19 March 2012

Book Deals: The Round-Up

Here are a few of the latest book deals I have found online that I thought I'd share with you!

The Only Way is Avon for Ziepe
"HarperCollins imprint Avon is to explore the lives of "an impeccably glamorous group of Essex girls" in two new novels.

Commissioning editor Caroline Hogg acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in two novels by debut author Laura Ziepe via Hannah Ferguson at The Marsh Agency.

Both follow the lives of the girls as they "navigate the ups and downs of relationships, careers and fake tan". The first is lined up for early 2013.

Caroline Hogg says, ‘I have been such a fan of 'The Only Way Essex'since it hit TV screens and so when I read Laura’s manuscript it clicked instantly with me . . . She’s wonderfully bright and a fantastic addition to the Avon list."

Essex girl Ziepe runs her own fashion business mycelebritydress.com."

Four more novels from Katie Fforde for Random House
"Random House Group imprints Century and Arrow have signed a four-book deal with Rona-winning novelist Katie Fforde.

Publisher Selina Walker acquired UK, British Commonwealth, Europe and Canada and non-exclusive throughout the rest of the world (excluding US) rights from Bill Hamilton and Sarah Molloy of A M Heath.

The first title will be published in 2015.

Fforde said: "I am absolutely delighted to be signing another contract with Random House." She has been published by Century and Arrow since 1999."

Picoult to write YA for Hodder 
"Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a YA title by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter Samantha Van Leer.

Publishing director Carolyn Mays bought UK rights from Emily Bestler Books at Atria, and will publish the title, Between the Lines, at the end of June 2012 alongside the US publisher.

The book is described by the publisher as being "about what happens when happily ever after isn't so happy, and when the barriers between books and life begin to crumble". It will have full colour illustrations and silhouettes throughout.

 Mays said: "This is a wonderful mixture of fairy tale and real life—a novel that will speak to book lovers of all ages. It's a book that mothers will want to share with their daughters and celebrate the reading experience together."
Patricia Scanlan moves from Transworld to Simon&Schuster
"Irish author Patricia Scanlan has left Transworld for Simon & Schuster. The novelist, who has been with Transworld since 1994, has signed a new deal with Simon & Schuster."

All articles taken from The Bookseller.

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