Fri, 18/01/2013 - 06:00
The National Literacy Trust is offering the chance to feature as a character in an Anthony Horowitz novel among the lots in a charity auction to be held next week (22nd January), at a gala dinner to celebrate NLT's 20th anniversary.
Advance bids are being accepted via ...
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 08:48
Walker Books UK has acquired world rights in two more titles in the range of graphic novels based on Anthony Horowitz' Alex Rider teen spy series.
Graphic novelist Antony Johnston will write the scripts for Scorpia and Ark Angel, which will be published in 2014 and 2015 respectively. According to Walker, sales of...
Fri, 21/09/2012 - 08:20
Books by Francesca Simon, Anthony Horowitz, Shirley Hughes and Lauren Child will be included in 2013's World Book Day offering, with director Kirsten Grant saying the literacy initiative is planning to create £1m worth of book sales.
Grant, who was appointed in 2011, said organisers were aiming for 1.2 million of the WBD...
Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:57
Substantial pre-orders and a plethora of half-price offers have lead Jean M Auel's sixth and final Earth's Children installment, The Land of Painted Caves (Hodder), to be the bestselling book in the UK last week, scoring 39,513 sales in its opening week at UK booksellers.
It is one of the strongest first-week sales from a...
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 08:45
Orion is to publish a new full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, written by Alex Rider author Anthony Horowitz, after he was selected by the Conan Doyle Estate.
Jon Wood, deputy group publisher, acquired world rights to the as-yet-unnamed title through Robert Kirby of United Agents.
Further details about the title, to be published...
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 14:53
It's interesting how two non-events in the publishing world have recently made headlines.
In Florida, Pastor Terry Jones did not in the end burn any copies of the Koran. While 10,000 miles away, in Piccadilly Circus, Tony Blair did not turn up to sign copies of his memoir, A Journey, to save the public and the police "a lot...
Sun, 11/07/2010 - 15:05
I was a panellist this week at the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield. It was a strangely unsettling experience. The aim of the session was, in a word, adaptation: from book to TV and film.
As the programme put it: ". . . with the children's broadcast landscape becoming increasingly difficult to find purchase in, the need for...
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 15:43
Anthony Horowitz has killed Darren Shan. The Demonata author is murdered by an embittered and unsuccessful writer in the Alex Rider author's collection of larger-than-life horror stories for children, More Bloody Horowitz (Walker, September). Shan's corpse joins youth-stealing iPods, murderous gameshows, a slaughtered ...
Wed, 02/06/2010 - 13:12
A few months ago, I was surprised to read in the Times that Michael Gove, then the Tory shadow spokesman on education, planned to get in touch with Michael Morpurgo- and myself to advise on which books every student in the UK should read. He was searching for "a traditional education with children sitting in rows, learning the kings and...
Thu, 20/05/2010 - 14:51
Children's author Anthony Horowitz will give readers a sneak peek of a new collection of horror stories with three of them available on the Nintendo DSi handheld console.
The stories, from the forthcoming Walker Books short story collection More Bloody Horowitz, will go on sale tomorrow (21st May) through Nintendo's DSi...