Fri, 19/04/2013 - 13:56
Constable & Robinson has acquired two new novels from crime writer Brian McGilloway, with the author moving from Pan Macmillan, where he was published by Macmillan New Writing, for the new titles.
Publisher James Gurbutt bought two novels featuring series character DS Lucy Black from Jennifer Hewson at Rogers, Coleridge and White...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:41
Aurum Press has commissioned two new non-fiction titles by social historian Sinclair McKay, with both focusing on key moments in the Second World War.
Aurum Press publisher Graham Coster commissioned both The Lost World of Bletchley Park: An Illustrated HIstory of the World War II Codebreaking Centre, and The Moment of...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:37
Random House will be publishing the biography of Robert Ripley, the man who wrote the original "Believe It or Not" newspaper columns that sparked the world of Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Ripley Publishing renewed its UK publishing license with Random House, and A Curious Man, the biography, is the latest title in its...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:00
Simon & Schuster Children's Books has acquired two teen novels from debut author, Rupert Wallis.
Publisher Ingrid Selberg bought UK and Commonwealth rights in two books from Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency.
The first title, The Dark Inside, is described as "a...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:19
Penguin has reached an agreement with the EU to settle its antitrust investigation over agency pricing, in order to "clear the decks" ahead of the company's proposed merger with Random House.
According to the EU’s Official Journal, Penguin will not “restrict, limit or impede” e-book retailers’...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:18
Waterstones has bagged Dan Brown's only UK event for Inferno, his first ever event in London.
"An Evening with Dan Brown" will take place at Freemason's Hall in London, with a capacity of 1,500 people, on Tuesday 21st May. Tickets will be priced £25 (including a copy of the book) and are...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:12
Carlton Publishing has reported a sales increase of £1.45m to £17.2m in 2012, with pretax profit hitting £1.77m, up £334,000 on 2011.
Commercial director Jim Greenhough attributed the results, for the 12 months to 31st December 2012, partly to the success of the publisher's London 2012 publishing programme...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:10
"Trainspotting" actor Pauline Lynch has won the 2013 Sceptre Prize for emerging writers, with the £1,500 award presented at the Aye Write! literary festival yesterday evening [18th April]. Lynch won the prize for an extract from her novel The Keeper of Secrets; the other shortlisted novels were The Brockenspectre by Caroline...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 11:10
Puffin title But Excuse Me That is My Book by Lauren Child, and Tom's Mad Mop by Celia Warren and Bill Ledger (Pearson UK) have been selected as this year's free Booktime books.
One and a half million free books are gifted through the scheme operated by charity Booktrust in partnership with Pearson, with 730,...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:45
Author Raja Shehadeh is in the running to win the Orwell Prize for a second time, with Random House the most nominated publisher on the shortlist for the £3,000 prize.
Raja Shehadeh's Occupation Diaries (Profile Books), about daily life in Palestine, is among the titles on the seven-strong shortlist, with...