Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:49
Bestselling author Tom Sharpe, perhaps best known for his 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, has died aged 85.
Sharpe, who was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Cambridge University, died in north-eastern Spain today (6th June).
His debut novel, Riotous Assembly, was published in 1971. Both ...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 09:40
The hardback edition of Dan Brown's Inferno sold 48,850 copies in the UK last week, remaining the UK's bestselling book by a comfortable margin.
The Robert Langdon thriller, which has now sold 378,510 copies since publication, sold 14,690 copies more than the next bestselling book of the week, Transworld stablemate...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 11:22
Random House has acquired a debut novel called Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer at auction.
Publishing director for Arrow, Jenny Geras, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Tom Dussel at Penguin US.
Rights have already been sold in six languages with further deals underway.
Five Days Left...
Fri, 01/03/2013 - 12:30
Century and Arrow have signed a new multi-book contract with No Child of Mine author Susan Lewis.
Cornerstone m.d. Susan Sandon struck the deal for world rights in six titles with Toby Eady at Toby Eady Associates.
Since 2009 Lewis has published two titles a year. The publisher reported that print sales of No...
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 07:30
Arrow publishing director Jenny Geras has made her first acquisition since joining Random House from Pan Macmillan, pre-empting a psychological thriller by a debut author.
Geras swooped in on Falling by Emma Kavanagh from Camilla Wray at the Darley Anderson Agency, buying UK and Commonwealth rights in two books. Kavanagh is a...
Thu, 25/10/2012 - 11:01
Ebury has acquired two books by author Rowan Coleman, with the author of The Accidental Mother moving from fellow Random House imprint Arrow.
Editorial director of commercial fiction, Gillian Green, bought British Commonwealth rights in The Memory Book and One Night from Lizzy Kremer at David Higham....
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 11:34
Cornerstone has appointed Jenny Geras as publishing director of Arrow, with Geras moving from Pan Macmillan after six years.
Geras joined Pan Macmillan in 2006, working as online marketing manager and then head of online marketing until 2008. She joined the fiction editorial team as senior commissioning editor in October 2008 and was...
Thu, 30/08/2012 - 10:00
Fifty Shades of Grey's reign as the bestselling book in the UK has come to an end for now, but E L James' reign at the top continues as book three in her erotic trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, has climbed to pole position.
All three books in James' Fifty Shades trilogy (published by Arrow) sold more than 80,...
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 08:10
An e-book being offered on the Kindle store for 20p has broken the top-three monopoly of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy after weeks of dominance.
Alice Peterson's Monday to Friday Man (Quercus) has risen to number three in the paid-for Kindle chart, as E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) drops to the...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 14:30
Century and Arrow has acquired two novels by Andrew Clover, the former Sunday Times columnist. Gillian Holmes bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Lizzy Kremer at David Higham.
The first book, Learn Love in a Week, will be published as a Century hardback at the end of January 2013....