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Jamie Oliver Changes Publishers

Celebrity chef, author and Food Revolution host Jamie Oliver has jumped to HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint after working with Hyperion on earlier books.

Ecco will publish the first book in fall 2014 with another book coming one year later. The publisher did not reveal the subjects of the books. According to the release, the chef sold more than two million copies of 30-Minute Meals in the UK. Oliver had this statement about his change of publisher:

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have worked with such a supportive publisher in Hyperion but I am really excited about this new relationship.  It is an honor for me to join the company of the great chefs on Ecco’s roster.  Many of them are my friends and I look forward to this partnership.

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Dateline LBF: Day One Deals & Tidbits

  • Booktwo is running a live Twitter feed from LBF. We’ll be checking it obsessively, no doubt.
  • Quercus‘s Sue Freestone beat out several other publishers to secure the UK rights to Canadian Donna Milner‘s debut novel, AFTER RIVER. (PN)
  • John Calder hands over eponymous publishing program to Alma Books. (PN, 1st item.)
  • Publishing Associations speak out about China’s intellectual piracy. (the Bookseller)
  • Keynote speech from non-executive chairman Simon Master. (PN)
  • Jamie Oliver signs with longtime publisher Penguin to tell his life story. (the Bookseller)
  • Journal prices: even more ridiculously expensive than previously thought. (the Bookseller)
  • Hanif Kureshi‘s first novel since 2001, SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, will be published by Faber in 2008. All other rights are still available. (the Bookseller)
  • Peter Collinridge posts a rejected Bookseller piece on the dangers of adopting technology too quickly