Antonia Hodgson has bought world rights to Things Ain't What They Used to Be, “a hilarious, personal and evocative trip through the Seventies and Eighties” by “one of our best-loved actors”, Philip Glenister (Life on Mars and Cranford). Publication is scheduled for November.
Macmillan New Writing is discovering some genuine talent: following Brian McGilloway's success, Pan Macmillan has signed a three-book deal with L C Tyler, whose Herring Seller comic crime series has won many admirers. The second in the series, Ten Little Herrings, is set at a philatelists' convention in France.
At Bitter Lemon Press, Francois von Hurter has bought WEL rights in a number of projects, including Rabia (Rage) by Argentine bestseller Sergio Bizzio. The deal was concluded via Mercedes Casanovas Agencia Literia, and a movie is already in production, with Bizzio co-scripting.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
More Publishing Deals
Publishing News has news of some recent publishing deals, including the recent deal made to L C Tyler: