Press Release – German Deal

Hot off the press:

Volker Busch at VGS Egmont has acquired German rights in two fantasy novels by Mark Charan Newton from Jon Mitchell, Rights Manager at Pan Macmillan. Julie Crisp acquired World rights in the books from agent John Jarrold. The books will be published on Egmont’s ‘Lyx’ imprint. Other authors on the Lyx list include Jacqueline Carey, Jennifer Fallon, Tanya Huff, R. A. Salvatore, and Seanan McGuire.

NIGHTS OF VILLJAMUR was first published by Macmillan/Tor UK in 2009, and CITY OF RUIN followed this year. VGS will publish the first novel around the end of 2011, with the second following.

‘Mark’s reputation is quickly growing across the world, and we’re both delighted with this deal,’ said John Jarrold. ‘Congratulations to Jon Mitchell and Macmillan!’

Contact John Jarrold or Jon Mitchell for further details.

John Jarrold – e-mail: j.jarrold@btinternet.com phone: 01522 510 544
Jon Mitchell – e-mail: J.Mitchell@macmillan.co.uk phone 020 7014 6151

27th August 2010

Ich bin ein Villjamurer… (What? How many other German city-based puns do you know?)

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Awesome stuff, Mark, congrats! 🙂 Damn cool news! And yes, Brynd looks kickass on the paperback – much closer to the mental image I had of him, very cool! 🙂

  2. Will-Ya-mur!
    Come to thik of it how is “Villjamur” pronounced?

  3. Congrats! I’ll keep the German edition of Nights of Villjamur in mind for my German speaking friends in 2011.