• Fri, 09/07/2010 - 09:05

    Publishers are revving up for the autumn period with a selection of "Top Gear"- ­related titles ready to race onto bookshelves.

    Following on from Where's Stig?, the sleeper hit of last year, BBC Books will be publishing Where's Stig: The World Tour. In the new book the search for Stig goes global...

  • Fri, 02/07/2010 - 09:00

    A secret archive of Beatles memorabilia including lyrics, clothes, guitars and letters will be unveiled this autumn in a book Carlton is publishing with John Lennon’s son Julian.

    Beatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection will be published in September in hardback, priced £25. It is written by Brian Southall,...

  • Thu, 24/06/2010 - 04:34

    Dorling Kindersley has partnered with pregnancy and parenting website BabyCentre for two July titles.

    BabyCentre Pregnancy and BabyCentre Baby, both illustrated books published on 1st July at £15.99, are said to give the "trusted and practical" advice the website offers plus "mum-to-mum wisdom...

  • Thu, 24/06/2010 - 04:33

    A sweet story or two lies behind Waverley Books' forthcoming titles, Chocolate and Mad About Macarons! The bakery titles are a new direction in publishing from the Glasgow-based indie, known for humour, cookery and Scottish interest titles.

    "We are expanding our [list] because we've done so well with Maw...

  • Mon, 21/06/2010 - 08:31

    Victim Support has branded the planned publication of a book about the shootings in Cumbria "deeply inappropriate" and said it will turn down any offer of donation from the proceeds.

    Massacre in Cumbria by Clare Leigh is to be published in paperback by John Blake on 30th July, priced £7.99. Victim Support said it...

  • Thu, 10/06/2010 - 07:14

    Pan Macmillan is looking to replicate the word-of-mouth success created in the US by a book about a woman who ”unknowingly altered medical history”, when it launches in the UK in mid-June.

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by science writer Rebecca Skloot, spans science, ethics, race and history as it tells the...

  • Sun, 06/06/2010 - 08:35

    Canongate is hoping to replicate the success of its reissue of Life of Pi in a mass market edition last summer by repackaging Michel Faber’s bestselling novel, The Crimson Petal and the White.

    The "ambitious” relaunch for the novel, originally published in 2002, is set for 1st July. The publisher said...

  • Fri, 04/06/2010 - 10:08

    After Ted Heath's talk we tucked into some sandwiches in our seedy staff room and he, being in Canterbury, reminisced about his mum, a Broadstairs scullery maid, and his dad, a local carpenter. Ted, of course, took us into the EU, and a loyal band of demonstrators were chanting outside. Heath mused: "If only they'd seen a Nazi rally, they'...

  • Thu, 03/06/2010 - 07:18

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will share his thoughts on the issue of ethics in today’s economy in a new title from Palgrave Macmillan. Crisis and Recovery by Rowan Williams and Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott will be published as a £20 hardback on 30th September.

    The title explores the ongoing global...

  • Thu, 27/05/2010 - 06:31

    Headline has struck an exclusive partnership with package holiday organiser Thomson to take author events to Mediterranean holidaymakers, coinciding with a number of launches this summer and leading into the autumn.

    The Thomson tie-up will run alongside a Hachette-wide promotion with W H Smith's Travel, offering half-price books to...

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