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Feb 03 2012: Maths on Trial sold to Basic Books
World rights in Coralie Colmez and Leila Schnep’s Maths on Trial , ten criminal cases in each of which, at a crucial point, a mathematical mistake played a significant role., have been bought by Basic.
Feb 03 2012: US rights sold in book on Atlantis
US rights in Peter Daughtrey’s exciting book which pinpoints the location of the lost city of Atlantis has been sold to Pegasus who publish next spring.
Jan 31 2012: New Cathy Glass title to Harper Colllins
Harper Collins have bought another fostering memoir from best selling author Cathy Glass. Another Forgotten Child will be published in August.
Jan 28 2012: How to complain website goes live
Jasper Griegson’s new website complainer.co.uk 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.
Jan 28 2012: Two sales to The History Press
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.
Jan 26 2012: UK deal for Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov
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.
Jan 26 2012: New book deal for Roger Crowley
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.
Jan 26 2012: City of Fortune continues to garner good reviews
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
Jan 24 2012: Sean McMeekin long-listed for Lionel Gerber Prize
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.
Jan 20 2012: Casey Watson remains in top twenty
Congratulations to Casey Watson whose The Boy No One Loved is no 19 this week.