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, 01/02/2013 - 06:30
The 80th anniversary of the birth of experimental novelist B S Johnson is being honoured with a new collection of material and the re-issue of four of his groundbreaking novels.
Johnson, who was born in February 1933, wrote novels, plays, journalism and film scripts. He committed suicide in 1973.
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:12
Omnibus Press has acquired a biography of British band the Arctic Monkeys, with publication planned for May 2013, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of their first gig.
Commissioning editor David Barraclough bought world rights from Sarah Such at the Sarah Such Literary Agency in the title, written by music journalist and DJ Ben...
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 07:00
Next year heralds the 50th anniversary of super-long scarves, time-travelling Tardises and those monotone nemeses, the Daleks—and BBC Books is already firing on all cylinders to celebrate.
In January comes the paperback of Shada, the lost "Doctor Who" story, an unbroadcast episode started by Hitchhikers...
Mon, 15/10/2012 - 08:10
January 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and it is a truth universally acknowledged that publishers never miss an opportunity to celebrate a literary milestone.
HarperPress has a new biography of the author, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 07:50
Bookshops and libraries in the UK and Ireland will be central to a huge Harry Potter competition launching this summer to find the wizard's biggest fan. The competition will mark the 15th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Bloomsbury).
Children will only be able to enter the...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 07:30
Puffin will be marking the 40th anniversary of classic children's title Watership Down in 2012 with a new edition, featuring a fresh introduction by author Richard Adams and a photographic cover.
The book was first published in 1972 and tells the story of a band of rabbits, including brothers Fiver and Hazel,...
Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:20
Penguin is promising a "whole year of celebration" for Sue Townsend next year to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of her most famous creation's diary.
January will see the issue of an anniversary edition of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾, with a full 64 pages of additional material...
Fri, 29/07/2011 - 08:00
Penguin is to be the official publishing partner for Dickens 2012, an international celebration of Charles Dickens marking the bicentenary of the Victorian author's birth.
As part of the celebrations, Penguin Classics will release clothbound editions of Dickens favourites Bleak House and Hard Times created by...
Thu, 29/07/2010 - 05:49
Puffin is publishing six exclusive special editions designed by cultural figures including sculptor Antony Gormley and author and illustrator Lauren Child as part of celebrations for the company's 70th birthday.
The six titles will be published on 2nd September priced at £100 each and the children’s publisher will only...