Collins 5-Figure Acquisition

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Gillie Russell, Editorial Director of Fiction at HarperCollins Children?s Books, has acquired two action-packed books by first time novelist, 23 year-old, Joe Craig, about a character called Jimmy Coates.

A 5 figure sum was paid for a two book deal. The first book, Jimmy Coates: KILLER, will publish in paperback in April 2005 and is aimed at the 9-12 boys? adventure story market.

Joe Craig says, "I'm amazed and excited to be signing up with HarperCollins. The enthusiasm from the HarperCollins team won me over immediately. I stumbled out of university 18 months ago, slightly embarrassed about wanting to be a writer, but the idea for this story wouldn't go away. I can't believe how quick the whole process has been. I sent a synopsis to Sarah Manson to find out whether it was worth pursuing my writing; she became my agent, and here I am, less than a year later with a dream book deal!"

Agent, Sarah Manson adds, "I was delighted that HarperCollins immediately recognised the exciting potential of this title and of Joe Craig as a promising new author."

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