Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:00
Bloomsbury has won the rights to an “astonishingly assured” debut literary novel, River of Ink by Paul Cooper, for a high five-figure sum.
Helen Garnons-Williams, publishing director of fiction for Bloomsbury, won world English language rights to two books after a multiple-publisher auction which has been ongoing...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:38
Bloomsbury Children's Books has launched a new global line of “clean teen” romance novels under the title If Only.
The If Only novels centre “on teens who fall for someone they shouldn’t".
The first two books in the series – Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard and Wish You Were...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:10
Katie Bond, formerly Bloomsbury director of trade marketing and publicity, has been appointed publisher at The National Trust.
Bond will take up the new role in late April, reporting to Daniel Dodd, content and communications director. She will be responsible for managing all National Trust publishing, overseeing its trade...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:36
Bloomsbury has signed a biography of Tudor noblewoman Lady Margaret Douglas, by historian Morgan Ring.
Bill Swainson in London and George Gibson in New York signed world English rights in So High a Blood at auction in a deal with Anna Power at Johnson & Alcock, with plans to publish in spring 2016.
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 17:10
Bloomsbury Publishing, Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club have unveiled their list of the 39 most promising authors from Sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora who will take part in Africa39 in celebration of Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital 2014.
The writers’ names were revealed at a breakfast press conference at the London...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:06
“We need to talk about Jerry,” announces Joanna Rakoff’s imperious, cigarette-smoking, mink-wearing boss on the first day of her first job as “Bright Young Assistant” at one of New York’s oldest literary agencies. In 1996, it remained a place of dark offices, antiquated typewriters, heavy black phones and...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:00
Bloomsbury has signed a memoir by Anna Lyndsey, describing her rare condition which means she has to live her life in darkness.
Girl in the Dark was signed by Helen Garnons-Williams at Bloomsbury, in a deal with Jane Finigan at Lutyens & Rubinstein and David Forrer at Inkwell. Doubleday has US rights, while nine other...
Mon, 31/03/2014 - 13:59
Bloomsbury has signed a non-fiction book on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge from former Times literary editor Erica Wagner.
The book, The Chief Engineer: Washington Augustus Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge, follows Roebling's life during the US Civil War, and the unlikely story of him taking over the...
Thu, 20/03/2014 - 09:20
Bloomsbury Children’s Books is publishing new editions of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series with fresh covers and bonus material originating from digital platform Pottermore.
The new editions will tell readers how they can learn more about Harry Potter on Pottermore.com.
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:30
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired a new series for middle-grade readers from debut author Caleb Krisp.
Ellen Holgate, editorial director for children's fiction, acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights in three books from the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. The first book, Anyone But Ivy Pocket, will...