Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:00
Hachette Book Group's e-book sales declined as a proportion of its overall business in the first half of 2014, and the impact of the Amazon/Hachette Book Group dispute may have contributed, Dominique D'Hinnin, co-managing partner of Lagardere SCA, has said.
In the US, net sales of e-books were down to 29% of trade net sales as...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:42
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) is to be made into a film after Warner Bros bought the movie rights.
The Pulitzer-prize winning novel will be turned into a movie director by Brett Ratner, who also directed "Rush Hour" and "Red Dragon", and the co-producers will be Brad Simpson and Nina...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:46
A novel from crowd-funded publisher Unbound and three Hodder and three Vintage authors are on the 13-strong Man Booker Prize longlist. But Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch (Little, Brown), widely tipped for inclusion, is absent.
In the first Man Booker longlist issued...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:00
Authors United, the group of writers who signed a letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette, has said it is “developing a long-term strategy”.
The authors include well-known names such as Paul Auster, David Baldacci, Tracy Chevalier, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Mark Haddon, Sophie Hannah, Stephen King,...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:40
Donna Tartt has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch (Little, Brown).
Judges said the book “stimulates the mind and touches the heart” when the prize was awarded in the US last night (14th April).
Tartt has been awarded $10,000 for winning in the category, which honours...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:30
Debut novelists Eimear McBride, Audrey Magee and Hannah Kent join Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri on the shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Announcing the list this evening (7th April) at the Serpentine Sackler gallery in central London, chair of judges Helen Fraser said each of this year...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 09:20
Hachette UK’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were down slightly in 2013, because of “continuing difficulties internationally and the unfavourable comparison effect with 2012”.
But c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson said 2013 was an “outstanding year” for Hachette UK and that 2014 was “off to a...
Mon, 10/03/2014 - 11:09
Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (Little, Brown) is to be adapted for the screen by the production company behind the film adaptations of The Hunger Games.
Nina Jacobson’s Color Force is searching for a filmmaker to adapt the novel,...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:10
Six debut novelists will compete against writers at the “top of their form” on the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction [full longlist below].
Former Women’s Prize winners Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun, 2007) and Suzanne Berne (A Crime in the...
Mon, 06/01/2014 - 14:30
Nook is selling 100 of 2013's most popular books for only 99p for a new promotion.
Bestselling titles including Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winner The Luminaries (Granta...