• Thu, 17/12/2009 - 08:15

    Publishers, agents and translators have come up with their "one that got away", with the likes of Jamie Byng, Lee Brackstone and Roland Philipps "quietly mourning a volume that unnaccountably never made the 'best of' or bestseller lists" for the Guardian.

    Canongate publisher and m.d. Byng selected...

  • Fri, 27/11/2009 - 06:36

    Oxford University Press is publishing a "book of books" at the start of next year, which has taken an editorial team of 30 seven years to produce.  Advance copies of The Oxford Companion to the Book are due to be sent out "shortly", in advance of the 28th January 2010 publication date.

    OUP described it...

  • Fri, 27/11/2009 - 06:35

    Palgrave Macmillan will be sitting on the therapists' couch next spring with a graphic novel début by Philippa Perry, the wife of Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry.

    Perry has written Couch Fiction: A Graphic tale of Psychotherapy with her Japanese housekeeper, Junko, who provided all of the artwork. A fan of...

  • Thu, 26/11/2009 - 07:33

    Pan Macmillan is spending a "six-figure sum" on the launch of "one of the biggest fiction campaigns" of the year with 
the publication of Peter James' new paperback.

    The publisher will be launching what they believe is the "first series e-book app on the iPhone".

    Rebecca Ikin, marketing...

  • Thu, 19/11/2009 - 11:48

    Corvus will attempt to "reinvigorate" the Western genre next year with the launch of a new series by Robert B Parker. Publishing director Nicholas Cheetham said: "There is something incredibly evocative about the West. I think if the Western genre didn’t exist today you would probably describe it as historical crime. The...

  • Thu, 19/11/2009 - 07:15

    An elegy to a lost age of the postal service is Short Books’ big hope for a topical Christmas stocking-filler, with a high-profile publicity campaign set to speed the book on its way.

    Dear Granny Smith: A Letter from Your Postman, published under the punning pseudonym
    of Roy Mayall, is written by a serving postman....

  • Wed, 04/11/2009 - 08:02

    Effective event promotion by festival organisers and a set rate for attendance are among the key requests by authors following a downturn in attendance and book sales at some of this year's literary festival events, reported by The Bookseller last week.

    Author and reviewer Amanda Craig said the proliferation of regional...

  • Mon, 02/11/2009 - 12:32

    Ravi Mirchandani at Atlantic has bought British and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and the Indian subcontinent) in the new novel from Man Booker winner Aravind Adiga. Mirchandani, who was also the publisher for Adiga's debut The White Tiger, bought the book from agent David Godwin at
    DGA for an undisclosed sum.

    ...

  • Thu, 29/10/2009 - 05:23

    Ian Allan Publishing is branching out with publication next week of the ultimate guide for future "X Factor" hopefuls written by former "Pop Idol" judge Pete Waterman.

    The Fame Factor by music mogul Waterman will share the secrets on becoming famous with a step-by-step guide containing 10 crucial elements,...

  • Tue, 20/10/2009 - 12:06

    Dan Brown has notched up his fifth successive week on top of the UK's Official Top 50. The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press) sold 35,261 copies in the week to 17th October, pushing the book's total to more than 890,000 in just 33 days on sale.

    In second place, and gaining ground on Brown fast, is Guinness World Records...

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