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Ebury Publishing is pleased to announce the launch list for its new SF and Fantasy imprint Del Rey which will begin publishing in 2013.
Michael Rowley, Editorial Director, Del Rey, has signed deals with authors Mark Hodder, Liesel Schwarz and Django Wexler. He commented, ‘I'm thrilled to be launching with such a terrific group of talented authors. Mark Hodder is, quite simply, a genius. He's already won the Philip K. Dick award for his first novel and his first book with us is phenomenal. Liesel Schwarz is a fantastic new talent and her debut is a wonderful Steampunk adventure full of action, suspense and passion which will have readers begging for more. Django Wexler's The Penitent Damned series blew me away as soon I started reading it. His epic fantasy is full of great characters in a unique setting, complete with conspiracies, politics and bloodshed galore.’
Rowley has bought UK & Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights to four books by Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder from John Berlyne at the Zeno Literary Agency on behalf of primary agent Eddie Schneider at the JABberwocky Agency in New York. Hodder's first book A Red Sun Also Rises will be published early in the New Year 2013 as a £16.99 hardback. This will be followed by the second trilogy in Hodder's award-winning Steampunk series, The Burton & Swinburne Adventures, featuring famed explorer and scholar Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton. The books are also being published by Pyr, an imprint from Prometheus Books, in the USA.
Rowley's second signing is debut author Liesel Schwarz's Steampunk trilogy The Chronicles of Light and Shadow. Rowley bought UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) Rights from Oliver Munson at Blake Friedmann. The first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Alchemists, will be published as a £14.99 hardback early in the New Year, 2013. The books are also being published by Heyne in Germany and Del Rey in the USA.
Rowley has also acquired UK & Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights to three books in The Penitent Damned series by Django Wexler from Caspian Dennis of Abner Stein on behalf of Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company, following an auction. The first book in the series, entitled The Thousand Names, will be published as a £20 hardback in summer 2013. The books are also being published by Ace books in the USA.