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HarperCollins acquires Thicker Than Water

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I had some great news last month: HarperCollins’ non-fiction strand William Collins acquired the rights to my book, working title Thicker Than Water, and it is currently scheduled for publication in spring 2016.

For more information about the book, including an overview, please click here. Questions and queries about foreign rights/publication should be directed to my agent, Sophie Lambert of Conville & Walsh.

Bookbrunch, a magazine for the publishing industry, published a short piece about the acquisition, which you can read after the fold: Continue reading

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JK Rowling’s secret crime novel

JK Rowling's secret book

I worked on the investigation in The Sunday Times last weekend that revealed JK Rowling to have secretly released a crime novel for adults, under a false identity.

She posed as Robert Galbraith, a former military policeman, when her latest novel was released in March. A Cuckoo’s Calling was warmly reviewed but sold fewer than 2000 hardback copies. Since our article was published, sales of the book on Amazon have leapt by 150,000%.

I’m not credited on the front page, but shared a byline with arts editor Richard Brooks on the inside write up. Full text can be found on the Sunday Times website here, or after the fold.

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Online pirates turn to ebooks

I made the front page on New Year’s Day (well, the bottom of the front page!) with this joint investigation into e-book piracy.

It’s easy to track down major books before they are even released, available for free on the internet, with only Google as a tool – as we proved.

Publishers hope that Google will bring in a new policy to demote these sites in the search results, to make finding the illegal files that bit harder. But it’s a problem that dogs music and film as well as publishing.

Full text is on the Sunday Times website here, or after the fold.

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