Thursday, March 16, 2017

London Book Fair News from The Bookseller

The popularity of psychological thrillers shows little sign of abating, with commissioning editors at the London Book Fair signing up many such titles—including one pre-empted for a seven-figure sum in the US.


Doubleday will publish radio presenter Simon Mayo’s first adult novel, Mad Blood, inspired by the true story of a group of American sailors imprisoned in Dartmoor in the early 19th century.


HarperCollins has bagged two further Hercule Poirot novels by crime writer Sophie Hannah. The publisher acquired world English-language rights for the continuation novels starring Agatha Christie’s iconic character.


HarperCollins imprint Mills & Boon has launched Dare, a new series of "sexually graphic storytelling [with] strong, independent women and sizzling hot heroes", with "highly explicit sexual encounters".


Faber is in the midst of an international rights stampede for a “charming and delightful” farming memoir, more than a decade old, which follows a herd of cattle in the Cotswolds.



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