Fri, 16/11/2012 - 08:45
Nosy Crow is to offer free digital audio readings of its print books through QR codes printed in its paperbacks. The Stories Aloud content will come to the UK in January.
Readers will be able to scan the QR code on the inside of Nosy Crow's forthcoming paperback picture books using a tablet, smartphone or iPod touch, and a reading...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 14:39
Emma Matthewson is joining Hot Key Books as editor-at-large, moving from her role as editorial director at Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Matthewson's starting date at Bonnier-owned Hot Key Books is to be confirmed. She will share responsibility for growing the list of fiction for 9-19 year-olds, which launched in August this...
Thu, 20/09/2012 - 09:09
HarperCollins Children's Books has acquired an illustrated young fiction series, Monster and Chips, by author-illustrator David O'Connell.
Harriet Wilson bought world rights in a deal with Jodie Marsh at United Agents.
The series features eight-year-old Joe who gets a job at a monster diner, learning how to make...
Wed, 12/09/2012 - 08:50
Head of Zeus has acquired a novel from columnist Terence Blacker, set in the world of rats and being compared to Richard Adams' classic Watership Down.
HoZ m.d. Anthony Cheetham bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Twyning from Caroline Sheldon, with Carter Hasegawa acquiring US rights...
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:18
A website to introduce teen readers to new authors has been launched by Random House Childrens Books.
TotallyRandom aims to to connect readers and expand the teen community RHCB has been building for the past three years via Facebook and mailing lists. The site was shaped by...
Tue, 04/09/2012 - 09:15
Razorbill, the teenage imprint of Penguin Children's, has done the first English language publishing deal with self-published author Tammara Webber.
Editorial director Shannon Cullen bought UK and Commonwealth rights in six books, including Webber's hit novel Easy, from Kate McLennan at Abner Stein, on behalf of...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:03
Bloomsbury has begun releasing prequel e-novellas for free through online girls’ magazine Sugarscape as part of the build-up to publication of its YA début Throne of Glass by American writer Sarah J Maas (2nd August, £6.99).
The novellas—The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the...
Fri, 20/07/2012 - 14:18
Representatives from across the industry met yesterday (19th July) to discuss reading for enjoyment and how schools could be supported in adopting reading for pleasure strategies.
The meeting, organised by the National Literacy Trust, the Reading Agency and Booktrust, and backed by Pearson, follows Ofsted’s new requirement for...
Fri, 13/07/2012 - 08:30
Hodder Children's Books has acquired the book rights for design and greetings brand, My Cat Pip, which features a black cat.
Picture book publisher for Hodder Children's Books Emma Layfield negotiated the deal for world publishing rights with Kirsty Guthrie at licensing agent KJG, with four books initially being published in...
Fri, 13/07/2012 - 08:25
Usborne is giving away extracts from its Usborne Spectator Guides to Olympic events through the Guardian. Some 15,000 copies of the guides covering Track and Field, Aquatics, Cycling and Gymnastics will be given away through Waitrose stores on 14th July in a promotion developed by marketing company Mostra.