Tue, 29/01/2013 - 11:29
The overriding theme among authors last year, of course, was erotica going mainstream thanks to E L James. By this, our third feature reviewing the market in 2012, you may be experiencing a bit of James fatigue—perhaps feeling like Anastasia Steele after a particularly long session in the Red Room of Pain.
Yet James’ 2012...
Thu, 20/09/2012 - 09:31
Comedian David Walliams has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the third time in five years.
His Gangsta Granny (HarperCollins Children's Books) is in the running for the Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen, alongside Frank Cottrell Boyce's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:...
Thu, 30/08/2012 - 08:10
HarperCollins is launching David Walliams’ new children’s book with its own "premiere".
Ratburger—the story of a little girl, Zoe, whose pet rat is under threat—is set for release on 19th September. A live event will be held on 13th September at Cadogan Hall, London, where Walliams will be in...
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:37
Last year was a bad year for celebs: there was Russell and Katy’s divorce, Charlie Sheen’s public meltdown and another jail sentence for Lindsay Lohan. Or, looking at it another way, a good year for those of us who monitor these things on the Daily Mail’s wall of shame. For the celebrities and the book trade, 2011...
Thu, 31/05/2012 - 09:35
HarperCollins Children's Books has signed a multi-book deal with comedian and author David Walliams to include further fiction titles and a new expansion into colour books.
Publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh secured world rights for the "dynamic" deal, set to extend to 2016, with Paul Stevens at Independent Talent Group...
Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:25
Amazon UK's week of Black Friday Deals is underway, so far offering over 60% discounts on book collections.
The internet retailer began the Black Friday promotion on Monday, where discounted products are offered to customers for a limited time at a limited quantity. Running until Friday, the company will offer over 500 deals...
Fri, 03/06/2011 - 08:55
Penguin has signed one of its big non-fiction titles for Christmas 2012, winning a hotly contested auction for a memoir by "Little Britain" star David Walliams.
Katy Follain, Michael Joseph non-fiction publisher, and Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph, beat around six publishers to win world rights to the as-...
Mon, 23/05/2011 - 12:23
HarperCollins Children's Books has extended its deal with comedian David Walliams to 2014, buying world rights to three additional books.
Publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh signed the deal with Paul Stevens at Independent Talent Group.
The first book as part of the new deal will be published in 2012, with details yet to be...
Fri, 13/05/2011 - 08:30
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and "Little Britain" star David Walliams are the latest figures to have memoirs put in front of publishers, as the trade shows no sign of losing its appetite for celebrity autobiographies.
Ed Victor is handling world English-language rights for the Townshend memoir, and is confident of...
Thu, 22/07/2010 - 08:10
David Walliams was among the winners of the inaugural People's Book Prize, which took place at London's Stationers Hall yesterday (21st July).
The People’s Book Prize launched last summer and was voted for exclusively by the public. Titles in three genres – fiction, non-fiction and children's literature –...