• How to complain website goes live

    28 Jan 2012

    Jasper Griegson’s new website went live this week. The site provides useful tips, advice and sample letters for anyone with a gripe. Jasper hopes to use his online presence as a platform for raising his profile alongside social networking and his forthcoming television appearances. This in turn should assist him to launch his next book which will be ready by the Spring.

  • Two sales to The History Press

    28 Jan 2012

    The History Press have bought UK rights in two trivia history titles:

    David Haviland’s The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva which explores the entire history of human civilisation, from the Trojan Wars all the way up to the first Iraq War.

    Ian Graham’s Imposters which tells the stories of the boldest and most notorious impostors of the past 500 years from fraudulent claimants to thrones and titles, fantasists, fake natives and criminals to women who lived as men.

  • UK deal for Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

    26 Jan 2012

    UK rights in Geoff Roberts’s Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov to be published by Random House(US) later this year have been bought by Icon.

  • New book deal for Roger Crowley

    26 Jan 2012

    Roger Crowley’s regular publishers Faber and Random House have commissioned a new book Lords of the Navigation: How the Portuguese launched the age of discovery and the first global empire to be published in 2014.

  • City of Fortune continues to garner good reviews

    26 Jan 2012

    Roger Crowley’s City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire continues to garner good reviews, most recently from the New York Times. A blog and podcast on the book can be found at

  • Sean McMeekin long-listed for Lionel Gerber Prize

    24 Jan 2012

    Congratulations to Sean McMeekin whose The Russian Origins of the FIrst World War has been long-listed for the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize awarded for books on foreign affairs that deepen public debate on important international issues.

    The long list Includes: Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe; Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson; On China by Henry Kissinger ;The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama and The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures Of Great Powers by Peter Tomsen.

    The five-book shortlist will be announced on Monday, February 13, and the winner on Monday, March 12, 2012. The $15,000 award is presented annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

  • Casey Watson remains in top twenty

    20 Jan 2012

    Congratulations to Casey Watson whose The Boy No One Loved is no 19 this week.

  • The Boy No One Loved is no 13

    10 Jan 2012

    Congratulations to Casey Watson who remains in the paperback non-fiction best seller list at no 13.

  • MJ Trow's Scorpion's Nest to Severn House

    09 Jan 2012

    Kate Lyall Grant, Publisher of the Creme de la Crime series at Severn House, has bought a fourth title in Mei Trow’s historical crime series featuring Kit Marlowe for publication later this year.

  • Two authors in top twenty

    05 Jan 2012

    Casey Watson’s The Boy No One Loved is no 9 this week and Cathy Glass’s The Night The Angels Came is no 17. Congratulations to both authors and their publishers Harper Collins.