Here are the latest book deals that I've found online, I love finding out the latest and greatest in the publishing world, it's always exciting to find out about brilliant new books that are coming out! Which books are you looking forward to most?
Hodder buys first Oliver adult novel
"Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the first adult novel by YA crossover author, Lauren Oliver, whose previous works include Before I Fall, Delirium and Pandemonium.
Senior editor Kate Howard bought British Commonwealth rights in the
title from Arabella Stein at Abner Stein on behalf of Stephen Barbara at
Foundry Literary + Media, with plans to publish in hardcover in autumn
The novel, Rooms, is described as a “gripping and
beautifully composed ghost story”, with two ghosts haunting a country
estate following the death of its elderly inhabitant, Richard Walker,
who leaves the house full of mementos, junk and valuable possessions.
One ghost is the book’s narrator, Alice, who is desperate to burn down
the house to escape both it and the fellow spirit living there, whom she
Howard said: “Rooms is an unnerving and intensely emotional
novel that will leave you with your hair on end and your heart aching
for more. Lauren Oliver is an outstanding storyteller, and has a
remarkable ability to create characters who walk off the page and
straight into your life. I’m delighted to be publishing such a
spectacular, exquisitely written book by such an incredibly exciting
Canvas acquires 'laugh-out-loud' debut
"Constable & Robinson imprint Canvas has acquired a "laugh-out-loud
and heart-breaking" debut with plans to publish in hardback in 2013.
Commissioning editor Victoria Hughes-Williams bought UK and
Commonwealth rights in the title by Angela Jackson through Anna Webber
at United Agents, with the book provisionally titled The Emergence of Judy Taylor. It will be published in April 2013.
Hughes-Williams said: "I was completely won over by Angela's cast of
characters, who are so deftly drawn that you feel as though you've known
them for years. They really are as flawed, endearing and unpredictable
as life itself.
"The Emergence of Judy Taylor is laugh-out-loud and
heart-breaking in turn. Relationships are cleverly examined, thanks to
Angela's unique insight into the psychology of the human condition."
Century acquires high-concept women's fiction debut
"At Century, editorial director Kate Burke has snapped
up UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to a high-concept
women’s fiction début, The Life List, by Lori Nelson. Burke did
the deal with Rachel Kind at Random House Inc, following a
multi-publisher US auction. The book follows thirtysomething Brett, who
inherits a list of 10 life goals when her mother dies. Burke described
it as “poignant, funny and romantic”. Arrow will publish in summer 2013."
All articles are taken from The Bookseller website.