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Capella’s Fitzsimmons pens debut novel

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July 1 2010

Capella’s Fitzsimmons pens debut novel
Capella Group’s Jim Fitzsimmons has hit upon a novel pastime inbetween overseeing developments such as Atlantic Quay, after writing his first novel.

Drawing heavily on his own experiences in construction The Holborn Scroll tells the story of a young architect who happens upon a mysterious scroll whilst overseeing construction work on one of his project sites.

From here things go a bit Da Vinci Code as our protagonist embarks on an international voyage of discovery whilst attempting  to stop the find from halting construction work.

Fitzsimmons, who has been working on the book for 13 years, said: “I made sure the architect was the hero. I just couldn’t bring myself to make the property developer the good guy!”

The Book Guild snapped up the rights to the tale after sensing public demand for more of Dan Browns particular brand of historical thriller.

3 Comments

Oskar
#1 Posted by Oskar on 1 Jul 2010 at 19:46 PM
Erm, the Book Guild will 'snap up the rights' to any old toot. They're vanity publishers
Laura Deering
#2 Posted by Laura Deering on 5 Jul 2010 at 10:27 AM
Erm, no they're not actually. They do 50% conventional publishing and the other half is joint venture. they also turn down over 2000 m/s a year.
Oskar
#3 Posted by Oskar on 6 Jul 2010 at 00:57 AM
'Joint venture' = vanity. If a publisher wants a writer to pay anything towards the cost of publishing a book, you can bet your life their main source of income is not from book sales, but by persuading the vain to part with cash to see their name in print.

The 2000 a year they turn down tend to be those who can't afford or have no intention of paying the £7000 the Book Guild typically charge for a volume

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