Beachy Books partners with book-to-screen adaptation experts to develop debut novel Ted’s Cafe for TV

Independent book publisher Beachy Books has partnered with book-to-screen adaptation specialist Pendragon Works, which represents the independent publishing sector, and prominent production companies such as Free@Last TV, best known for Sky’s Agatha Raisin based on the successful M.C Beaton novels.

Philip Bell, publisher at Beachy Books, said, “To have the experts at Pendragon Works consider our titles to be ideal for adaptation potential is a real boost for us and the authors we represent. It’s already been an exciting challenge being involved in creating a pitch for our novel Ted’s Cafe by our debut author Roger Sanders, which has been a real creative collaboration that I hope will entice a production company and lead to success.’

Ted’s Cafe, published in 2021, is a contemporary novel about former journalist David Tanner and his three baby-boomer friends who all grew up in the same town and who regularly meet in the eponymous ‘Ted’s Cafe’ to discuss their life, loves and politics. It’s full of humour, pathos and real-life events that affect us all, reflections on society, local issues and surviving the retirement years.

Troy Hewitt, Co-Founder and Development Producer at Pendragon Works said, “Our mission is to bridge the gap between publishing and media. By streamlining the book-to-screen adaptation process, we help indie publishers compete with the ‘Big 5’ for dramatisation rights opportunities. We are loving working with Philip and the team at Beachy Books and are already actively developing multiple titles from their catalogue including Roger Sanders’ hilarious comedy-drama ‘Ted’s Cafe’.”

Image of author Roger Sanders looking up at camera and signing copy of his book Ted's Cafe

Roger Sanders said, “I’m thrilled that we have been given the opportunity to work with Pendragon Works on this exciting project, and I look forward to seeing where this journey will take David Tanner and his friends!”

News of this was recently published in BookBrunch.