Wed, 15/08/2012 - 08:05
Children's book show "Bookaboo" is returning for a third series this autumn, as well as a Christmas special.
The third series will be a co-production between "Bookaboo" creator Lucy Goodman's Happy Films and Canada's Cite Amerique. The show will air for 28 episodes in spring 2013 on CITV in the UK and...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 15:10
Orchard Books has appointed Kate Burns to the role of publisher for picture books, gift and novelties.
Burns moves from her position of picture book publisher for Nosy Crow, and will begin at Orchard Books in September 2012. She will report to publishing director Megan Larkin.
The appointment marks a return to Orchard for...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 09:00
Transworld has acquired a book which promises to lift the lid on doping in the world of professional cycling, The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs.
The book, written by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton with author Daniel Coyle, was acquired by...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 14:35
Transworld Ireland has launched a new imprint, Doubleday Ireland, aiming to "discover Ireland's newest generation of talented literary author".
The imprint will publish its titles both in Ireland and overseas, with territories changing on a book-by-book basis. The first novel to be published by the imprint will be Donal...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 08:00
Yale University Press is releasing the never-before-published diaries of the Welsh actor and film star, Richard Burton, who was twice married to Elizabeth Taylor.
The legendary star's diaries cover the years 1939 to 1983, and the volume will be released as a £25 hardback on 31st October.
The book is edited by Chris...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 07:55
Union Books has acquired a book about Jumbo, the Victorian's favourite elephant and the inspiration behind Walt Disney's "Dumbo".
Editorial director Rosalind Porter bought world English language rights from Victoria Hobbs at A M Heath in the title, written by critic John Sutherland. Union Books plans to publish in...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 11:31
Head of Zeus has acquired eight novels in the Donovan Creed series by Kindle millionaire John Locke.
Fiction editorial director Laura Palmer bought UK and Commonwealth rights through Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Lauren Abramo at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Locke initially self-published the...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:20
Random House UK has become the latest publisher to bolster its capabilities in developing intellectual property across multiple platforms, appointing its first head of licensing and developing a new business unit.
Random House Enterprises will be dedicated to using the publisher’s current IP...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:16
Oxford University Press children’s books is entering the digital picture book market as the availability of new devices opens up the market.
The publisher is releasing 15 colour titles in ePub and fixed layout in September, including Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, I Don’t Want to be a Pea...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:12
Hodder’s crime and thriller imprint Mulholland Books is bringing the Saint books by Leslie Charteris [pictured] back into print, and making them available as e-books for the first time in the UK.
Mulholland Books editor Ruth Tross acquired British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the 35 titles from Jane Gelfman...