Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called “Kindle Unlimited”.
Test pages which have now been taken down earlier appeared on Amazon.com under “KU”, offering “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for $9.99 a...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:50
The former editorial director of Bloomsbury, Liz Calder, has paid tribute to novelist Nadine Gordimer, calling her “courageous” and “indomitable”.
The writer and anti-apartheid activist passed away at her home in Johannesburg on Sunday (...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:40
Penguin's Viking imprint has signed Ben Macintyre to write the first ever authorised history of the SAS regiment.
Macintyre's books Agent Zig-Zag, Operation Mincemeat, Double Cross, and most recently A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, are published by Bloomsbury....
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 14:06
Nobel Prize-winning writer Nadine Gordimer has died aged 90.
The South African, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, passed away in her sleep at her home in Johannesburg yesterday (13th July).
Gordimer wrote 15 novels, starting with The Lying Days (Bloomsbury) in 1953, as well as collections of short...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:37
Helen Garnons-Williams at Bloomsbury UK and Rachel Mannheimer at Bloomsbury US have acquired rights to a new novel from Ali Shaw, in a deal with Sue Armstrong at Conville & Walsh.
The Trees is described as a "wildly imaginative, epic and enchanting novel in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth and Spirited Away."...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:50
Bloomsbury has put seen a 9% drop in revenue over the three months to 31st May 2014, which chief executive Nigel Newton explained as "a quiet quarter".
Total revenues at the publisher were down 9% compared to the same period in 2013, when they had been up 19% on the year before. In an interim management statement, the...
Mon, 30/06/2014 - 09:00
The centenary of Dylan Thomas in October has inspired releases from several publishers, with Orion leading the charge.
Following reissues of its Dylan Thomas poetry collections in May, Orion is publishing new editions of A Child’s Christmas in Wales (October, £10.99) and The Complete Poems of Dylan Thomas...
Thu, 12/06/2014 - 11:53
A novel in translation has won the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
The Sound of Things Falling by Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Bloomsbury), originally in Spanish and translated by Canadian Anne McLean, was awarded the prize today. Vásquez, the first South American writer to win the...
Tue, 10/06/2014 - 12:07
Bloomsbury is combining its marketing and publicity departments, led by two newly created roles.
Amanda Shipp will take on the job of head of adult marketing and publicity, while Ian Lamb will become head of children's marketing and publicity.
It is planned that the new adult division will have what Bloomsbury calls "...
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 09:20
Titles from Bloomsbury, Atlantic Books and Serpent’s Tail have all made it on to the shortlist for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Debut Crown for best first historical novel, previously the HWA-Goldsboro Debut Crown.
The 2014 shortlist was announced this evening (Wednesday 4th June) at the first HWA annual...