Mon, 09/01/2012 - 08:15
Gibson Square Books will be increasingly "dipping its toe" into fiction, following on from the success of its publication of Love in a Warm Climate by Helena Frith Powell and Sam Taylor's East of Islington in 2011.
The independent publisher, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, will release ...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 08:10
Orbit has acquired a standalone novel by Michael Cobley, author of the space opera trilogy Humanity's Fire.
Editorial director Anne Clarke bought world English rights from John Parker at the Zeno Agency for the new novel, set in the Humanity's Fire universe. The book, Warcage, is described as a "high-action...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 08:00
Piccadilly Press has acquired a new title in the Alien Schoolboy series by author Ros Asquith.
Piccadilly Press m.d. Brenda Gardner bought world rights in An Alien Schoolboy's Guide to Earth from Jodie Marsh at United Agents, with plans to publish in autumn 2012.
In the book, which follows on from...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 07:55
Constable & Robinson has appointed a third party client director, as client publisher sales and distribution becomes an "increasingly important part" of C&R's business.
Richard Dodman, previously sales and new business director of F&W Media International, occupies the new role.
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 11:21
Random House Children's Books and Andersen Press are making some changes to their editorial teams, with RHCB commissioning editor Ruth Knowles joining Andersen Press on a year's secondment.
Knowles will step into an acting editorial director for fiction role from Monday, 9th January, covering for Charlie Sheppard's...
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 08:08
US bookseller Barnes & Noble has said that it is considering separating its Nook business from its traditional book retailing operations in order to "unlock value" from that business not represented in its share price. It has also confirmed the news, first reported in The Bookseller in November, that it is looking to...
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 07:50
Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and entertainment division, with Richard Haines moving from HarperCollins to take up the post.
Haines joined Penguin this month, and reports to publishing director Eric Huang, taking responsibility for finding up-and-coming media brands to grow...
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 07:00
Bloomsbury has announced details of its next book by Agent Zigzag author Ben Macintyre, with the title, Double Cross—The True Story of the D-Day Spies, to be published on 29th March.
The book will tell the story of spies who aided the success of the D-Day landings during the Second World War, including never-...
Thu, 05/01/2012 - 16:24
Strong e-book sales over the festive period compensated for the decline in physical sales, publishers are reporting, as printed book sales fell by more than £100m in 2011.
The value of printed book sales through Nielsen BookScan's TCM in the 52 weeks to 31st December 2011 was down 6.3%, or £106m, year on year to...
Thu, 05/01/2012 - 11:00
Quercus has acquired two novels by women's fiction author Linda Green, with the author moving from Headline, which published her previous four novels.
Paperback publisher Joanne Dickinson acquired world English language rights, excluding US and Philippines, in the two as-yet-untitled novels through Anthony Goff, managing director...