Fri, 13/01/2012 - 07:55
The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2012, for female publishers, is launched today (13th January), with prize administrators Booktrust calling for entrants.
The £1,000 prize is given in honour of Kim Scott Walwyn, Oxford University Press publishing director, who died in 2002, and any woman who has worked in publishing in the UK for up...
Fri, 13/01/2012 - 07:50
Hodder & Stoughton has appointed a new UK sales director, with Clive Kintoff taking up the role on 20th February.
Kintoff was previously UK sales director and associate publisher at HarperCollins, and before that worked as key accounts manager at Transworld and key account director at the BBC. Hodder's UK sales and special...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 14:08
Audiobook publisher Naxos will join the fray surrounding the Charles Dickens bicentenary as it completes a five-year programme of Dickens recordings.
In the first five months of 2012, Naxos will release five unabridged recordings of Dickens’ novels—Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, The Old Curiosity...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 12:55
Hachette Books Ireland has acquired the autobiography of footballer Roy Keane's dog, Triggs, covering Keane's banishment from the Ireland World Cup squad in 2002 and his run-ins with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
Hachette Books Ireland acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in the title, Triggs: The Autobiography...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 08:30
Independent publisher Saqi Books is to launch a new non-fiction imprint, with plans to publish between four and eight trade books a year.
The Westbourne Press will publish books concerning current affairs, sexual politics, memoir and history. Titles confirmed for 2012 include Eric Berkowitz' Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand...
Wed, 11/01/2012 - 13:59
Simon & Schuster has appointed Claire Hey as senior commissioning editor for fiction, reporting to S&S head of fiction Maxine Hitchcock.
Hey begins the role with immediate effect, and will drive the publishing of authors including Monique Roffey and Edward Hogan, as well as having a particular focus on historical fiction,...
Wed, 11/01/2012 - 09:20
Random House Canada has become the sole owner of trade publishing house McClelland & Stewart, acquiring the 75% of the business it did not already own from the University of Toronto.
RHC will maintain the publishing programme of M&S, including the McClelland & Stewart imprint and the New Canadian Library, Emblem Editions,...
Wed, 11/01/2012 - 08:00
Vintage Publishing is to include reader-generated content in next month's paperback edition of The Afterparty by Leo Benedictus, as well as additional material and "deleted scenes".
The trade paperback publication of the novel, in March 2011, was accompanied by a digital campaign which encouraged readers to...
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 07:10
TV presenter Stephen Fry is to judge an international competition, launched by literature and technology site The Literary Platform, to animate an audio recording of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams.
The recording, made in 1993 for his US publisher of the time, Bob Stein of Voyager...
Tue, 10/01/2012 - 07:00
Virgin Books has bought a title about unlikely online powerhouses, entitled Geek Gods: Fear, Influence and the Rise of the Nobody in the Digital Age, signing a pre-empt deal.
Publishing director Ed Faulkner bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein in the title, on behalf of Levine Greenberg in New...