Tue, 25/05/2010 - 06:03
Thames & Hudson is publishing a personal portrayal of one of the best-known figures in 20th-Century art. The Boy Who Bit Picasso, by Antony Penrose, tells of Penrose's life and his childhood friendship with Pablo Picasso.
Constance Kaine, director and commissioning editor at the illustrated publisher, said: "It'...
Thu, 13/05/2010 - 07:52
Century is bringing out a companion volume to Lindsey Davis' Falco detective series set in ancient Rome to coincide with publication of the 20th book in the series this summer. Falco: The Official Companion (3rd June, h/b, £20) has been compiled in response to requests from fans, the publisher said.
The series has...
Wed, 12/05/2010 - 10:18
Bloomsbury is to bring the Wombles back into print, some 40 years since the first Wombles book by Elisabeth Bereford was published. Bloomsbury will publish all six titles penned by Beresford and hopes to extend the programme into picture books and possibly new Wombles adventures.
The first two titles, The Wombles and The...
Thu, 06/05/2010 - 10:34
Hodder & Stoughton has re-printed The Dukan Diet twice ahead of publication in mid-May after a serial in the Daily Mail saw pre-orders take off.
The book—which explains Dr Pierre Dukan's four-stage protein-based diet plan—has sold more than 1.5 million copies in France but this is the first time it is being...
Tue, 04/05/2010 - 05:03
An appeal against the banning of a book promoted as a sequel to J D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye has been given the go-ahead, reports BBC Online.
In July last year, a judge in Manhattan's federal court blocked the US publication of...
Thu, 29/04/2010 - 08:14
HarperCollins is to offer business advice from the Dragons this summer to coincide with the latest season of BBC Two's "Dragons' Den".
Collins will release three Dragons' Den branded titles on 5th August in paperback, priced £12.99. Start Your Own Business—From Idea to Income will cover the...
Tue, 27/04/2010 - 08:45
With vampire titles top of every child's summer reading list Michael O'Mara is bringing out a parody for both parent and child to chuckle at.
Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: Because the Undead Have Feelings Too by Tim Collins will be published as a £7.99 paperback on 20th May.
Alison Parker, sales director at...
Mon, 26/04/2010 - 13:59
Stoke Newington will host its first ever literary festival in June this year. The festival has been organised by Liz Vater, Jo Adams of Stoke Newington Books and Anne Beech of Pluto Press and will take place at venues in the North London district over the weekend of 4th-6th June.
Most of the speakers are London-based authors and...
Fri, 23/04/2010 - 07:19
Faber is hoping that the current bout of election fever will warm the nation up to some revolutionary writing this summer.
The publisher is launching a new Revolutionary Writing series, which will see eight
revolutionary and political novels being re-published with new jackets.
The novels in the series, which include Paul...
Thu, 22/04/2010 - 14:26
Publicists will be looking for creative ways to get books into the media around the election with press coverage heavily dominated by politics.
Fiona Smith, head of publicity at Octopus, said she had been concerned about fewer opportunities for coverage as the general election date of 6th May approached. She added: "We are looking...