Thu, 28/03/2013 - 09:30
Booksellers blighted by the snowy weather are looking to Easter promotions to boost their bottom lines.
Book sales were up by 1.2% to £22.1m last week according to Nielsen BookScan, but many shops were down after being hit by heavy snow and retreating customer numbers in the adverse weather, unprecedented for this time of year...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 14:04
Bloomsbury has acquired Spacejackers, a new trilogy of adventure stories for 9-12 year olds by debut author Huw Powell.
The books tell the story of Jake Cutler, a boy searching for his destiny in the company of a ship full of ruthless space pirates.
Children's fiction editorial director Ellen Holgate bought world English...
Wed, 13/03/2013 - 09:00
Margaret Atwood's next novel, MaddAddam, will be published by Bloomsbury on 29th August.
The Man Booker Prize-winner's latest work will be the third title in the trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and was continued with The Year of the Flood. It will be released as a 448-page £18.99...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 09:30
Bloomsbury's Academic and Professional Division has won the IPG Independent Publisher of the Year, the flagship honour at the annual Independent Publishers Guild Awards.
Meanwhile there were also wins for Constable & Robinson, Nosy Crow, Crown House, Accent Press, Phoenix Yard Books, The History Press, Myriad Editions and...
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 09:00
Bloomsbury is launching a series of ornithology titles as enhanced e-books which will include birdsong alongside full-colour pictures.
The digital editions of the Helm Field Guides are optimised for iPad, but are also available on iPhones and some iPods. They have been developed for iBooks using text and images from the original books...
Tue, 05/02/2013 - 16:09
Bloomsbury has acquired a title about Richard III, the king whose skeleton was discovered under a car park in Leicester.
Robin Baird-Smith, publisher, acquired world rights in Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation from Peter Straus of Rogers Coleridge and White.
The title by David Horspool, lined up for...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 10:49
Bloomsbury Children’s has acquired two books in a teen series set in a sports school by former tennis star Monica Seles.
Editor Caroline Abbey bought world rights for all languages from John Steele at Rexof. Both titles will be published in paperback/e-book format priced £6.99, with book one, Game On, ...
Wed, 16/01/2013 - 10:15
Bloomsbury has reported a year-on-year profit boost in the final quarter of 2012, at the same time as announcing a new publishing partnership with cookery show "Masterchef".
In its interim results for the four months to 31st December, Bloomsbury said that despite a 2% decrease in title sales, there had been a rise in...
Mon, 14/01/2013 - 08:00
Bloomsbury has unveiled its cover look for the new novel by Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed, to be published on 21st May 2013.
The book will be initially released in hardback and e-book, each priced £18.99.
Hosseini, whose previous books are The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns...
Mon, 14/01/2013 - 07:50
Bloomsbury has acquired a “darkly comic detective series”, Knightley & Son, by screenwriter Rohan Gavin—the son of children’s writer, Jamila Gavin.
Publishing director Rebecca McNally bought world rights in all languages from agent Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann. Bloomsbury will also publish in the US....