Ian Fleming Publications

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Ian Fleming Publications is the production company formerly known as both Glidrose Productions Limited and Glidrose Publications Limited, named after its founders John Gliddon and Norman Rose. In 1952, author Ian Fleming bought it after completing his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale; he assigned most of his rights in Casino Royale, and the works which followed it to Glidrose.

In 1956 Ian Fleming hired literary agent Peter Janson-Smith to handle the foreign translation rights in the James Bond novels. He was the literary consultant and chairman of Ian Fleming Publications until 2001. Today, the Fleming family-owed Ian Fleming Publications administers all Fleming's literary works.

Publication history[edit]

After Fleming's death in 1964, the estate either commissioned or permitted new Bond works to be published. In 1968, Kingsley Amis published Colonel Sun, under the pseudonym "Robert Markham". The company changed its name from Glidrose Productions to Glidrose Publications. Soon thereafter, in 1973, Glidrose sanctioned James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007 by John Pearson. In 1977 and again in 1979, Eon Productions authorized Christopher Wood to write novelisations of his scripts for the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

In 1981 the James Bond book series was revived, with new novels written by John Gardner. After writing 14 Bond books, Garner retired in 1996 John Gardner and Raymond Benson, controversially at first, the first American to write a James Bond novel, replaced him. It was during Benson's four-book run that the company owing the rights to the Bond characters changed names from Glidrose Publications to Ian Fleming Publications; the publisher's new name appeared first in the 1999 book High Time to Kill. Benson stopped writing Bond books in 2002. On what would have been Fleming's 100th birthday—28 May 2008—the novel Devil May Care, appeared. Its author, Sebastian Faulks, was true to Bond's original character and background and provided 'a Flemingesque hero'[1] who drove a battleship grey 1967 T-series Bentley.[2] Next, Ian Fleming Publications commissioned Jeffery Deaver to write Carte Blanche, which was published in May 2011.[3] In April 2012, the company announced that William Boyd would write the next Bond novel and Jonathan Cape in the UK and HarperCollins in Canada and the US published Solo in 2013.[4] Anthony Horowitz's Trigger Mortis appeared in September 2015.

Between 2005 and 2008, Ian Fleming Publications has supported the publication of Charlie Higson's five Young Bond novels telling the adventures of a teenage James Bond in the 1930s. In 2005 the company launched another series of Bond-related spin-off books, The Moneypenny Diaries by Samantha Weinberg, writing as 'Kate Westbrook'. Young Bond returned in 2013 with Shoot to Kill by Steve Cole.

James Bond books[edit]

by Ian Fleming[edit]

  1. Casino Royale (1953) — first American paperback title: You Asked For It
  2. Live and Let Die (1954)
  3. Moonraker (1955) — first American paperback title: Too Hot to Handle
  4. Diamonds Are Forever (1956)
  5. From Russia, with Love (1957)
  6. Dr. No (1958)
  7. Goldfinger (1959)
  8. For Your Eyes Only (1960)
  9. Thunderball (1961) — "based on a screen treatment by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming"
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)
  11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)
  12. You Only Live Twice (1964)
  13. The Man with the Golden Gun (1965)
  14. Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966)
Short stories
Short story Published date Publication
"Quantum of Solace" May 1959 Cosmopolitan
"The Hildebrand Rarity" March 1960 Playboy
"For Your Eyes Only" 1960
"From a View to a Kill" 1960
"Risico" 1960
"The Living Daylights" 9 February 1962 The Sunday Times
"The Property of a Lady" 1963 The Ivory Hammer
"007 in New York" 1963 Thrilling Cities
"Octopussy" March/April 1966 Playboy

by Kingsley Amis[edit]

Written by Kingsley Amis under the pseudonym Robert Markham.

  1. Colonel Sun (1968) — last book copyrighted under the Glidrose Productions name

by John Gardner[edit]

  1. Licence Renewed (1981) — American title: License Renewed
  2. For Special Services (1982)
  3. Icebreaker (1983)
  4. Role of Honour (1984) — American title: Role of Honor
  5. Nobody Lives for Ever (1986) — American title: Nobody Lives Forever
  6. No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987)
  7. Scorpius (1988)
  8. Win, Lose or Die (1989)
  9. Brokenclaw (1990)
  10. The Man from Barbarossa (1991)
  11. Death is Forever (1992)
  12. Never Send Flowers (1993)
  13. SeaFire (1994)
  14. COLD (1996) — American title: Cold Fall

by Raymond Benson[edit]

  1. Zero Minus Ten (1997)
  2. The Facts of Death (1998) - last Bond novel copyrighted under the Glidrose Publications name
  3. High Time to Kill (1999) - first Bond novel copyrighted by Ian Fleming Publications
  4. DoubleShot (2000)
  5. Never Dream of Dying (2001)
  6. The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002)
Short stories
Short story Published date Publication
"Blast from the Past" January 1997 Playboy
"Midsummer Night's Doom" January 1999 Playboy
"Live at Five" November 1999 TV Guide

by Sebastian Faulks[edit]

The novel by Sebastian Faulks is a one-off adult Bond novel that follows The Man with the Golden Gun in the 1960s. The book was written to celebrate Ian Fleming's centenary and was released on Fleming's birthday, 28 May 2008.

  1. Devil May Care - May 2008

by Jeffery Deaver[edit]

The novel by Jeffery Deaver, Carte Blanche, previously known as "Project X", is set in the present era and was published on 28 May 2011.

  1. Carte Blanche - May 2011

by William Boyd[edit]

William Boyd, author of Solo.

On 11 April 2012 it was announced that William Boyd would write the next James Bond novel, entitled Solo, set at the end of the 1960s. The novel was released in the United Kingdom on 26 September 2013, and in the United States and Canada on 8 October 2013.

  1. Solo - September 2013

by Anthony Horowitz[edit]

  1. Trigger Mortis - September 2015


James Bond spinoffs[edit]

James Bond, Jr.[edit]

Written by the pseudonymous R. D. Mascott, it was the first James Bond related book not written by Ian Fleming to be published after Fleming's death. To this day, Ian Fleming Publications has never disclosed or confirmed the author's identity.

  1. The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½ (1967)

The Authorized Biography[edit]

Written by Fleming's friend and colleague, John Pearson, the book differs from all other Bond novels in that it is a biography told in the first-person by Pearson upon meeting James Bond.

  1. James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007 (1973) — first book copyrighted under the Glidrose Publications name.

Young Bond[edit]

Charlie Higson[edit]

Charlie Higson's novels, part of a series called Young Bond, are prequels to Fleming's series.

  1. SilverFin - March 2005
  2. Blood Fever - January 2006
  3. Double or Die - January 2007
  4. Hurricane Gold - September 2007
  5. By Royal Command - September 2008
Short story
James Bond uncollected short stories by Charlie Higson
Short story Published date Publication
"A Hard Man to Kill" October 2009 Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier

Steve Cole[edit]

In October 2013 Ian Fleming Publications announced that Steve Cole would continue the series, with his first book scheduled to be released in November 2014.[5]

  1. Shoot to Kill - November 2014
  2. Heads You Die - May 2016

The Moneypenny Diaries[edit]

The Moneypenny Diaries is a trilogy chronicling the life of Miss Moneypenny. The books are written by Samantha Weinberg under the pseudonym Kate Westbrook.

  1. The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel - October 2005
  2. Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries - November 2006
  3. The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling - May 2008
The Moneypenny Diaries short stories by Samantha Weinberg
Short story Published date Publication
"For Your Eyes Only, James" November 2006 Tatler
"Moneypenny’s First Date With Bond" November 2006 The Spectator

Other published works[edit]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequel novels[edit]

Three novels were given approval by the Ian Fleming Estate

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (October 2011) by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time (September 2012) by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon (September 2013) by Frank Cottrell Boyce[6]

Unpublished works[edit]

The following are stories known to have been written for Glidrose / Ian Fleming Publications, however, were not published.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Dugdale, John (29 May 2011). "Spy another day". The Sunday Times. p. 40. 
  2. ^ Davis, Kylie (23 November 2007). "A Bond with the devil". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "James Bond book called Carte Blanche". BBC News. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "William Boyd takes James Bond back to 1960s in new 007 novel". BBC News. London. BBC. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "New Young Bond Series in 2014". Ian Fleming Publications. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3: Over the Moon". Pan Macmillan.