• The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities to University of Chicago Press

    15 Jun 2018

    North American rights in Paul Anthony Jones’s The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words have been bought by University of Chicago Press.

  • Travellers in the Third Reich no 4 this week

    15 Jun 2018

    Congratulations to Julia Boyd whose paperback edition of Travellers in the Third Reich is no 4 in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list.

  • Underworld book sold to Ebury

    15 Jun 2018

    World English rights in an update of Duncan Campbell’s classic 1994 title, the companion to the BBC series of the same name ,The Underworld have been bought by Ebury.

  • Robert Kennedy book extracted in Daily Mail

    14 Jun 2018

    The Daily Mail have serialised The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Crime, Conspiracy and Cover-Up - A New Investigation by Tim Taste and Brad Johnson. The book to mark the 50th anniversary of his killing has generated huge interest around the world.

  • Serial rights sold in Gigolo

    14 Jun 2018

    Serial rights in Ben Foster’s Gigolo: Inside the Secret World of the Super Rich have been sold to The Sun.

  • City memoir optioned for film

    14 Jun 2018

    Barbara Stcherbatcheff’s memoir City Girl has been optioned by Deal Productions

  • Secret Child film wins awards

    14 Jun 2018

    The film of Gordon Lewis’s Secret Child, his memoir of searching for his mother, has won Best Drama Short and Yew Weng won Best Director in the LAIFFA awards. Cinematographer Darius Shu has been nominated for Best Cinematography.

  • Travellers in Third Reich is top ten bestseller

    14 Jun 2018

    Julia Boyd’s Travellers in the Third Reich has made it (at no.10) into the Sunday Times non-fiction paperback bestseller chart.

  • JD Dixon shortlisted for Somerset Maugham Prize

    13 Jun 2018

    JD Dixon’s extraordinary debut novel The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle, published by Thistle Books, has been shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize.

    ‘Jen Campbell, Barney Norris, and Ian Thompson have judged this one, and they write, “In judging this year’s Somerset Maugham Award shortlist we’ve discovered five wildly different but equally excellent young writers. From poetry—Kayo Chingonyi’s playful, nostalgic poignance, Jenna Clake’s unique vision, and Miriam Nash’s hypnotic sense of place—to [the] fiction [of] JD Dixon’s unforgiving, surprising and powerful narrative, and Fiona Mozley’s visionary book, written in luminous prose, it’s a privilege to include these writers and their work.”’

    The Bookseller

    Publishing Perspectives

  • Six prize nominations for Thistle Publishing

    01 Jun 2018

    The agency’s publishing imprint Thistle Publishing has been nominated for six prizes at the upcoming People’s Book Prize awards. This makes Thistle the most successful publisher on the list - only one other publisher has more than three nominations. The nominated titles are:

    HOW TO REMOVE A BRAIN by David Haviland (Thistle Publishing)
    MAPREADERS AND MULTITASKERS by Gavin Evans (Thistle Publishing)
    THE MAN WHO WOULD BE JACK by David Bullock (Thistle Publishing)

    ORCA RISING by Chris Hannon (Thistle Publishing)

    CORKSCREW by Peter Stafford-Bow (Thistle Publishing)
    IN-LAWS AND OUTLAWS by Kate Fulford (Thistle Publishing)

    The awards are determined solely by the public vote, via the website, and you can vote for up to three books in each category.