News

  • US rights in Disobeying Hitler sold

    26 Oct 2011

    OUP have bought US rights in Randall Hansen’s Disobeying Hitler, an account of German Resistance after July 1944. Faber have UK rights.

  • Agency has no 4 & 5 in paperback non-fiction bestseller list

    25 Oct 2011

    Cathy Glass’s The Night the Angels Came and Casey Watson’s The Boy No One Loved are respectively no 4 and no 5 in this week’s non-fiction paperback bestseller list.

    POS ISBN TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER VOLUME

    1 9780141039800 Fry Chronicles,The Fry, Stephen Penguin Grp 8,565

    2 9781444714197 Man Who Broke into Auschwitz,The Avey, Denis & Broomby, Rob Hodder Grp 5,803

    3 9781847679277 Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington,An Pilkington, Karl Canongate Grp 4,294

    4 9780007442621 Night the Angels Came,The Glass, Cathy HarperCollins Grp 3,980

    5 9780007436569 Boy No One Loved,The:A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal Watson, Casey HarperCollins Grp 3,901

  • Gurpareet Bains' BBC cookery show

    20 Oct 2011

    Gurpareet Bains’s BBC Radio London cookery segment, Cooking the Books with Gurpareet debuts this Saturday 22 October at 9.20pm.

    To listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00cvgfd

  • Two Agency Titles in Top Ten

    18 Oct 2011

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass and Casey Watson whose respective The Night The Angels Came and The Boy No One Loved, both published by Harper Collins, are no 2 and 10 in this week’s paperback non-fiction bestseller list. It is particularly impressive for The Boy Who No One Loved as it was only published on Thursday and sales are recorded from Saturday to Saturday. It cannot be often that the top ten has two books from the same agent and publisher.

    GENERAL PAPERBACK

    POS ISBN TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER VOLUME

    1 9781444714197 Man Who Broke into Auschwitz,The Avey, Denis & Broomby, Rob Hodder Grp 6,049 2 9780007442621 Night the Angels Came,The Glass, Cathy HarperCollins Grp 4,701 3 9781847679277 Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington,An Pilkington, Karl Canongate Grp 3,804 4 9780718158286 Dani’s Story Lierow, Diane & Lierow, Bernie Penguin Grp 3,145 5 9781845136338 Secret Life of Bletchley Park,The:The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There McKay, Sinclair Aurum P Group 2,929 6 9780755362837 Gypsy Princess Cannon, Violet Headline Grp 2,732 7 9780141039800 Fry Chronicles,The Fry, Stephen Penguin Grp 2,687 8 9780091940737 How to be a Woman Moran, Caitlin Random House Grp 2,553 9 9780099539551 Hare with Amber Eyes,The:A Hidden Inheritance De Waal, Edmund Random House Grp 2,495 10 9780007436569 Boy No One Loved,The:A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal Watson, Casey HarperCollins Grp 2,266

  • S&S buy memoir by founder of The Giggly Pig sausage company

    16 Oct 2011

    The gripping memoirs of the award-winning founder of The Giggly Pig sausage company, Tracy Mackness, ghosted by Deborah Crewe, have been sold to Simon & Schuster for publication in spring 2013. Simon & Schuster are hoping to replicate the success of their Borstal Girl with Mackness’s acount of her own prison experiences .

  • Preface to publish authorised history of Dickins Medal

    16 Oct 2011

    David Long’s history of the Animal VC, Gallantry and Devotion, authorised by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, has been bought by Preface for publication next year.

  • Air ambulance doctor's memoirs to Ebury

    16 Oct 2011

    Tony Bleetman’s thrilling memoirs as an air ambulance doctor, ghosted by Marcus Georgio, have been bought by Ebury for publication next year.

  • Criminal London: A sightseer's Guide to the Capital of Crime to Aurum

    16 Oct 2011

    Criminal London: A sightseer’s Guide to the Capital of Crime by Kris Hollington with pictures by NIna Hollington , five walks covering over a hundred locations with criminal associations, has been bought by Aurum who publish next July.

  • July 1914: Countdown to War sold to Basic

    16 Oct 2011

    US rights in Sean McMeekin’s July 1914: Countdown to War, a day by day account of the crisis which led to the First World War based on fresh Russian, German and Turkish archives, have been sold to Basic for publication next year. UK rights are currently on offer.

  • Disobeying Hitler to Faber

    16 Oct 2011

    UK rights in Randall Hansen’s Disobeying Hitler on German opposition after the July 1944 blomb plot have been sold to Faber for delivery next year. US rights are now on offer.