16 Dec 2011
Frank Ledwidge’s Losing Small Wars is no 1 on Amazons Iraq list and Kebvin Ivison’s Red One is no 13
Losing Small Wars is number two on their Afghan list and Doug Beattie’s Ordinary Soldier is no 6
14 Dec 2011
Casey Watson’s The Boy No One Loved and Cathy Glass’s The Night The Angels Came are respectively no 12 and 19 this week.
07 Dec 2011
David Day’s regular British publisher, OUP, has bought his biography of Antarctica to be published next year by Random House (Australia).
06 Dec 2011
Award-winning author and campaigning journalist Katharine Quarmby’s new book has been sold to One World. The Outcasts looks at the plight of the travelling community both in the UK and further afield weaving the inside story of the Dale Farm eviction into a larger tale of how Gypsies and Travellers have been seen in Europe for centuries.
06 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Casey Watson and Cathy Glass who continue their run in the best seller lists at 10 and 14 in the paperback non-fiction chart.
02 Dec 2011
Simon and Schuster has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a memoir by Sam Faiers, star of hit TV show, The Only Way is Essex and will publish in Spring 2012. The book will be written by agency author Emma Donnan and was sold in association with Adam Muddle at Money North.
The book will lift the lid on Sam’s childhood, her rise to fame, her friends and relationships, her style and what it is like to be a part of the huge ITV2 show. The book will be backed by a big PR and marketing campaign including signings and targeted online activity.
30 Nov 2011
Congratulations to agency author Barbara Stcherbatchef, author of City Girl, who has entered the Guinness Book of Records as follows:
Fastest marathon in an animal costume (female) Barbara Stcherbatcheff as a peacock, 3h 42m 11s
30 Nov 2011
Casey Watson and Cathy Glass remain in the non-fiction paperback list - Watson at no 6 and Glass at no 12.
23 Nov 2011
Agency authors, Casey Watson and Cathy Glass, continue their stint in the best seller list - Cathy Glass for the last nine weeks - respectively at number 6 and number 7 in paperback non-fiction with only 262 copies separating their sales this week.
22 Nov 2011
Katharine Quarmby has won the Literature category of the Ability Media International Awards for her book on disability hate crime Scapegoat.
The Awards, which are now in their thirdyear(www.amiawards.org), were developed, as part of the ongoing work of Leonard Cheshire Disability, to indentify and celebrate outstandingly creative achievements that promotes a more inclusive world for people with disabilities. As such the awards acknowledged both disabled and non-disabled individuals who are champions in this field and have demonstrated high achievement and outstanding creativity in their work.
Previous winners have included the novelist Sue Townsend, the journalists Peter White and Frank Gardner and such organisations as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English National Opera and the Donmar Warehouse.