Fri, 10/05/2013 - 13:34
W H Smith's promotion of the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award longlist has launched in stores today, with titles including The Affair by Lee Child, Simon Kernick's Siege and Mark Billingham's Rush of Blood making the selection.
WHS' promotion of the longlist will run...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 12:27
Short Books has acquired a thriller written by Justin Huggler, former foreign correspondent for The Independent, and set in Baghdad over the year after the 2003 US-led invasion.
Aurea Carpenter bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in Burden of the Desert by Huggler at auction from Kerry Glencorse of Susanna Lea...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:25
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new children’s title by Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
The title, Brilliant, is set in Doyle’s native Dublin, and the publisher described it as “a short, allegorical ‘quest’ novel”, with elements of magic realism.
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 09:08
A range of exclusive Beatles content is being used in a "nine-month pre-publication awareness campaign" for Tune In, the first volume in Mark Lewisohn’s three-volume Beatles biography, The Beatles: All These Years.
Tune In, covering the lives of the Liverpool band from its beginning through...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 08:59
Random House imprint Yellow Jersey Press will be running a Yellow Jersey Press Cycling Festival in partnership with Foyles.
The free event will be held at Foyles' Royal Festival Hall Southbank shop in London on Saturday 18th May, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Events will include a cycling tour of the Southbank with author Ned...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 09:30
Harlequin parent company Torstar has announced restructuring in its book publishing and general media divisions, with approximately 105 positions to be made redundant across the business, reflecting "ongoing efforts to reduce costs".
The news came as sales at Harlequin, the company's book publishing arm,...
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 10:57
Palgrave Macmillan chairman Dominic Knight has been appointed vice-president and treasurer of the Publishers Association, at the trade body's annual general meeting today (8th May).
His election means two leading figures from academic publishing will be heading the PA's board during 2013-2014, as Nick Fowler, managing...
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 08:00
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired world rights in a book by stroke survivor Jodi Ann Bickley.
Non-fiction publisher Liz Gough bought rights in the title, One Million Lovely Letters, directly from the author, with plans to publish in spring next year.
Bickley was 22 when she suffered from a brain infection which...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:24
More than half of the pupils taking part in the National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars scheme in 2012 made six months' progress in reading while taking part in the programme, a report from the NLT...
Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:16
Debut crime novel Cold Killing, published by HarperCollins, has been optioned through Simon Trewin at WME to production company Carnival Film and Television, the makers of "Downton Abbey", as the basis of a multi-part TV drama.
Written by ex-Met detective Luke Delaney, he book is the first in a trilogy featuring...