Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:37
Bloomsbury Publishing has relaunched its Harry Potter website to complement the new book editions illustrated by Jonny Duddle.
The site features all of Duddle’s artwork, including downloadable images, as well as a Harry Potter quote generator, glossary and who...
Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:07
Bloomsbury has signed world rights to an account of the kidnapping of a Nazi general involving writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, written by Rick Stroud.
The book, Kidnap in Crete, recounts the kidnapping of General Kreipe by Leigh Fermor and the Special Operations Executive in 1944, using eyewitness accounts to illustrate the...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 15:15
Publishing Technology’s profit and revenue have been significantly hit in the second quarter.
Group revenues were down 10.3% to £7.61m and gross profit dropped 25.1% to £2.18m for the six months to 30th June 2014. However, the company said that “short-term issues” had “held back the results”...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:50
Warner Bros has created a new development team to manage the Harry Potter franchise.
Based in London and California, the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development (HPGFD) team will “develop and execute a high-level strategic vision for the Harry Potter brand and its ancillary businesses, working closely with J K...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:59
Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired Irish writer Rob Doyle’s debut novel Here Are the Young Men, first published in June 2014 by The Lilliput Press.
World English rights to Here Are the Young Men were pre-empted by Alexa von Hirschberg at Bloomsbury in a deal handled by Marianne Gunn O’Connor...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:40
Bloomsbury has signed a book from historian Anna Whitelock on the accession to the throne of James I and his family.
Publishing director Michael Fishwick signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and serial, in a deal with Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.
The book, titled Succession, is...
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...