Mon, 02/12/2013 - 16:22
Bloomsbury Publishing has appointed Elise Burns as children’s sales director. She will report to David Ward, group UK sales director.
Burn joins Bloomsbury from Pan Macmillan, where she was sales director for the non-fiction list, with responsibility for selling to the supermarkets and special sales.
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 09:00
Bloomsbury has acquired a debut novel by prize-winning poet, rapper and playwright Kate Tempest, paying six figures for the novel and a follow-up.
World rights were sold at auction to Alexa von Hirschberg at Bloomsbury by Becky Thomas at Fox Mason.
Von Hirschberg described Tempest's debut, titled The...
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:30
Bloomsbury Collections, set to offer scholarly e-book packages direct to the libraries market, will be a major next step in Bloomsbury Academic's plan for rapid growth of its digital revenue.
The division means to grow digital as a proportion of revenue from its current 10% to 50% in five years, with many further digital product...
Mon, 28/10/2013 - 06:30
Bloomsbury has announced the first seven titles in its YA and New Adult e-book imprint, Bloomsbury Spark.
The imprint, which will publish two new £3.99 titles every month, launches on 19th December with a list of books by female authors with strong fantasy and supernatural elements.
Titles include Pride’s Run...
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 09:06
Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel are to star in the forthcoming BBC1 adaptation of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury).
Marsan is set to play Mr Norrell in the seven-part series, while Carvel will play Jonathan Strange. The cast also includes Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte...
Thu, 24/10/2013 - 10:00
The Bloomsbury Group has recorded a 13% rise in turnover in the first half of the year to £49.2m (£43.5m in 2012), with pre-tax profit up 33% to £1.1m (£0.9m).
Print sales rose 13% to £39.6m (£34.9m in 2012) while digital sales increased 22% to £5.8m (£4.8m). Digital sales are now 12% of...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 09:13
Bloomsbury is launching a new popular science imprint, Bloomsbury Sigma.
The imprint will be headed in London by Jim Martin, currently senior commissioning editor of the publisher’s natural history lists, and will release around 15 titles a year to be released through Bloomsbury’s London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi...
Thu, 17/10/2013 - 09:34
Jewellery designer Alex Monroe’s first memoir will be published next year by Bloomsbury.
Two Turtle Doves (13th March, £16.99) is a literary reflection on Monroe’s early years growing up in rural Suffolk, where he showed an interest in art and design from an early age. His “wild childhood”,...
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 07:00
Bloomsbury's digital-first imprint, Bloomsbury Reader, has signed world rights to Weed, a new novel in the Poison Diaries series written by the Duchess of Northumberland.
The books are inspired by the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Northumberland. Two previous titles, The Poison...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 16:34
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin has been selected as the vice president of the International Publishers Association (IPA), and will become president in 2015.
Charkin was appointed to the role at the General Assembly of the IPA held in Frankfurt yesterday (10th October). He will serve as vice president under the current...