Fri, 16/07/2010 - 08:14
Faber has promoted Becky Fincham to head of Faber Academy, replacing Patrick Keogh, who is leaving for a role at The Guardian Group.
Fincham joined the Academy six months ago having previously worked as publicity manager at Faber as well as roles at Headline Review and BCA, and has been fully responsible for many aspects of the...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 15:02
J M Coetzee, Lucy Christopher and Deborah Forster are among the 29 authors to have shortlisted for this year's Prime Minister's Literary Awards in Australia.
Arts Minister Peter Garrett announced the "great Australian titles" - in four categories comprising fiction, non-fiction, and for the first time young adult...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 07:50
Argos and Tesco are still selling Interead's Cool-er device, despite the company being served with a winding up order by the high court in Liverpool a month ago, The Guardian reports.
Meanwhile the entrepreneur...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 11:12
Solaris Books has struck a three-book deal with Australian fantasy writer Rowena Cory Daniells.
Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor, signed the deal with agent John Jarrold for world English rights. The books are due for publication in 2012.
The new series is called The First T'en and follows the fate of a tribe of...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 09:11
The price of e-readers is being slashed across the board, ahead of what is widely expected to be a wave of new generation devices.
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 08:57
Penguin chairman and chief executive John Makinson has been ranked as 76th most important person in the media, in MediaGuardian's annual take on the top 100.
This is the first time Makinson has charted. The paper...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 08:15
An addendum to the Digital Economy Act, whereby internet providers are charged for the amount of pirated material they allow to pass through their networks, is to be put forward at a Westminster conference today, the FT reports.
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 06:27
"The first literary evocation in fiction of Leonardo da Vinci’s life" has been snapped up by Granta in a pre-emptive deal for an undisclosed sum.
Bella Lacey acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Anna Webber at United Agents for publication as a lead fiction title in July 2011.
The publisher described ...
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 15:40
Independent publisher Salt has relaunched its "Just One Book" campaign after a tough first half of the year has left them with "less than one week's cash left", despite its grant from Arts Council England.
The "Just One More Book" campaign officially launched this week, and the company needs to sell...
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 15:01
Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet has signed two thrillers by the former commander of the Special Branch Roger Pearce.
UK & Commonwealth rights acquired for an undisclosed sum by Mark Booth from Sonia Land at Sheil Land Associates.
The publisher said Pearce's experience of running surveillance and undercover...