Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:57
The Times Literary Supplement will be the media partner for the The Literary Consultancy’s 2013 Writing in a Digital Age Conference.
Held at the Free Word Centre on 7th and 8th of June, the conference for writers will feature a keynote address from author Audrey Niffenegger, and include involvement from publishers such...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:50
Random House is launching a debut author with a new free-to-play online narrative game, Black Crown. The project, which is not attached to a full-length book as yet, has a gas mask logo, and describes itself as "an infectious new kind of narrative experience".
The publisher has worked with Failbetter Games and the project...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 14:57
Twitter is being used as a "commissioning channel", Random House digital publisher Dan Franklin has revealed.
Franklin said the "vast majority" of the short-form non-fiction works he has signed for Random House for series such as Brain Shots have been commissioned as a result of the social media channel.
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 08:05
Random House is releasing a choodessny veshch [“wonderful thing”] to mark the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Anthony Burgess’ cult classic A Clockwork Orange—famous for the slang used by its characters as well as its violent content.
The A Clockwork Orange app for iPad, priced £9....
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 08:01
Salman Rushdie's publicity schedule for his new memoir will be unaffected by the increase in the bounty placed on his head, his publisher has said.
Vintage publisher Dan Franklin said the move by Hassan Sanei of the Iranian state-run institute 15 Khordad to increase the bounty on the author's head by a further $500,000 to $3....
Thu, 12/04/2012 - 09:19
Novelist William Boyd is to write the next James Bond book, with 007 set to return to a 1960s setting. The publisher will be Jonathan Cape.
The novel is yet to be titled, but will be published in autumn 2013 by Cape in the UK and Commonwealth and simultaneously by HarperCollins Publishers in the USA and Canada. Both acquired...
Mon, 23/01/2012 - 07:50
Jonathan Cape has acquired a steampunk novel by journalist Matt Suddain, describing it as being full of "sheer storytelling brilliance".
Publisher Dan Franklin bought world rights to Theatre of the Gods in a two-book deal, against "stiff competition", from Andrew Mills at Michelle Kass Associates. Cape...
Wed, 14/12/2011 - 08:49
Random House is extending its digital team, and has promoted Dan Franklin, current digital editor [pictured] to the role of digital publisher, while multi-media editor Jon Salt steps into the role of head of digital product development.
The publisher is also recruiting for the new role of head of digital marketing to build...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 10:09
Random House is reprinting 75,000 copies of Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending this morning, following its victory at the Man Booker prize last night, with Random House c.e.o. Gail Rebuck heralding the win as "the most joyous of occasions".
It was also announced last night that the Man Group has signed a 10...
Fri, 19/08/2011 - 14:41
Academic publishers, having to appeal to digital natives who are used to consuming quick, accessible information on the internet, have been granulising their content digitally for a while now—be it chapters of different authors' works bought together under set themes, or digital platforms making the reading and buying of journals...