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Two Financial Times Columnists Land Book Deals

Financial Times columnists Luke Johnson and Mrs. Moneypenny have landed book deals with U.K. publisher Portfolio Penguin.

Johnson’s Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think will be released in the U.K. in September 2011. Mrs Moneypenny’s Careers Advice for Ambitious Women by Heather McGregor & Mrs Moneypenny will be available globally in January 2012.

Editorial director Joel Rickett acquired Johnson’s title directly through him. Rickett negotiated Mrs. Moneypenny‘s deal with Ian Wilson. Portfolio founder Adrian Zackheim bought the U.S. rights to Mrs. Moneypenny‘s title.

Johnson has written business columns for The Sunday Telegraph and The Financial Times. Mrs. Moneypenny has helmed her Financial Times column for eleven years. Both writers have published books in the past.

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