Thu, 06/03/2014 - 12:24
Katie Bond is to take voluntary redundancy at Bloomsbury following a restructure of the company’s marketing and publicity department.
The role of director of trade marketing and publicity, which Bond currently holds, will “not be part of the department structure going forward”, a statement from the company said....
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:25
Novelist Howard Jacobson is returning to Jonathan Cape for his new novel, J, with editor Dan Franklin saying he has “very high hopes” for the novel when it comes to awards.
Jacobson published six novels with Franklin before moving to Bloomsbury, which published the 2010...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:52
Books published by Scholastic, Bloomsbury and Kelpies have won prizes at the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, announced at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library.
Author Chae Strathie won the Bookbug Readers category for three to seven-year-olds for the picture book Jumblebum, which is illustrated by Ben...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:05
Nick Hern Books has become a new content partner for the Drama Online platform.
Nick Hern Books’ list of plays will be added to Drama Online’s current catalogue of more than 1,000 plays from Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber and Faber.
Matt Applewhite, managing director of Nick Hern Books, said...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 14:35
Bloomsbury has acquired the world rights to the final three titles in Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series.
The deal for books four, five and six was brokered by Tamar Rydzinski at the Laura Dail Literary Agency to Catherine Onder.
The series focuses on a heroic assassin, Celaena Sardothien....
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:50
Faber has achieved three shortlistings for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell is nominated in the 5-12s group, while The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale and Butter by Erin Lange are both listed in the teen category.
Nosy Crow, Bloomsbury and...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 16:13
UK publishers are reporting strengthening international e-book sales across 2013, with good growth in Scandinavia, Germany and Ireland, and promising development predicted for South-East Asia and China.
The rise counters a trend for falling or flat physical book sales in many export markets (see pp18–21). Full 2013 digital...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 08:50
Espionage thriller master John le Carre was the man who inspired Ben Macintyre to write the story of spy Kim Philby, Macintyre has revealed in his Bookseller profile interview.
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal is...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 08:00
“To coin a phrase, ‘nobody does it better’”, says Ben Macintyre of Kim Philby.
And indeed, his was a spectacular betrayal. A British intelligence agent whose gold-fingered career included a spell as director of the counter-Soviet department, Philby succeeded in passing state secrets to the Soviets for three...
Tue, 28/01/2014 - 09:00
Bloomsbury’s six-volume reference work Mammals of Africa has won the 2014 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications.
The medal, awarded at a ceremony in Philadelphia, is presented by the American Library Association and honours the creation of a reference work of outstanding quality and significance...