Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:42
Headline signed four novels from Norwegian psychiatrist-turned-crime writer Torkil Damhaug. World English-language rights were bought by publishing director Imogen Taylor and editor Flora Rees from David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge & White, on behalf of Kristin Weholt of Cappelen Damm...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:20
This week's London Book Fair saw a return to the hectic fair auctions of pre-recession years, with some literary fiction said to be going for "silly money".
Orion General Division m.d. Lisa Milton called the fair "really buzzy and confident". She said: "Everyone seems to be very positive, which after...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 14:37
A title from Seren/Poetry Wales Press has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize, in the running with Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher and Gavin Francis.
Call mother a lonely field by Liam Carson is shortlisted for the £10,000 prize alongside Zadie Smith's NW (Hamish Hamilton), Hensher's Scenes from...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 09:45
The future of self-publishing, the new agency model and the Penguin Random House merger will be the hottest talking points at the London Book Fair, industry figures predict.
Self-published authors will have a greater voice at LBF than ever before, with agents and authors coming together for the LitFactor Pitch curated by AuthorRight...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:40
Rogers, Coleridge & White has Christos Tsiolkas’ new novel Barracuda, which charts a talented swimmer’s rise and fall (Atlantic in UK, Hogarth in US). Agent Peter Straus will be selling rights to English Mothers, a début novel from Alison Stevens about a brutal child murder. In non-...A M Heath | Agents | Andrew Lownie | Bookseller News Team | Conville & Walsh | Curtis Brown | Darley Anderson | David Higham Associates | Ed Victor Literary Agency | Felicity Bryan Associates | Furniss LAwton | Hanbury agency | London Book Fair | Luigi Bonomi Associates | Lutyens & Rubinstein | Mulcahy Associates | Rights deal | Rogers Coleridge & White | Sheil Land Associates | WME London
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:10
A flurry of publishing activity has been prompted by the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher yesterday (8th), with two biographies being rushed out this month, plus multiple reprints of existing works.
Toby Bourne, group buying and marketing director at Bertrams wholesaler, said there had "of course been a...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 16:50
W H Smith has defended its record on book marketing promotions, after being accused by Biteback Publishing’s Iain Dale of being “very willing to take publishers’ money and sell no books in return”.
Dale made his...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 09:20
Eight independent bookshops have been shortlisted for The Bookseller Industry Awards Independent Bookseller of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners, after being named regional winners this week.
The award, which comes with a £5,000 cash prize, will be announced at...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:28
Basic book contracts should grant a fixed-term licence in a book rather than rights for the length of copyright, agent Peter Straus has said.
But publishers have argued that such a change would hit advances and damage their ability to invest in titles.
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:30
Macmillan US has settled the consumer class action case over alleged e-book price-fixing, having also become the final publisher to settle with the US Department of Justice on Friday [8th February].
The class action case, led by law firm Hagens Berman,...