Celadon to publish biography MAGIC JOHNSON: THE LIFE

Celadon Books Executive Editor Ryan Doherty acquired the rights to Roland Lazenby’s MAGIC JOHNSON: THE LIFE, in a two-book deal by Peter McGuigan at Foundry Literary + Media. Johnson, an NBA hall-of-famer, is part-owner of the LA Dodgers, the LA Lakers’ president of basketball operations, CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, and chairman and CEO of […]


Sold at auction to Celadon President and Publisher Jamie Raab by Laura Bonner and Tracy Fisher at WME.

Book Deal for Former CIA Director John Brennan

Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, has acquired the publishing rights to a memoir from former Director of the CIA, John Brennan. The memoir will cover Brennan’s diverse and distinguished career, spanning over 33 years in government, 29 at the CIA and four at the White House, during which he served under six presidential […]

Celadon to Publish Abby Wambach’s WOLFPACK (PEOPLE.com)

Abby Wambach spoke to PEOPLE magazine about her highly anticipated book WOLFPACK (April 16, 2019), inspired by her now viral 2018 Barnard College commencement speech. “Every woman has their inner wolf and my belief — my dream — and what I’ve become obsessed with is that every woman find and unleash their wolf so they can […]

Celadon Books preempts adorable pet detective book by Colin Butcher

Celadon Books acquired MOLLY, THE PET DETECTIVE by Colin Butcher in March of 2018. Upon reading about Colin’s journeys with his adorable Cocker Spaniel named Molly, Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher Deb Futter immediately shared the proposal with everyone at Celadon. With the team firmly on board, Deb preempted the book by making an offer […]

Celadon Books acquires non-fiction gift book by Joanna Guest

Celadon Books is pleased to announce our latest acquisition, FOLDED WISDOM by Joanna Guest. Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher Deb Futter received this submission from Gail Hochman at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agency, and was immediately charmed. With enthusiastic support from the Celadon team, Deb acquired the rights to publish FOLDED WISDOM in English throughout […]

Celadon Books pre-empts Mattias Edvardsson’s Swedish Thriller

Celadon Books is very excited to announce our recent acquisition, A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY by Mattias Edvardsson. After Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher Deb Futter received this submission from Astri von Arbin Ahlander at the Stockholm-based Ahlander Agency, she knew instantly that this book would be a hit with U.S. readers. Thrilled with the page-turning […]

Celadon Books Pre-empts Alex North’s debut thriller

Celadon Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North. Upon receiving the submission from Penguin Random House UK, who will publish the novel there under the Michael Joseph imprint, Executive Editor Ryan Doherty knew he had something special in hand. After tearing through the book and quickly getting the […]

Celadon Books pre-empts Alex Michaelides’s debut thriller

Celadon Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of THE SILENT PATIENT, a debut thriller by screenwriter Alex Michaelides in a two-book deal. Within hours of receiving the manuscript, Executive Editor Ryan Doherty made a pre-emptive offer for exclusive North American publishing rights to agent Sam Copeland at Rogers, Coleridge & White, ending the bidding […]

Celadon Books acquires short story collection from R.L. Maizes

Celadon Books is excited to announce the acquisition of the short story collection WE LOVE ANDERSON COOPER by R.L. Maizes. When the submission landed in Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher Deb Futter’s inbox from Victoria Sanders at Victoria Sanders & Associates, she was quickly drawn in by the title alone. What followed were humorous, astute, […]

Celadon Books acquires Ashton Applewhite’s Manifesto

Celadon Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite. President and Publisher Jamie Raab stumbled upon this self-published book and was immediately impressed by the author’s impassioned message, as well as the attention, positive reviews, and sales Ashton had received by word of mouth alone. […]

Celadon Books pre-empts Chip Cheek’s debut novel

Celadon Books is thrilled to announce the acquisition of CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek. Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher of Celadon Books Deb Futter read CAPE MAY overnight after receiving it from Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown. By the next morning, Deb had already pre-empted the novel by making an offer to buy the book […]

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