Jeffrey Archer returns to HarperCollins in major three-book deal


HarperCollins has bagged a major three-book deal for World English Rights with internationally bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. The deal was negotiated by CEO Charlie Redmayne, Managing Director Kate Elton and Executive Publisher Kimberley Young, with James Archer and Alan Mitchell from Mitchell Rights Management.

Over the course of his career, spanning nearly fifty years, Archer has published over 37 titles and sold over 275 million copies around the world. Jeffrey’s books have been published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages. He has had 27 Sunday Times number one bestsellers. He is the only UK author ever to have been a number one best seller in fiction (20 times), short stories (4 times) and non-fiction (Prison Diaries).

Over My Dead Body is part of the internationally bestselling William Warwick series and will be the first to be published by HarperCollins simultaneously across their English language markets with fanfare in autumn 2021.

Anantha Padmanabhan, CEO, HarperCollins India, said, “As a teenager I was working in a bookstore in Chennai in the 90s and a new book from Jeffrey Archer was a big publishing event – continues to be almost thirty years hence. Jeffrey commands unparalleled love, adulation and readership in India – and it will be an immense honour, privilege and much pleasure to have HarperCollins represent him here in India with his new book this fall, and beyond. There’s something to look forward to in 2021!”

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