Wed, 02/06/2010 - 09:59
The legendary cricketing publisher Wisden is stepping outside cricket for the first time in more than 75 years, with the launch of a new imprint. Wisden Sports Writing will "showcase Britain's best writers on all sports", with the books being edited by Matthew Engel (pictured), the former editor of Wisden Cricketers...
Thu, 29/04/2010 - 15:22
A & C Black is bringing out a new Kit Bag Guide, First Aid for Sport, in the spirit of the improving weather and the new-found zeal for outdoor sports as we edge towards summer.
The first aid guide will be published on 1st July this year in paperback priced £9.99. First Aid for Sport, by Andy Cunningham, a...
Tue, 20/10/2009 - 07:40
Agent Lorella Belli has made four new non-fiction deals with a variety of publishers.
Capstone executive commissioning editor Emma Swaisland bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Stuck: Why We Can't (or Won't) Move On by Anneli Rufus. The book identifies a social trend that many people are stuck, be it in the wrong...
Tue, 09/06/2009 - 07:05
The scandal of MPs' expenses may have rocked our political system to its core, but on the up side it has inspired a humour title from A & C Black.
The Little Book of Big Expenses: How to Live the MP Lifestyle will be out in July (£6.99, h/b) and is "compiled by a crack team of investigative editors and nosy...
Wed, 08/04/2009 - 07:32
A & C Black is to launch an investigation into how more than 800 copies of the latest Wisden's Cricketers Almanac were sold before its official release.
The book was due to go on sale on Monday (6th April). However, according to figures from Nielsen BookScan, 816 copies were sold in the week to 4th April, with sales...
Thu, 13/03/2008 - 07:53
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is extending its brand from ornithology titles to general wildlife guides.
A&C Black, which publishes RSPB-branded titles, has Peter Holden and Geoffrey Abbott's Handbook of Garden Wildlife lined up for July (p/b, £9.99). The book is designed as a companion to its...
Fri, 07/03/2008 - 12:00
A & C Black is publishing the official tie-in to "Deadliest Catch", one of the Discovery Channel's most popular series.
"Deadliest Catch" follows the struggles of crab fishermen on the Bering Sea and is one of the channel’s highest rating series. It won four Emmy nominations in 2007, and last year's...
Wed, 13/02/2008 - 10:23
Against a backdrop of pyramids, piracy and Palestinian border breaches, a delegation of UK publishers, journalists and industry representatives headed to the 40th Cairo International Book Fair (23rd January to 4th February) for a whirlwind programme of seminars and receptions.
The General Egyptian Book Organisation (GEBO) generously...
Tue, 05/06/2007 - 09:16
A&C Black has signed a licensing deal with Oxford University Press to launch its biographical chronicles, Who's Who and Who Was Who, online.
OUP will build a new website for the titles ready to go live in December 2007, including all the information from the 2008 edition of Who's Who and the series' historical archive....