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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, Ian Fleming Publications administers all of Ian Fleming's literary oeuvre and is owned by Fleming's family. In July 2008 Ian Fleming Publications announced the appointment of literary agent Simon Trewin, from UK-based literary agency United Agents, to manage worldwide English-language rights in the Ian Fleming titles and Young Bond.


Publication history

After Fleming's death, in 1964, Glidrose Productions Ltd planned a continuation series of James Bond books, to be written by a rotating series of authors, under the pseudonym "Robert Markham". In 1968, the first continuation novel published was Colonel Sun, by Kingsley Amis, afterwards the Robert Markham book series was cancelled. A few years later, Glidrose published James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007 by John Pearson and considered having Pearson write a continuation series of Bond novels, but no further books resulted. 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 since the filmed stories deviated drastically from the original Fleming novels of the same titles (indeed, Fleming had instructed Glidrose to only sell the movie rights to the title of The Spy Who Loved Me, rendering the film by necessity an original story).

In 1981, the James Bond book series was revived, with new novels written by John Gardner. In 1996, John Gardner retired from writing Bond books, and Raymond Benson quickly replaced him. Benson is the first American to write James Bond novels, a fact that was initially controversial. It was during Benson's tenure that the company changed names from Glidrose Publications Ltd to Ian Fleming Publications; the publisher's new name appeared first in High Time to Kill, (1999). In turn, Benson retired from writing Bond books in 2002. Since then Ian Fleming Publications has started a new series of Bond books, however, this time based on a young teenage James Bond in the 1930s. The series, written by Charlie Higson, is planned out for 5 novels and has been dubbed Young Bond.

In 2005, Ian Fleming Publications launched another series of Bond-related books entitled The Moneypenny Diaries by Samantha Weinberg under the pseudonym "Kate Westbrook". IFP initially denied any connection with the books, but this was later revealed to be part of a publicity stunt for the release of the first book, Guardian Angel.

Confirming reports that a new adult Bond novel would likely be published in 2008 as a one-off by an unknown author to commemorate what would have been Ian Fleming's 100th birthday, Ian Fleming Publications announced on July 11, 2007 that the popular novelist Sebastian Faulks had written the rumored book, to be entitled Devil May Care.

James Bond books


by Ian Fleming

  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. Thunderball (1961) — "based on a screen treatment by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham and Ian Fleming"
  9. The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)
  10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)
  11. You Only Live Twice (1964)
  12. The Man with the Golden Gun (1965)
Short stories
For Your Eyes Only (1960)
Short story Published date Publication
"For Your Eyes Only" 1960
"From a View to a Kill" 1960
"Quantum of Solace" May 1959 Cosmopolitan
"Risico" 1960
"The Hildebrand Rarity" March 1960 Playboy
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966)
Short story Published date Publication
"Octopussy" March/April 1966 Playboy
"The Living Daylights" June 1962 Argosy Magazine
"The Property of a Lady" 1963 The Ivory Hammer
"007 in New York" 1963 Thrilling Cities

by Kingsley Amis (as "Robert Markham")

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

by John Gardner

  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

  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
James Bond uncollected short stories by Raymond Benson
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 Charlie Higson

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

by Sebastian Faulks

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

  1. Devil May Care - May 2008


James Bond spinoffs

James Bond Jr.

Written under the pseudonym 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, the real author of the novel has never been acknowledged or confirmed by Ian Fleming Publications.

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

The Authorised Biography

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 Authorised Biography of 007 (1973) — first book copyrighted under the Glidrose Publications name

The Moneypenny Diaries

The Moneypenny Diaries is a planned trilogy chronicling the life of Miss Moneypenny. The books are written by Samantha Weinberg (credited as "edited by 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

Unpublished works

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

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