Wed, 15/05/2013 - 11:15
Book from Random House and Faber have won the £25,000 Wolfson History Prizes.
Susan Brigden’s biography of a Tudor poet, Thomas Wyatt: The Heart’s Forest (Faber) took one award, while the second went to Christopher Duggan’s Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini’s Italy (Bodley...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 06:30
Bloomsbury and Faber's Drama Online, launched today (1st May) in beta, includes a partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum to illustrate the publishers' collection of hundreds of plays.
The new website, http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com, collects the drama lists...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 11:06
Judging the pace of digital change will be one of the key challenges facing publishing executives in the months and years to come.
As we now realise, different parts of the publishing and bookselling business are moving in differing directions at different rates, making for an interesting, if slightly unnerving, journey. The...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 10:02
Faber has acquired a book documenting the history of influential New York band Beastie Boys.
Lee Brackstone, creative director of Faber Social, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Denise Cronin at Random House US.
The book will be an oral history of the band, collating interviews with people from across the music industry...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 09:00
HarperCollins and Quercus have become the latest publishers to sign the Publishing Equalities Charter, launched by Equip in 2010.
The charter aims to encourage greater diversity across the publishing business, with each signatory committing to undertake two actions during the year.
HarperCollins has pledged to partner with...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 11:40
Faber is to publish an account of being held hostage by Somali pirates written by Judith Tebbutt, the wife of Faber’s finance director David Tebbutt, who was killed in the attack.
The memoir of her 192 days in captivity will be titled A Long Walk Home: One Woman’s Story of Kidnap, Hostage, Loss – and Survival...
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...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 08:00
Faber Factory and Macmillan Distribution (MDL) have announced a strategic partnership, which will see the Factory extend its digital services to MDL clients.
Currently Faber Factory Plus clients, the physical sales arm of Factory, use MDL for distribution of their physical books. The new arrangement will mean that physical and e-book...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:42
Headline signed four novels from Norwegian psychiatrist-turned-crime writer Torkil Damhaug. World English-language rights were bought by publishing director Imogen Taylor and editor Flora Rees from David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge & White, on behalf of Kristin Weholt of Cappelen Damm...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:00
Faber and Profile have teamed up to acquire rights to a new novel from children's author Francesca Simon.
The publishers signed a deal for world rights with Rosemary Sandberg at Rosemary Sandberg Agents Ltd.
The new book will continue the adventures of the Carnegie-longlisted The Sleeping Army. The second in the...