Tue, 07/02/2012 - 09:00
Random House, Canongate and Macmillan Children’s Books are the latest publishers to send staff to work in bookshops as a cross-industry shadowing scheme picks up pace.
The initiative, run jointly by the Publishers Association and the Booksellers Association, allows publishers and booksellers to offer work placements to one...
Tue, 24/01/2012 - 16:00
Canongate is to publish the complete short stories of Lanark author Alasdair Gray, after editorial director Francis Bickmore bought world rights in a deal with Zoe Waldie at RCW and Bill Swainson at Bloomsbury.
Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray will include his entire oeuvre in the short form from 1952 to 2012,...
Wed, 18/01/2012 - 15:24
Canongate has bought the memoir of US singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte.
Senior editor Tif Loehnis bought UK and Commonwealth rights in My Song, recently published by Knopf in New York, from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown on behalf of Esther Newberg at ICM. Canongate will publish in June 2012.
Wed, 18/01/2012 - 09:32
Giving someone something that you love is almost always a satisfying experience. And it is an experience that all of us working in the book industry have had on plenty of occasions when it comes to literature. For sharing your passion for a book with another person who has yet to go on that reading journey is one of the joys that drives our...
Fri, 09/12/2011 - 08:25
HarperCollins and Canongate have backed Faber’s Stephen Page’s calls for a new publishing to emerge, centering on creativity with copyright.
Page said being creative with copyright will transform the nature of the industry, speaking at The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference at London’s Queen Elizabeth...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:07
Social networking site Anobii has signed retail partnerships with 10 UK publishing companies, including the UK's four biggest publishers, meaning the site will sell their e-books from the end of October.
Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Canongate, Bloomsbury, Faber, Pan Macmillan, Harlequin UK and Wiley have signed...
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 07:20
Tif Leohnis has made her first acquisition since joining Canongate, pre-empting UK and Commonwealth rights to two books by PEN/Hemingway award-winner Ben Fountain.
Loehnis bought a novel and a short story collection from Felicity Blunt of Curtis Brown on behalf of ICM’s Heather Schroder. Canongate will publish the novel, ...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 10:51
Canongate has bought a book promising a literary cure for all kinds of ailments of the mind and body.
Editor Jenny Lord, in one of her first buys since joining Canongate from Fig Tree earlier this year, bought world rights to The Novel Cure by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud from Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander....
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 15:26
Canongate has promoted senior editor Francis Bickmore to editorial director. His recent publishing includes the Man Booker-shortlisted Jamrach's Menagerie.
Bickmore joined Canongate in 2000 and his authors include Glen Duncan, James Meek, Nick Cave, Geoff Dyer, Steven Hall, Dan Rhodes and Scarlett Thomas.
Thu, 29/09/2011 - 15:18
Julian Assange's literary agent and PFD m.d. Caroline Michel accused publisher Canongate of going "to war" with her client and "feeding the media myth" over how the Independent reported the publication of Assange's controversial memoir. The email, sent to Canongate founder Jamie Byng, has been revealed on...