On March 15, US book trade resource Publishers Weekly announced some of the major new books that will be up for sale at the London Book Fair, scheduled from April 19 to 22. The following are some highlights among the titles the "big six" North American publishers have in store, all of which are likely to hit shelves internationally in 2010 and 2011.
North American publication dates are included, if known, as are any international rights details.
- Glenn Beck's The Overton Window: from the best-selling author of Common Sense, a thriller about a public relations executive who finds himself trying to stop a secret government plot to destroy the country. (May 2010, Threshold-Simon & Schuster)
- Steve Berry's The Emperor's Tomb: The latest in Berry's best-selling series about former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone. According to Random House, more than eight million copies of Berry's novels are in print worldwide. (Nov. 2010, Ballantine-Random House)
- Meg Cabot's Insatiable: written for adults, a modern-day sequel to Dracula from the best-selling author of The Princess Diaries (June 2010, HaperCollins; rights sold in Brazil, France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, and the UK)
- Jennifer Lee Carrell's Haunt Me Still: The novel follows Kate Stanley, the heroine Carrell introduced in her bestseller Interred with Their Bones. (April 2010, Dutton-Penguin; rights sold in six countries, with options in 20 more)
- Linda Castillo's A Cruel Truth: The second title in the author's best-selling series featuring police chief Kate Burkholder, Truth features a case involving the murder of an Amish family. (June 2010, St. Martin's-MacMillan)
- Kim Edwards's The Lake of Dreams: A multigenerational saga by the author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter (January 2011, Viking-Penguin)
- Howard Gordon's
The Obelisk: the first thriller in a new series by the executive producer and writer of the hit TV show
24. (Jan. 2011, Touchstone-Simon & Schuster)
- Olga Grushin's The Line: Grushin's follow-up to The Dream Life of Sukhanov, the new title is set in Moscow . (Apr. 2010, Marian Wood Books-Penguin; rights sold in France, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Norway, Russia, and the UK.
- Laura Lunson's This Is Not the Story You Think It Is: memoir expanding on a piece Munson wrote for the New York Times, chonicling a spiritual journey following a life-altering event. (Apr. 2010, Amy Einhorn Books-Penguin; rights sold in Australia and the Netherlands)
- Joyce Maynard's The Good Daughters: From the author of To Die For, this novel follows two girls born on the same day in a small New England farm town. (Aug. 2010, Harper Collins)
- James Redfield's The Twelfth Insight: from the bestselling author of The Celestine Prophecy, the fourth book in Redfield's Celestine series and the author's first since 1999. (Sept. 2011, Hachette)
- Tatiana de Rosnay's A Secret Kept: By the author of Sarah's Key, which has reportedly sold one million copies, this thriller delves into complex relationships and family secrets. (Sept. 2010, St. Martin's-MacMillan)
- Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: a biography of the Egyptian queen from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Nov. 2010-Little Brown, Hachette; rights sold in Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden)
The 2010 London Book Fair is set to take place at London's Earls Court from April 19 to 21. The leading spring book event in Europe, the fair spotlights the UK publishing industry - the second-largest in the world for English-language books - and also attracts up to 23,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries around the world. South Africa is the 2010 guest of honor.