Fri, 07/03/2014 - 08:50
Aitken Alexander m.d. Andrew Kidd, the founder of The Folio Prize, which makes its inaugural award on Monday (10th March), has told The Bookseller that literary prizes are "not territorial" and that the "positioning of one prize to another is irrelevant."
In a question-and-answer feature in today's (...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:50
Campaigns for Neil Gaiman's The Ocean At The End of the Lane (Headline), Alex Ferguson's My Autobiography (Hodder & Stoughton) and John Williams' Stoner (Vintage Classics) were among the winners at the PPC Annual Awards held in London last night (5th March).
Headline's Sam Eades won the...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 09:20
Rebecca Smart [pictured right], currently c.e.o. of the Osprey Group, is to take over as m.d. of Ebury Publishing, with Fiona MacIntyre [left] retiring from the role after nearly 30 years with the business.
Penguin Random House UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon said MacIntyre had approached him last year with her retirement decision. "I am...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 08:40
Military history publisher Osprey Publishing is to create a dedicated games division to develop new products in miniature wargaming, board and card games.
The company began to focus on miniatures wargaming in 2008 with the release of Field of Glory, a rules system for anyone interested in recreating the battles of the ancient...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:49
Hot Key Books has bought UK and Ireland rights in We Are Liars, a YA novel from National Book Award finalist E Lockhart [pictured], with m.d. Sarah Odedina calling it "a one-sitting heart-pounding read".
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson pre-empted on the novel in a deal done with Elizabeth Kaplan of The Elizabeth...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:40
Orion will publish a new novel from Kate Mosse on 11th September.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter is described as "a Gothic psychological thriller" which deals with a series of grisly murders which rock a flood-beset village in West Sussex in 1912.
The book draws on the landscape where Mosse spent her...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 09:20
The Gunn Media business will be "well cared for", as its director Ali Gunn would have wanted, the agency has said.
Gunn died suddenly last week at the age of 45.
In a statement, Gunn Media said: "We have been completely shattered by the news of...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 11:00
Simon & Schuster UK has won the won the UK rights to two novels by journalist, director and television writer Caroline Kepnes.
The publisher has described the deal as a “major” acquisition for the company and foreign rights have also been sold in the US, France, Italy, Holland, Israel, Japan and Brazil through auction...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 13:26
Frances Pinter has been appointed as chief executive officer of Manchester University Press, having been interim c.e.o. since August last year.
Professor Alistair Ulph, chair of the MUP board, said: "Frances is an outstanding appointment to lead the Press in its next phase of development. The post attracted a very strong...
Mon, 10/02/2014 - 09:30
An independent report on the public library service in England has been commissioned by culture minister Ed Vaizey and local government minister Brandon Lewis, from the same team who produced last year's report into library e-lending...