Tue, 17/06/2008 - 12:53
Transworld has said it has no plans to make any changes to its publishing for Raj Persaud, after the psychiatrist and broadcaster this week admitted to the General Medical Council to plagiarising work from other academics.
Bantam publishes From the Edge of the Couch, a 2003 title in which Persaud used material from four articles...
Tue, 17/06/2008 - 07:20
Political writer and author Neil Glass (a.k.a. David Craig) is standing against Tory MP David Davis in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election, citing the work on his recent book, Squandered, as one of the reasons for running.
Squandered, which was published by Constable earlier this year, explores "how Gordon Brown...
Tue, 17/06/2008 - 05:00
Hg2, publisher of Hedonist’s Guides, is planning to shake up the restaurant guidebook sector with two new autumn releases. A Hedonist’s Guide to . . . Eat London and Eat New York (both £9.99) will be based on Hg2’s surveys of 150 chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers and other food industry experts. The...
Mon, 16/06/2008 - 12:08
Authors, librarians and independent publishers were among those receiving gongs in the Queen's Birthday Honours over the weekend.
The roll-call included a DBE for Margaret Drabble for services to literature, 28 years after she was awarded a CBE. A DBE also goes to writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell, while prolific novelist and...
Fri, 13/06/2008 - 06:00
Photographic publisher and archivist the Francis Frith Collection is to move to digital print on demand (p.o.d.) for all its books by the end of the year.
The firm, which has 800 local history titles on its list, plans to begin selling all its titles in p.o.d. format by the beginning of 2009 in response to the “changes in the book...
Thu, 12/06/2008 - 15:00
Canadian-born Dr Linda Papadopoulos occupies a unique position in the public consciousness, being both a regular on daytime TV sofas (“This Morning”, “Richard & Judy” and “GMTV”) and a respected academic who also finds time to practise as a counselling psychologist. With such a profile comes contact from...
Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:39
James Patterson is extending his brand into graphic novels, with Daniel X: Alien Hunter due from Century in October. Patterson, who already authors crime and romance titles, and the Maximum Ride series for children, is writing the graphic novel in collaboration with artist Leopoldo Gout from New York production company Curious Pictures...
Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:38
Bestselling author Paulo Coelho has teamed up with MySpace to create his first feature film, "The Experimental Witch". Using MySpace's "mash-up" video concept, Coelho will transform his latest book, The Witch of Portobello, into a feature film using original videos and music created and submitted by MySpace...
Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:38
Julia Wisdom at HarperCollins has bought British Commonwealth rights in a period crime trilogy from journalist and reviewer Mark Sanderson, who writes the Sunday Telegraph’s Literary Life column.
The deal was done through Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown, who said that HC “snapped up” the books on the basis of a...
Wed, 11/06/2008 - 07:35
The former Scottish editor of Penguin books, Judy Moir, is to open her own literary agency in Scotland, reports the Herald.
Moir left Penguin in January when the London-based publisher closed its office in Scotland, and has now former her own literary agency based in Edinburgh. She will focus on finding and developing Scottish...