Monday, October 3, 2011

Publishing Deal - Curtis Jobling

The third and fourth volumes in Curtis Jobling's Wereworld series will be published in the US. From today's Booktrade:

Penguin has acquired US rights to Curtis Jobling's WEREWORLD books 3 & 4 from Puffin UK in a major deal.

Puffin acquired World rights from John Jarrold at John Jarrold Literary Agency.

'Curtis and I are both delighted about this deal,' said John Jarrold. 'Considering that Penguin US only published the first volume this month and still have the second awaiting publication, to acquire the third and fourth books in the series in a major deal this early shows huge enthusiasm and commitment.'

WEREWORLD follows the story of Drew, a shepherd's son, as he comes of age and discovers he's the last of the long line of Werewolves, and rightful (yet reluctant) ruler of the land of Lyssia, where shape-shifting 'Werelords' reign. Drew is chased across the Seven Realms by the agents of the king, encountering an ever-expanding cast of both benign and fearsome Werelords along the way. The first two volumes in the epic fantasy series are already published by Puffin UK, with two more to follow in 2012.

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