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Posts Tagged ‘Jonny Geller’

Amazon to Reissue James Bond Books

Amazon has cut a deal for a ten-year print and eBook license for North American rights to Ian Fleming‘s James Bond series. Starting this summer, Amazon Publishing’s Thomas & Mercer imprint will re-release the classic spy series.

Curtis Brown managing director Jonny Geller negotiated the deal. Amazon has also acquired the rights to two nonfiction books written by Fleming:  Thrilling Cities and The Diamond Smugglers. Geller had this comment in the release: “This deal heralds a new phase in Ian Fleming’s publishing story. We are excited to be working with Amazon in North America to bring a new generation of readers to Ian Fleming’s classic novels.”

Last year, the Thomas & Mercer imprint announced that acquired the rights to 47 books by the late crime writer Ed McBain.

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The Picture of Dorian Grey Poupon

twitterlogo2323.jpgCurtis Brown literary agent Jonny Geller created the book product placement hashtag today, polluting classic novels with brand names. Here is our contribution to the genre: “The Picture of Dorian Grey Poupon.”

What product will you add to a book title? Follow this link to read a free copy of Oscar Wilde‘s The Picture of Dorian Gray without ads. Oddly enough, with public domain eBooks you can actually make a quick eBook loaded with product placement.

In the initial tweet, Geller added a British supermarket chain to the famous first line of Daphne du Maurier‘s novel, Rebecca. He wrote: “Last night I dreamt of Morrisons.” We’ve collected some of our favorites below…

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Book Cover of the Future?

What if your book cover could interact with your reader? Drag your mouse over the book cover embedded above to see what the future might look like.

UK Publisher Walker Books just unveiled that cover for Daylight Savings by Edward Hogan. Impressed by the design, literary agent Jonny Geller tweeted a great question: “Better than a book trailer?”

Here’s more about the book: “Today, in fact right this second, the clocks are going back an hour. For most of us, this is a fantastic day as it means we get an extra hour to stay wrapped under the duvet, safe in our beds. But for one of the main characters in Edward Hogan’s debut young adult novel, Daylight Saving, this time of year brings nothing but fear… it’s a thriller ghost story by a new voice in YA fiction that will have you utterly gripped. We can also tell you that this very night, when the clocks go back, is one that fills the characters with dread.” (via Jane L.)