Thu, 02/05/2013 - 15:00
Simon & Schuster Children's Books has partnered with new company Box of Awesome to deliver books to children across the UK.
Box of Awesome is a business which sends out free boxes of items to subscribers, containing books, music, films, trading cards and other collectibles every two months. Subscribers can also sign up to a...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books is strongly represented in the range of titles revealed for the 2013 Bookbuzz programme, designed to help 11-year-olds to read for pleasure.
MCB has four of the 17 titles (see below) on the publisher-supported scheme, which lets schools offer year seven students the chance to choose a book from one of 17...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 07:30
Hungarian-born poet George Szirtes’ In the Land of Giants, illustrated by Helen Szirtes and published by Salt, has won the 2013 Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) Poetry Award.
The annual award, established in 2003, encourages and celebrates outstanding new poetry for children.
In the Land of...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 07:00
David Fickling has achieved two nominations for the Branford Boase Award, a prize given each year for the best debut children's novel.
Books from the Random House Children's Publishing imprint took two places on the seven-strong shortlist, alongside titles from Faber and Macmillan....
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 12:00
David Fickling is to leave Random House, where he is publisher at the David Fickling Books children's imprint, to set up as an independent publisher.
Fickling's new company will take the name David Fickling Books, with Simon Mason joining as the company's managing director. The venture will continue to be based in its...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:30
Children’s publishers’ much-discussed search for middle-grade hits is starting to hot up, with one auction for an 8-12 title currently under way in the aftermath of the London Book Fair. However, YA and new adult deals continued to take centre stage at the fair.
Three UK publishers, including Piccadilly Press, are...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:28
Faber has made a further YA acquisition, with publisher Leah Thaxton buying UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in a trilogy by Canadian début author Kate Boorman.
The Winterkill trilogy, bought at auction on the first night of the Bologna Book Fair through Kate McLennan at Abner Stein Agency on behalf of Lauren...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:30
Hot Key Books has signed Finnish author Salla Simukka's Snow White Trilogy, bringing the sales total up to 15 territories.
Publisher Emily Thomas signed UK rights to the trilogy from Elina Ahlbäck at Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.
Thomas said: "Discovering these fantastically crafted novels by the very...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 15:00
Headline has acquired New Adult trilogy The Games by self-published e-book bestseller Nyrae Dawn, with plans to release the first title this spring.
Associate publisher Sherise Hobbs bought five titles by Dawn, who has also previously self-published Young Adult fiction. Hobbs signed three of the titles through Kate McLennan at Abner...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 07:50
Bloomsbury Children’s is launching an “Illustrators in Residence” programme for this year’s Independent Booksellers’ Week, which runs from 29th June to 6th July.
In conjunction with the Booksellers Association, Bloomsbury has set up the series of events which will see eight of the publisher’s...