Thu, 11/04/2013 - 07:30
Allison & Busby has acquired a new novel from the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford.
Songs of Willow Frost is set in Depression-era Seattle, and is described by the publisher as "a powerful and emotional tale of two souls—a young orphan who sets out to prove his mother is an...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 08:54
Allison & Busby is hoping three Budd Schulberg novels could be contenders as they are re-issued in paperback and released as e-books for the first time.
A&B is re-issuing On the Waterfront, The Disenchanted and The Harder They Fall in April as B-format paperbacks, priced £8.99.
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 14:00
A study of more than 300,000 schoolchildren has shown how film and TV impact on their favourite books.
The research, compiled by Renaissance Learning, reveals that half of the top ten most popular books have been turned into films or TV programmes, with Harry Potter and Twilight both performing strongly.
The most popular...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 10:00
Allison & Busby has acquired debut crime writer Emily Winslow, described by 'writing buddy' Sophie Hannah as a "precise and expert analyst of the darkest parts of the human psyche".
The two-book deal for UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) was negotiated with Random House US. Publishing director Susie...
Fri, 21/09/2012 - 10:49
Allison & Busby has acquired two crime writers for this November.
Publishing director Susie Dunlop acquired world English-language rights (excluding US and Canada) in Killing the Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards from Jane Conway-Gordon. The title is described as a “scathing attack on the ‘insane’ world...
Fri, 19/08/2011 - 10:20
Allison & Busby has acquired two books by Swedish crime-writer Kjell Eriksson, both featuring his series' heroine Inspector Ann Lindell.
Publishing director Susie Dunlop bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from St Martin's Press. Allison & Busby will release both The Princess of Burundi and...
Mon, 01/08/2011 - 14:37
Allison & Busby co-founder Clive Allison died last week on 25th July, following a short illness.
His funeral will be held this Thursday 4th August at St Paul's Church, the Actor's Church, in Covent Garden at 1 p.m. Allison's daughters Polly and Emily have suggested that those attending gather there at 12.45p.m....
Mon, 13/06/2011 - 15:17
Allison & Busby has acquired two books by crime writer Jacqueline Winspear, with the author moving from John Murray to the independent.
Publishing director Susie Dunlop bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to the works, books seven and eight in the Maisie Dobbs series, set just after the First World War, through...
Fri, 26/11/2010 - 07:45
Allison & Busby has acquired Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, a debut title that has spent 58 consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Managing editor Lara Crisp bought UK rights from Whitney Lee at the Fielding Agency and the author's primary agent Kristin Nelson at the...
Wed, 03/03/2010 - 09:26
Faber, Quercus, Canongate and Allison & Busby have joined Bloomsbury’s digital library initiative, meaning that titles such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama will be accessible online by library users.