News from John Jarrold

The John Jarrold Literary Agency has sent the following success stories:

Transworld Publisher’s Simon Taylor has acquired world rights to the fourth and fifth volumes of the Danilov Quintet of historical vampire novels by Jasper Kent. The agent was John Jarrold. The first book in this sequence, Jasper’s debut Twelve, was launched very successfully in the UK in January 2009 (it was the second highest-selling trade paperback debut novel right across UK publishing in that year).

Timothy Sonderhuesken at Droemer has acquired German rights in Chris Beckett’s outstanding SF debut The Holy Machine from Vanessa Kerr at Grove Atlantic UK.  John Jarrold sold rights to Nic Cheetham at Grove Atlantic’s Corvus imprint in this and Dark Eden, which will be published in the UK early in 2012.

Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has acquired UK/US rights in the two previously-published Sea Beggars novels by Paul Kearney plus a third and final volume, Storm Of The Dead. They will be published in a one-volume omnibus late in 2012.

Emma Thawley, Rights Director at Quercus, has sold French rights in the four-novel Demi-Monde series by UK novelist Rod Rees to Thibaud Eliroff at J’ai Lu. The first volume will be published in the autumn of 2012, with the rest of the series following at roughly eight-month intervals.

Author Andy Remic has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency. Andy is the author of nine published SF and Fantasy novels (with a tenth delivered), with Orbit, Solaris and Angry Robot since 2003. He has also written computer games and worked on short films. 

Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director of Gollancz, has acquired world rights a three-book fantasy series by the pseudonymous Nathan Hawke from John Jarrold. The series features a hero who will appeal to the readers of David Gemmell ‘ flawed but true. ‘Nathan Hawke is a name that will come to signify a fast-moving and violent, but evocative and intelligent, read.’ All three books will be published in quick succession in 2013.

The John Jarrold Literary Agency has sent the following success stories:

Transworld Publisher’s Simon Taylor has acquired world rights to the fourth and fifth volumes of the Danilov Quintet of historical vampire novels by Jasper Kent. The agent was John Jarrold. The first book in this sequence, Jasper’s debut Twelve, was launched very successfully in the UK in January 2009 (it was the second highest-selling trade paperback debut novel right across UK publishing in that year).

Timothy Sonderhuesken at Droemer has acquired German rights in Chris Beckett’s outstanding SF debut The Holy Machine from Vanessa Kerr at Grove Atlantic UK.  John Jarrold sold rights to Nic Cheetham at Grove Atlantic’s Corvus imprint in this and Dark Eden, which will be published in the UK early in 2012.

Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has acquired UK/US rights in the two previously-published Sea Beggars novels by Paul Kearney plus a third and final volume, Storm Of The Dead. They will be published in a one-volume omnibus late in 2012.

Emma Thawley, Rights Director at Quercus, has sold French rights in the four-novel Demi-Monde series by UK novelist Rod Rees to Thibaud Eliroff at J’ai Lu. The first volume will be published in the autumn of 2012, with the rest of the series following at roughly eight-month intervals.

Author Andy Remic has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency. Andy is the author of nine published SF and Fantasy novels (with a tenth delivered), with Orbit, Solaris and Angry Robot since 2003. He has also written computer games and worked on short films. 

Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director of Gollancz, has acquired world rights a three-book fantasy series by the pseudonymous Nathan Hawke from John Jarrold. The series features a hero who will appeal to the readers of David Gemmell ‘ flawed but true. ‘Nathan Hawke is a name that will come to signify a fast-moving and violent, but evocative and intelligent, read.’ All three books will be published in quick succession in 2013.