Portillo’s Secret History of Britain

Metrostar has brokered a deal between Michael O’Mara Books and Transparent TV for the publishing rights to the latter’s Channel 5 series Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain. The book, which will be written by Michael Portillo, is to be published on 1st November 2018


Metrostar signs Rachel Lowe Ltd

Claire Potter, MD of Metrostar has brokered a deal with the licensee, Rachel Lowe Ltd, for board games, jigsaw puzzles and card games for Call the MidwifeCall the Midwife is produced by Neal Street Productions.

Second Elmer range launches at JoJo Maman Bebe

JoJo Maman Bebe launches its second Elmer the Patchwork Elephant collection consisting of 10 garments.

Collaborations to celebrate Elmer’s 30th birthday

Collaboration deals have been signed with Lil’ Cubs, Belo and Me together with Eva & Indie to work on designs to celebrate Elmer‘s 30th birthday in 2019.  Andersen Press and Metrostar are very excited to be working with these exciting designers.

No, Nancy, No! published today in paperback

Alice Tait’s first book, ‘No, Nancy, No!’ published by Walker Books, is out today in paperback!

Krispy Kreme Beauty gifting collection from Hall & Associates

Thrilled to hear that Krispy Kreme’s Beauty Gifting Collection from Hall & Associates has reached the finals of the 2018 Brand & Lifestyle Awards for Best Brand Licensed Health & Beauty range.  Krispy Kreme is also a finalist in the Property Award Category for Best Licensed Food or Beverage Brand 2018.

Ruby Tandoh’s latest book ‘Eat Up!’ published today

Bake Off 2013 finalist and Guardian food columnist, Ruby Tandoh’s latest book ‘Eat Up!’ is published today by Serpent’s Tail.  In Eat Up, Ruby celebrates the fun and pleasure of food, taking a look at everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies, to the symbolism of food and sex.

3rd Elmer apparel range launches at Sainsbury’s TU

Another gorgeous Elmer the Patchwork Elephant apparel range lands online and in store at TU on January 23rd.  Designed by Dennicci, the range consists of 11 garments and takes inspiration from the David McKee Elmer the Patchwork Elephant books, published by Andersen Press.  In addition, a pyjama set for Elmer, designed by Cooneen, launches at TU at the end of January.  Both deals were brokered by Metrostar.

New Alice Tait range launches at Top Drawer

WeLoveCushions launch a gorgeous range of Alice Tait London cushions at Top Drawer this week.  This deal was brokered by Metrostar.

Kate Lyon signs with Metrostar

Kate, finalist in the 2017 Great British Bake Off, has signed with Metrostar.  She is writing a proposal for her first book and exploring opportunities for journalism.  She is available for food shows and festivals, for interviews and features in print and online media, and for appearances on TV and radio.