Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:00
Independent publisher Beautiful Books entered administration earlier today (11th October). The company has ceased to trade and four members of staff have been made redundant.
A spokesperson for London firm Leonard Curtis, the administrating company, said those handling the case would now evaluate Beautiful Books and creditors would...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 16:18
An administrator for Beautiful Books is expected to be appointed by close of business on Monday (10th October).
In a letter to authors, David Lewis, director of The Beautiful Group PLC, said the company has had cash flow difficulties, and discussions to find a buyer, or another publisher prepared to keep some or all of its titles in...
Wed, 03/08/2011 - 07:54
Beautiful Books is launching a search for the 100 Worst Britons, after signing a book by comedian Steve First. Managing director Simon Petherick bought world rights directly from Furst to 100 Worst Britons, which will be published on 13th October.
Beautiful Books is inviting to public to suggest people for inclusion on a...
Tue, 19/07/2011 - 07:30
Beautiful Books has bought a biography of Soho entertainment magnate Paul Raymond.
Managing director Simon Petherick bought world rights to The King of Soho by Howard Raymond from Robert Smith.
The book, which is written by Raymond's son, charts Paul Raymond's rise to become one of the world's richest...
Wed, 13/07/2011 - 07:20
Beautiful Books has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a book examining French attitudes towards sex and relationships.
M.d. Simon Petherick bought rights to La Seduction by Elaine Sciolino from Tracy Bohan at Wylie Agency. The book will be rush released as a paperback and e-book on 28th July.
In the book,...
Tue, 24/05/2011 - 08:41
Beautiful Books has launched its own summer reading campaign, providing POS material and an extra 5% off the selected titles ordered by independent bookshops.
The four titles being promoted through the Go Against the Grain campaign, all from debut authors, are Flick by Abigail Tarttelin; A Clockwork Apple by Belinda...
Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:02
Beautiful Books has launched its first fixed-format colour e-book on the iBookstore, Am I A Chap? by Gustav Temple, with plans to release more, some as e-book originals, in 2011.
The colour e-book was produced for Beautiful Books by TrailerPark studios in Los Angeles, and runs to 192 full-colour pages, mirroring the...
Tue, 03/05/2011 - 07:58
Beautiful Books has acquired a title by musician Janie Price, star of the forthcoming Sky Arts reality show "Art of Survival".
The show, which will be broadcast in six one-hour programmes starting in July, follows four contestants, including Price, as they were challenged to travel from Athens to Edinburgh with no money,...
Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:00
Beautiful Books has signed exclusive world rights at London Book Fair with The Real Man Pizza Company to produce a series of cookbooks.
The deal was signed between managing director Simon Petherick and Real Man m.d. Tom Winnifrith. The first book will be released in print and digital formats in autumn 2011.
Fri, 08/04/2011 - 10:14
Beautiful Books has bought Boomtown, its lead fiction title for spring 2012 about life in a city under an active volcano.
M.d. Simon Petherick bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Cathryn Summerhayes at WME.
Petherick said: "It’s a fantastic work of fiction from a supremely talented author who...