s Tales of Two Cities: Paris and London, 1750-1914 were sold in Taiwan and Brazil.
Pegasus bought Turkish rights in Daniel Tammet’s Thinking in Numbers.
Jun 14 2013: More coverage for Frank Ledwidge
Frank Ledwidge’s damning account of the war in Afghanistan is continuing to generate huge interest:
Jun 14 2013: Book on Bismarck to Haynes
Angus Konstam has been contracted to write the latest Haynes manual – a detailed study of the German battleship KMS Bismarck – the warship that sank the battlecruiser HMS Hood in 1941, and which then became the quarry in one of the most famous naval pursuits of the Second World War. The book is due to be published in the summer of 2014.
Jun 13 2013: Recent Foreign Rights Sales for The Girl With No Name
There have been a succession of foreign rights deals for Marina Chapman’s memoir of being brought up by monkeys in the Columbian jungle, The Girl With No Name, including Spain, Iceland, Russia and Poland.
Jun 13 2013: Desmond Seward's Richard III to Pegasus
Pegasus have bought US rights in Desmond Seward’s revised classic life of Richard III.
Jun 13 2013: Antarctica is History Book Of The Month
David Day’s Antarctica is one of ten books selected as Amazon’s history books of the month.
Jun 13 2013: Collins buy trilogy The Canterbury Warriors
Harper Collins have signed a three-book deal with new writer Julie Shaw - working with ghost Lynne Barrett-Lee - to tell the story of her working-class Northern family , The Hudsons, over the last hundred years.
The first book The Warrior is set on the notorious Canterbury Estate in Bradford during the 1970s and will be followed by The Boxer, covering the 1940’s and 1950’s, and The Tucker Girls set in the 1950’s and early 1960’s,
Jun 13 2013: New Cathy Glass to Harper Collins
Harper Collins have bought a new book from Cathy Glass. In About Writing And How to Publish, the best-selling author, drawing on thirty years experience, shares practical advice on writing and how to publish .
Jun 13 2013: What the Blazes? to Orion
Orion have bought a third memoir in Malcolm Castle’s fire-fighting series and will publish next year.
Jun 13 2013: Little Prisoners no 14 on New York Times e book best seller list
Congratulations to Casey Watson whose Little Prisoners has gone straight in at no 14 on the New York Times non-fiction e book best seller list.
Another agency title - Damaged by Cathy Glass - was no 1 a few months ago.