Tue, 17/07/2012 - 11:33
Bloomsbury has appointed Derek Stordahl to the newly created role of head of sales, Americas.
Stordahl will be joining the company on 6th August and will be based in the New York offices, where he will become part of the senior management team.
He will be responsible for all sales across Bloomsbury's divisions in the US,...
Tue, 17/07/2012 - 11:26
Picador has acquired two books from film and cultural critic, Mark Kermode, with the author moving from Century.
Publisher Paul Baggaley bought UK and Commonwealth rights for two books from Hedda Archbold at Hidden Flack.
The first book, Hatchet Job, will be published in autumn 2013, with the author describing...
Tue, 17/07/2012 - 07:00
Orion Children's Books has acquired a new series for young readers by author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, a descendant of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
Commissioning editor Jenny Glencross bought world rights in her first acquisition in her new role with Mark Mills at Plum Pudding Illustration, in the Mariella Mystery...
Tue, 17/07/2012 - 06:30
The erotica trend sparked by the Fifty Shades trilogy continues, as e-book publisher, Total-E-Bound, is to publish a collection of erotic retellings of classic novels, following in the footsteps of Pan Macmillan's acquisition of Jane Eyre Laid Bare.
The Clandestine Classics, which will keep the original prose of the...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 12:21
Costa has launched a new award for a single, previously unpublished short story, with the winner to receive £3,500.
The Costa Short Story Award will run in association with the Costa Book Awards but will be judged independently of the main five-category system, with a separate judging panel to select a shortlist of six entries,...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:12
Bloomsbury has appointed Kathleen Farrar to the role of Bloomsbury Group sales and marketing director, with effect from 1st January 2013.
In a message to staff, executive director Richard Charkin said Farrar will have direct responsibility for all sales and marketing teams in the UK and USA, and will oversee the group's print and...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:01
Children's fiction series creators Working Partners and Beast Quest have been sold to two companies founded by Jeremy Banks and Tim Ricketts, the management team who built IP management specialists Coolabi, backed by Edge Performance VCT.
Working Partners and Beast Quest have created series including Animal Ark, Heartland,...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 08:00
A new Norwich-based publishing house, Galley Beggar Press, aims to publish titles with potential that bigger publishers have shied away from taking a risk on, and plans to bring cult US novels back into print.
Henry Layte, owner of The Book Hive bookshop in Norwich, has founded Galley Beggar Press together with Guardian...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 07:55
Rajdeep Mukherjee has been appointed to the new position of senior vice-president, head of Pan Macmillan India, moving from his sales and marketing director role at the Harvard Business School Publishing.
Until three years ago, Mukherjee was Pan Macmillan's sales and marketing manager for the Indian sub-continent, a post he held...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 07:40
A publisher with 20 years' experience in the art publishing and visual arts world has set up his own "small but ambitious" publishing house.
Andrew Brown, who previously worked at Marshall Cavendish and Thames & Hudson, has set up Art / Books, with five titles lined up for 2012.
The first, Pushwagner...