11 January 2012

Book Deals: The Round-Up

New Year, new book deals! Here are the some of the latest book deals about chick lit with the major publishers!

Headline acquires new Jennifer. E. Smith title
"Headline Review has acquired a new title by the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

Headline senior commissioning editor Hannah Sheppard bought This is What Happy Looks Like, the fifth novel by YA author Jennifer E Smith, for publication in spring 2013.

The title begins with a misdirected email which sparks an "unlikely and irresistible romance" between two 17-year-olds on opposite sides of the US.

Sheppard said: "It has been fantastic to watch the love pour in from readers of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight so I'm thrilled that Jennifer is writing another gorgeous contemporary romance. Jennifer's skill at developing the romantic relationship through dialogue and banter make her books an absolute joy and a luxury to read. I know her fans will love This is What Happy Looks Like."

Avon acquires three books from debut author Olivia Luck
"Avon has acquired three books by debut novelist Olivia Luck, with the first novel in the series set to follow lead character Kiki Carlow as she plans her wedding.

Editorial director Claire Bord bought UK and Commonwealth, including translation, rights in the trio of books from Claudia Webb at WME, with plans to publish the first title, The  Wedding Diaries, in August 2012. The second, The Baby Diaries, will be released in February 2013, with the third, The Home Maker Diaries, to come in autumn 2013.

Bord said: "[The trilogy is] terrifically entertaining, with a sharp knowing humour that had me literally snorting with laughter in places. Olivia also writes with great warmth and in Kiki, has created an authentic female character that women will connect with immediately."

Pan Macmillan sign two more books from Karen Swan
"Pan Macmillan has purchased two more novels from the author of Christmas at Tiffany's.

Editorial director for fiction at Pan Macmillan, Jenny Geras, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for a further two Karen Swan novels to follow her next release, The Perfect Present, which will be published later this year.

A former fashion journalist, Swan topped The Bookseller Heatseekers' chart in 2010.

Geras said: "Christmas at Tiffany's worked so well because it took Karen's trademark themes of love, glamour and friendship, and wrapped them up in a gorgeous Christmas package. Her new book for next Christmas, The Perfect Present, will build on this success, and I am thrilled to have signed up two more books by Karen for 2013 and 2014."

I think these all sound like amazing book deals, I'm especially happy with the idea of another Christmas novel from Karen Swan, and another super love story from Jennifer E. Smith! I'm also excited to read the trilogy from Olivia Luck, they sound great! Congrats to all publishers and authors involved in the deals.

All articles taken from The Bookseller.


  1. Quite a few chick lit novels to be released there (and even some from a debut novelists). And they say chick lit is dead!

  2. I like the sound of the Olivia Luck books - will be adding them to my wish list :)