Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:00
Little, Brown imprint Abacus is celebrating the big four-oh this year by reissuing 18 of its most notable titles, with a uniform jacket look and new introductions from the likes of Bill Clinton and Howard Jacobson.
The titles chosen for the anniversary are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, and will all be released on 4th April...
Fri, 26/10/2012 - 13:00
Little, Brown imprint Abacus has acquired a debut novel by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera, The Awakening of Miss Prim, with rights also sold so far in Germany, US/Canada, Italy and Spain.
Commissioning editor Rowan Cope bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title in a deal with Ludovic Assemat of Dos Passos Literary Agency in...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 06:30
American author, essayist and political commentator Gore Vidal has died aged 86.
His works included 25 novels, such as Myra Breckinridge, Burr, The City and the Pillar, and Julian, as well as more than 200 essays and several plays.
Sales of his work through Nielsen BookScan since records began in 1998 total...
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 15:43
Books published by Abacus and Frances Lincoln took the prizes in the published work categories of the Muslim Writers Awards, which were celebrated last night (22nd November) at the Globe theatre in London.
Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour, published by Abacus, won the Published Novel award, while ...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:49
Roma Tearne has followed her editor Clare Smith from HarperCollins to Little, Brown, with Abacus acquiring the next novel by the Orange-longlisted author.
Publishing director for fiction Smith bought UK and Commonwealth rights through Felicity Bryan at Felicity Bryan Associates to The Road to Urbino. Abacus will publish as a...
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 11:36
Little, Brown and Abacus has appointed Clare Smith, currently HarperPress publishing director, to the role of publishing director fiction, Little, Brown and Abacus.
Smith will begin on 19th September, reporting to Richard Beswick, m.d. of Little, Brown and Abacus.
Smith said: "I've loved building a fiction list at...
Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:48
A record number of exhibitors are set to showcase at the London International Book Fair next week, as one publishing m.d. reported a "bouncy and optimistic" mood ahead of the three-day event and digital conference.
Alistair Burtenshaw, group exhibition director for LBF, said 1,696 exhibitors from 58 countries had registered...
Thu, 24/03/2011 - 08:53
Abacus has acquired a debut American novel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, after being tipped off to the book's appeal by a blogger.
Editorial director Jenny Parrott acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) through Penguin US. Parrott was contacted by British book blogger...
Mon, 05/07/2010 - 06:20
Dame Beryl Bainbridge, author of Master Georgie and An Awfully Big Adventure, has died aged 75. She passed away in the early hours of this morning (2 July), having been admitted to hospital earlier in the week.
Andrew Hewson, literary agent for Johnson & Alcock, told The Bookseller: "To us Beryl was a...
Fri, 27/11/2009 - 10:23
Abacus has acquired "a perfectly pitched comic novel" about modern life, written by début author Ceri Radford.
Rowan Cope, editor at Little, Brown and Abacus, acquired British & Commonwealth rights to A Surrey State of Affairs from Peter Robinson at the Peter Robinson Literary Agency for what the publisher...