News

  • Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    07 Nov 2011

    Alan Baker’s Dyatlov Pass to Russia.

    Nessa Carey’s The Epigenetics Revolution to Russia.

    Polish rights in Roger Crowley’s Constantinople and Empires of the Sea.

    Alicia Eaton’s NLP: Fix Your Life to Russia.

    David Haviland’s Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar to Indonesia.

    US rights in Robert Hutchinson’s Young Henry to St Martin’s Press.

    Geoffrey Roberts’s Stalin’s General to Russia, Poland and Estonia.

  • Shirley Williams authorised biography sold

    07 Nov 2011

    Mark Peel’s authorised life of the politician Shirley Williams has been sold to Biteback for publication next year.

  • Rave review for Losing Small Wars

    01 Nov 2011

    A rave review for Frank Ledwidge’s Losing Small Wars.

  • Agency authors are no 5 & 6 in paperback bestseller list

    01 Nov 2011

    Congratulations to agency authors Casey Watson who is no 5 and Cathy Glass, who is no 6 in this week’s paperback non-fiction list.

    GENERAL PAPERBACK

    POS ISBN TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER VOLUME

    1 9781444714197 Man Who Broke into Auschwitz,The Avey, Denis & Broomby, Rob Hodder Grp 5,687

    2 9780099558170 I Shot Daddy:She Killed Her Father to Protect Her Sister Lannert, Stacey Random House Grp 4,846

    3 9781847679277 Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington,An Pilkington, Karl Canongate Grp 4,569

    4 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 3,606

    5 9780007436569 Boy No One Loved,The:A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal Watson, Casey HarperCollins Grp 3,446

    6 9780007442621 Night the Angels Came,The Glass, Cathy HarperCollins Grp 3,429

  • Born on a Blue Day wins US prize One Book, One Read

    27 Oct 2011

    Daniel Tammet’s Born on a Blue Day has been chosen as the One Book, One Read by the Ann Arbor Library System.

  • 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 .