Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:22
Children’s publisher Chicken House is planning to develop its media arm, Chicken House Entertainment, by recruiting script editors, as three of its titles get closer to a silver screen adaptation.
Publisher and managing director Barry Cunningham said the Scholastic-owned company would in the future look to develop scripts and...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:12
Children's publisher Chicken House and the Times are on the way to choosing the title that will secure a worldwide publishing deal in their annual competition, with the selection narrowed down to a shortlist.
The shortlist is made up of five titles, with a mixture of fantasy, contemporary and futuristic novels....
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 10:39
The recession has lasted decades. There is mass unemployment and mass poverty. You are a teenager with no future ahead of you and someone offers you a drug that will give you the biggest and best high of your life, making you feel more alive than you ever have . . . and then kills you a week later—so, do you take a hit of Death?...
Fri, 09/11/2012 - 10:10
Chicken House has acquired a young adult title by 15-year-old Jade Ngengi. Publisher Barry Cunningham bought world rights in Mirage, the first in a possible trilogy, from Kirsty McLachlan at David Godwin Associates.
The story, set in the Middle East, follows 16-year-old Ara who is a djinn—a powerful being with the...
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 10:36
If anyone in publishing is entitled to describe a children’s début as the “next Harry Potter” then it is Chicken House m.d. Barry Cunningham, the man responsible—as J K Rowling herself described—for bringing Harry Potter out from “his cupboard under the stairs”.
After lengthy stints at...
Mon, 06/02/2012 - 08:05
Bounce Sales & Marketing is expanding its sales team to offer special services to larger publishers and companies handling their own key accounts. The new service, called Bounce Extra, will be a national sales team covering independents, museums, toyshops and other non-traditional accounts.
Last week, Scholastic announced that it...
Fri, 27/01/2012 - 08:00
Scholastic has entered into a partnership with Bounce! Sales and Marketing, though the publisher's own UK key accounts, and marketing and communications teams will continue unchanged.
Bounce! Sales and Marketing will represent all Scholastic and Chicken House books to independent and specialist accounts.
Tue, 14/10/2008 - 09:20
Children's publisher Chicken House is to join with German publisher Carlsen in a joint venture, Chicken House Deutschland, to publish and market its titles in Germany. Chicken House already has a similar joint venture agreement with Scholastic in the US. Carlsen approached Chicken House to secure the deal, which was announced at the opening...
Mon, 23/06/2008 - 14:00
Chicken House is launching a second competition for children’s writers in The Times on 12th July. Last year’s inaugural competition attracted 2,000 entries and the winning title, Reavers’ Ransom by Emily Diamand, will be launched at the Cheltenham Festival on 11th October.
Entries for this year's...
Fri, 02/05/2008 - 10:24
Chicken House has bought world rights in Rebecca Promitzer’s début children’s novel Bea Klednik and the Raintown Convicts from Sophie Gorell Barnes and Meg Davis of MBA Literary Agents.
The story takes place in perennially rainy town Elbow, where some of the children already have webbed feet. A gang of...