Fri, 12/04/2013 - 12:40
A previously unpublished writer has won the inaugural Historical Novel Society International Award, and a prize of £5,000.
Martin Sutton was promptly signed up by Carole Blake of Blake Friedmann who will introduce his winning novel, Lost Paradise, to editors at the London Book Fair.
The award, running this year...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:18
Penguin has made a three-year global publishing partnership deal with social online gaming company Mind Candy, the developer of Moshi Monsters.
Meanwhile Eric Huang, Penguin Children's new business and IP acquisitions director [pictured], is to leave Penguin to become Mind Candy's director of development.
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 07:00
Weidenfeld & Nicolson's deputy publishing director Arzu Tahsin has bought rights to memoir I am Malala by Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
Tahsin bought UK and Commonwealth rights for an undisclosed sum in conjunction with Little, Brown in the USA, which holds world rights. Yousafzai is represented by Karolina...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 06:30
Funders have flocked to fund Marcus Gipps' project to publish J P Martin's Uncle stories on Kickstarter.
Bidding went live yesterday afternoon (27th March), with Gipps' original target of £7,000 swiftly...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:18
Bertelsmann plans to develop an education business division with the long-term potential to generate €1bn in sales, it was revealed at the company's annual results conference in Berlin this morning (26th March).
Meanwhile Random House chairman and chief executive officer Markus Dohle spoke of "possible further...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 16:27
Novelist Philip Pullman has been elected as the new president of the Society of Authors.
Pullman will replace crime writer P D James, who will retire from the role in August, the month of her 93rd birthday.
Pullman said: "P D James has been a magnificent president, whose knowledge and wit and wisdom will be very hard to...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 14:46
Bridget Shine, executive director of the Independent Publishers Guild, has expressed caution over the level of support for small businesses included in yesterday's Budget.
A cut of up to £2,000 in National Insurance for every business from April 2014 and a reduction in corporation tax were among the measures to be introduced...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 08:45
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin), the story of two cancer-struck teenagers who meet in a support group and fall in love, has been voted the readers' favourite in W H Smith's Richard and Judy Spring Book Club.
Readers voted which of the 10 titles chosen for the retail promotion they liked best, via the...
Wed, 20/03/2013 - 07:15
New academic house Rowman & Littlefield International has appointed its launch team, opened an office in Soho, and launched website rowmaninternational.com.
Sarah Campbell, previously at Bloomsbury, has joined as editorial director and will commission in philosophy; Martina O'...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 16:19
John Wiley has launched subscription e-learning resource www.digitalclassroom.com, combining video tutorials from instructors with a library of the publisher's digital books.
Over 3,000 video tutorials are currently available and 50 digital books....