First book by William Sitwell's nemesis Selene Nelson
Stephanie Jackson, publishing director at Gaia (Octopus Publishing Group), has signed world rights in Yes Ve-gan! by journalist, author and activist Selene Nelson. The agent is Oscar Janson-Smith at Kruger Cowne.
Nelson was in the news when an email exchange with William Sitwell led to his resignation as editor of Waitrose Food magazine. Yes Ve-gan! (26 December) is "a call to action for anyone who is considering a plant-based, low-impact life that will align their beliefs with their lifestyle".
Jackson said: "The rise of veganism is impossible to ignore. With the vegan movement continuing to grow - and an even bigger audience of conscious consumers who want to explore veganism at least some of the time - Yes Ve-gan! is a timely, relevant and useful piece of statement publishing for Veganuary and all year round."
Nelson said: "Many people view veganism as extreme - as this unattainable lifestyle that's too difficult to even attempt. But veganism is a joy. It brings so much positivity to your life and is much easier to follow than people think. It's not about what you'll miss - it's about what you gain, and that's something I really wanted Yes Ve-gan! to convey, along with how accessible veganism is."