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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

NEWS: US Rights Deals for Two JJLA Clients + A Radical Publishing Book Signing & Comics Panel!

Susan Howe, Rights Director at Orion, has sold the US rights for three books by Stephen Deas and three books by Suzanne McLeod to Ginjer Buchanan of Berkley Ace. Both novelists are clients of the John Jarrold Literary Agency (Stephen Hunt, Ian Cameron Esslemont).

World rights in
Stephen Deas’ series, which opens with his debut “The Adamantine Palace” (To be published in Hardback and Trade Paperback in the UK in March 2009), were acquired by Simon Spanton at Gollancz from John Jarrold earlier this year. The first book will be published in the US in hardback in 2009.

Ginjer and the people at
Berkley Ace will do a terrific job with Steve,” said John Jarrold. “Can’t wait to see their editions!”

World rights in
Suzanne McLeod’s series, which opens with her debut “The Sweet Scent of Blood” (Published in Hardback and Trade Paperback in the UK in September 2008), were acquired by Jo Fletcher at Gollancz from John Jarrold in 2007. The books will be published as mass-market paperback originals, with the first appearing late in 2009 or early in 2010. The second book, “The Cold Kiss of Death, will be published by Gollancz in July 2009.

“I’ve known Ginjer and her colleagues at
Berkley for twenty years, and I know Suzanne is in very safe hands. We’re both delighted with this deal!”, said John Jarrold.

In other news, breakthrough graphic novel publisher
Radical Publishing is proud to debut the release of Caliber, its latest graphic novel masterpiece, with a special signing and comics panel discussion on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:30PM with entertainment industry veteran Sam Sarkar—creator and writer of Caliber, and director of development for Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil.

The “Caliber: First Canon of Justice” graphic novel contains the entire 5-issue miniseries will be released to comic book stores on November 26, 2008 and made available on
Amazon.com on December 3, 2008. Find out about the latest happenings in the industry and discover Radical's new Fall titles while securing your own, signed copy of Sam Sarkar & Radical's new graphic novel debut Caliber at this live, in-store event. A must-see event for all comic and graphic novel fanatics. Admission is FREE. Details included below:

WHO:
Sam Sarkar

WHAT: To host
Radical Publishing Book Signing & Comics Panel Discussion at Barnes & Noble

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2008—7:30PM

WHERE: Barnes & Noble — The Grove
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323. 525. 0270

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