Wed, 18/01/2012 - 07:45
Orion YA imprint Indigo has acquired a debut novel about "lost memories, lost times and lost lives" by Irish academic Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.
Managing director and publisher Fiona Kennedy bought world rights in a two-book deal from Jo Unwin at Conville & Walsh, with the debut, Back to Blackbrick, to be published...
Wed, 18/01/2012 - 07:36
Mulholland Books has acquired two more thrillers in the Rachel Knight series by O J Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark.
Editor Ruth Tross bought British Commonwealth and European rights from Nancy Wiese at Little, Brown on behalf of Dan Conaway at Writers House. Mulholland plans to publish the first book in the deal, the third book in...
Tue, 17/01/2012 - 15:45
World Book Night is continuing its international spread, with Germany now set to join the UK and US in staging a one million book giveaway on 23rd April 2012.
The German World Book Night will be carried out in association with the Friends of Reading campaign, which is launching in Germany as part of the German World Book Day....
Tue, 17/01/2012 - 10:02
Pan Macmillan has launched a new website at www.panmacmillan.com with the infrastructure to support the building of a “growing range” of direct-to-consumer platforms.
The site, intended as a “hub” for consumers, trade and the media, will work to “support Pan...
Tue, 17/01/2012 - 08:00
Faber has acquired a non-fiction title by former Pan Macmillan editorial director Will Atkins called Moor Land: The Landscape that Makes Britain.
Editorial director Lee Brackstone bought world rights in the title through Kirsty Mclachlan at David Godwin Associates, with plans to publish in 2014.
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:30
Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing "renewed vigour"—though not necessarily delivering increased sales—during its first Christmas under new management. Sales at W H Smith and Tesco were reportedly up "significantly" year on year, while e-book sales...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:25
Waterstones has launched a "book club" promotion, with the strapline: "Books you will love or your money back".
Twelve titles are being featured, all bar one fiction, with one chosen each week as the "book of the week". Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (Bloomsbury) is currently in the...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:15
Bloomsbury has said it had a "strong" final three months of 2011, with e-book sales growing by 38% year on year in the quarter from 1st September to 31st December 2011.
In an interim management statement, chief executive Nigel Newton said he was "delighted" with the group's performance over the period, an...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 08:00
Classics publishers are refreshing their editions of modernist authors James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, including novels such as Ulysses and Mrs Dalloway, as both authors' work comes out of its revived copyright provision this year.
Classics publishers stressed the need to continue to reinvent the presentation of...
Mon, 16/01/2012 - 07:55
HarperCollins has created the role of chief marketing officer, appointing Barnaby Dawe, current marketing communications director at HC parent company News International, to the role.
Dawe will take up the position in March 2012 and will report directly into chief executive officer Victoria Barnsley. He will also become part of the...