Press release from John Jarrold:
Julie Crisp, Senior Commissioning Editor at Tor UK at Pan Macmillan has concluded a second two-book world rights deal for UK fantasy author Mark Charan Newton, for an undisclosed five-figure sum. The agent was John Jarrold.Â
These books continue his Legends of the Red Sun series that opened with Nights of Villjamur, which Tor UK published 2009.Â The second title, City of Ruin, will be published in June 2010, together with the first in paperback.Â US rights to both those titles have been acquired from Macmillan by Bantam.Â
â€˜Iâ€™m delighted that weâ€™ve been able to set up a second deal before Markâ€™s first novel is even out in paperback,â€™ said John Jarrold.Â â€˜That speaks highly both of his writing and of Julieâ€™s enthusiasm for the series.â€™Â
Julie Crisp commented: â€˜Working with Mark on such an exciting series has been wonderful. Everyone here at Tor UK is thrilled that weâ€™re able to continue with this talented author and we look forward to the fansâ€™ reactions to the news that there are forthcoming titles.â€™Â
Mark Charan Newton is in his twenties, and lives in Nottingham.Â He previously worked as an SF buyer in a major bookstore chain.