Agency News


Strong Sales for Alone Against the North

Adam Shoalts’ debut non-fiction book, Alone Against the North, has been a Globe and Mail bestseller for over 10 weeks.

Alex Hutchinson Signs With William Morrow

National Magazine Award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson is writing his third book, The Unforgiving Minute, an exploration of the science of human endurance. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins USA, acquired world rights. Hutchinson`s previous book, Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights, examined the science underlying common fitness questions. It was also published by HarperCollins in the United States.

Audio License for The Hormone Boost

Tantor Media has acquired audio rights to Dr. Natasha Turner’s fourth book, The Hormone Boost. Gabra Zackman will narrate.

8th Printing for The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

Readers continue to flock to Sam Kean’s lively and critically-acclaimed book about the human brain, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. The book, a nominee for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, is now in its 8th printing. Honours The Darkest Dark has selected The Darkest Dark as one of the best children’s books of 2016 in the 3-5 age category. See the full list here.

Major Milestone for Wheat Belly

New Horizon Media in Chennai, India has acquired Tamil-language rights to Wheat Belly, the #1 New York Times bestselling book by Dr. William Davis. This brings the number of English and translation deals for Wheat Belly to over 30. Simplified Chinese rights were recently sold to Huazhang.

Vitamin K2 Is Coming to Italy

Italian publisher Newton Compton has acquired Italian-language rights to Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue’s groundbreaking book about Vitamin K2, Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life. This is the fifth foreign language license for this book, which has also been acquired in Germany (Kopp-Verlag), Korea (MD World), Poland (Idea Contact), and Brazil (Koscky-Laszlo).

Another Nomination for The Right to Be Cold

The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier has been shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. This is the latest in a series of honours for the book that Naomi Klein called “courageous” and “revelatory”. The Right to Be Cold was also a finalist for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Starred Review for The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark, the bestselling picture book by astronaut Chris Hadfield, illustrated by the award-winning duo the Fan Brothers, has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The review notes, “The idea that a famous astronaut was once afraid of the dark may win some recalcitrant bed-goers’ hearts, and readers with dreams of space travel will jump at this.”

RBC Charles Taylor Prize Longlist Announced

Dan Robson, author of Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend, has made the longlist for the 2017 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. See the full longlist here: