The spotlight is on Laura, our fiction publisher
Kindle Millionaire John Locke Joins HoZ
Laura Palmer, Fiction Editorial Director at Head of Zeus has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to eight novels in the hit US series DONOVAN CREED by John Locke, from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Lauren Abramo at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
John Locke is one of a very select group of authors (and the first self-published author) to sell more than a million ebooks, a group that includes Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, E. L. James, Lee Child and Charlaine Harris.
The Black Guard Cometh
Commissioning Editor Mathilda Imlah from Head of Zeus has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to two novels in a debut British fantasy series by A. J. Smith, from Diane Banks Associates.
Head of Zeus will publish the first book in the series, The Black Guard, in the Summer of 2013.
Two from Prowse for Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus has acquired two novels by Amanda Prowse, including Poppy Day which was previously self-published.
Editorial director Laura Palmer bought world rights in a pre-emptive deal for Poppy Day and What Have I Done? by Prowse from Caroline Michel at PFD.
Through the Traitor's Gate
Head of Zeus has acquired a "fast-paced thriller", Traitor's Gate by crime writer Michael Ridpath, about a plot to kill Hitler as Europe stands on brink of war.
Publisher Nic Cheetham bought world English rights from Oliver Munson at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.
Head of Zeus Win Fantasy Auction
From The Bookseller
Head of Zeus has triumphed in a fiercely contested six-way auction to acquire a debut fantasy trilogy by 30-year-old computer game designer Luke Scull in a strong six-figure deal.
Mathilda Imlah bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Grim Company and two sequels through Robert Dinsdale, working in association with A M Heath. Deals are "pending" in the US and Europe.
A Day in the Life of the London Book Fair...
...in which Head of Zeus make an appearance as an upstart start up, and Doppler, the subversive Elk, is labeled a Moose.
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Master of War
Head of Zeus has acquired three books by television screenwriter David Gilman, with the first to be published as a lead title for summer 2013.
Publisher Nic Cheetham bought UK and British Commonwealth rights in the three historical adventure books, which will form the beginning of the Master of War series. The deal was signed with Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.
The First 100 Days
On April 12 Head of Zeus celebrated both the end of the company's first one hundred days and the arrival of its first catalogue. Coincidentally the number of titles acquired since the company was founded also rose to 100.
Head of Zeus Launches
Head of Zeus opened for business today, 3 January 2012. In just six months time, by the beginning of July, we will have launched our first books. Our list will be a mix of general and literary fiction, genre fiction and non fiction. Come back soon and see how we are doing...