Wed, 07/04/2010 - 08:40
Beautiful Books has signed an agreement with the estate of Anthony Burgess to bring three of his works back into print.
The publisher launches on 7th October with Tremor of Intent, 1985, and One Hand Clapping. All three will be published as a B format paperback, priced £8.99, e-book and audiobook.
Fri, 26/03/2010 - 04:14
Independent publisher Beautiful Books has signed up artist and author Molly Parkin to write her memoir of life in London during the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Publisher Simon Petherick bought world rights to Welcome to Mollywood from agent Laura Morris, and plans to publish this October "in a variety of simultaneous...
Mon, 15/03/2010 - 09:02
Authors such as William Boyd, Michael Morpurgo and Hanif Kureishi are contributing a short story based on an animal of their choice for a new title inspired by Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.
Entitled Just When Stories, the book is being published by Beautiful Books this August, in support of the campaign by...
Thu, 11/02/2010 - 12:40
Beautiful Books has signed a deal with artist Tracey Moberly for a "part autobiography, part artwork about the notions of communication" based on a decade's worth of text messages.
Publisher Simon Petherick acquired world rights to Text Me Up! via agent Cat Ledger, for a "good four-figure sum". The book...
Wed, 18/11/2009 - 14:00
The Bad Sex Award continues to be no respecter of literary reputations, with this year’s shortlist featuring Man Booker winner John Banville, American literary giant Philip Roth and eminent Israeli writer Amos Oz.
Nick Cave, Richard Milward and Jonathan Littell also feature on the latest list of writers up for the
Wed, 11/11/2009 - 05:01
Independent publisher Beautiful Books has postponed floating on the stock market until at least next year, in the hope of listing within a more favourable economic environment. The company was planning to list on the Plus Market after completing a share issue, conducted via an Enterprise Investment Scheme, earlier this year.
Mon, 21/09/2009 - 06:15
British writer Simon Van Booy has won the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award for his collection, Love Begins in Winter (Beautiful Books), reports the Irish Examiner. The €35,000 prize is the richest in the world for a short story collection.
Speaking at the award ceremony, held at the Stack Theatre at the Cork School of...
Mon, 31/08/2009 - 09:26
Simon Petherick of Beautiful Books has bought UK rights to Guilt about the Past, a collection of essays by the author of The Reader Bernhard Schlink.
Beautiful Books acquired UK rights from Madonna Duffy of University of Queesnland Press and will publish in paperback on 11th Feb 2010.
Based on the Weidenfeld...
Mon, 20/07/2009 - 06:20
Beautiful Books has signed a new title that will fit within the emerging genre of re-imagined classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: a whodunnit based around one of Jane Austen's most well-known settings.
The deal for Murder at Mansfield Park, by Lynn Shepherd, was negotiated via Ben Mason at the Conville...
Thu, 14/05/2009 - 07:29
A play written by Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo is to tour the UK for the first time, co-inciding with the English-language launch of the novella into which it was adapted.
Written 11 years ago, this is the first time Francis the Holy Jester has been translated into English. It was translated by Fo’s longstanding...