• Recent US deals

    08 Jul 2010

    Actor Warwick Davis’s memoir Size Matters Not to John Wiley.

    James Hannam’s study of medieval science God’s Philosophers to Regnery.

    A two-book deal with Penguin for two trivia books by David Haviland on gross medicine and a gross history of the world.

    Michael Perham’s memoir of single-handedly sailing around the world Sailing the Dream to University Press of New England.

    Sian Rees’s Sweet Water and BItter about the ships which stopped the slave trade to University Press of New England.

  • Recent UK deals

    08 Jul 2010

    Tim Newark’s biography of the Mafia gangster Lucky Luciano to Mainstream for publication next spring. US rights already sold to St Martin’s Press.

    Linda Porter’s tudor history Crown of Thistles to her regular publisher Macmillan for publication in 2013.

    Katharine Quarmby’s first book, a study of hate crime against disabled people Scapegoat to Portobello Books.

    A three-book, good six-figure deal for Christian Wolmar with his regular publisher Atlantic for a history of the American railways, a study of railways and the British Empire and a book on the Trans-Siberian railway.

  • GCHQ is history bestseller

    08 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to Richard Aldrich whose history of GCHQ was in the top 50 hardback non-fiction bestsellers last week and has consistently been in the top ten history bestsellers on Amazon for the last few weeks.

  • The Interceptor is no 1

    08 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to Cameron Addicott whose memoir The Interceptor has gone in straight in at No 1 True Crime on Amazon.

  • Widespread publicity for Cruise Ship SOS

    08 Jul 2010

    Congratulations to Ben MacFarlane whose new book, Cruise Ship SOS, received widespread coverage in the Mail on Sunday, News of the World and Independent last week.

  • Embracing the Wide Sky is French bestseller

    08 Jul 2010

    The French version of Daniel Tammet’s Embracing the Wide Sky ,which he translated himself, has sold more than 60,000 copies in hardcover, making it one of the country’s bestselling books of 2009.

    Daniel was invited to an award ceremony in Paris where he met several acamediciens, famous francophone novelists, and the former President Jacques Chirac . You can see a photo here: (he’s top right)

  • GCHQ book in top ten Amazon history bestsellers

    22 Jun 2010

    Richard Aldrich’s magisterial history of GCHQ published this week has been a top ten history bestseller on Amazon.

  • God's Philosophers long-listed for Royal Society Prize

    22 Jun 2010

    Congratulations to James Hannam whose God’s Philosophers is on the longlist of The Royal Society 2010 Prize for Science Books.

  • Juliet Barker's Conquest in top fifty

    22 Jun 2010

    Congratulations to Juliet Barker whose book on the English Kingdom in France during the Hundred Years War Conquest enters the paperback non-fiction lists at No 48.

  • More bestsellers

    10 Jun 2010

    Doug Beattie’s Task Force Helmand is no 48 in paperback non-fiction and Duncan Falconer’s Traitor at no 45 in hardback fiction.