Mon, 16/04/2012 - 15:46
Faber is in the final stages of producing a "spectacular" digital edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets, in which a broad swathe of high-profile actors including David Tennant, Sir Patrick Stewart and Fiona Shaw will read each of the 154 poems to camera.
The Apple iPad app will be published within the next month, with a price...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:43
Faber has acquired the new novel by The Lacuna-author Barbara Kingsolver, as well as a short story collection by Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz.
Kingsolver’s next novel, Flight Behaviour, was acquired by publishing director Hannah Griffiths, who bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and...
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 09:10
Faber has reported a 9.6% year-on-year increase in turnover for the 12 months to 31st March 2011, to a record total of £19.1m. Profit after tax was up 23% to £537k (£426k in 2010).
Chief executive Stephen Page said 2011’s “excellent” results—delayed due to the death of financial director...
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 07:30
Faber has acquired a "major" new crime and thriller debut Playing Dead by American journalist Julia Heaberlin, with plans to publish in two months' time.
Editor Katherine Armstrong bought UK, Commonwealth excluding Canada, and EU open rights in the novel, as part of a two-book deal from Random House US. Faber...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 07:17
Judith Tebbutt, wife of former Faber finance director David Tebbutt, has been freed after six months held captive in Somalia.
Judith and David Tebbutt were seized in a raid in Kenya in September last year, during which David Tebbutt was killed.
The BBC reports Judith Tebbutt...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 07:55
Faber is to release William Golding's Lord of the Flies, and his other works, for the first time as e-books in the UK, with the first three available from 17th March.
Lord of the Flies, Pincher Martin and The Inheritors will be the first three e-books released tomorrow, with the other 11 e-...
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 14:00
Faber is to add to its series of Faber Academy creative writing courses with a new online course.
Faber Academy Online was created with online education company Professional Writing Academy (PWA) and will host chatrooms, forums and video content from Faber editors.
Faber Academy and digital director Jason Cooper said:...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:25
Faber has acquired at title attempting to answer life's awkward questions, Big Questions from Little People Answered by Some Very Big People, which was conceived to raise money for the NSPCC, with half the advance and royalties going to the charity.
Editorial director Hannah Griffiths bought UK and Commonwealth rights in...
Wed, 22/02/2012 - 07:05
Faber and the London Review of Books are among those to receive Arts Council England funding to create original commissions for The Space, a digital channel created in partnership with the BBC which will be available from May until October this year.
ACE has committed up to £3.5m of funding to projects for The Space,...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:00
The marketing campaign for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney has won the latest Book Marketing Society Marketing Campaign Award, with Puffin marketing officer Vanessa Godden taking the title alongside her team.
The Puffin Wimpy Kid campaign was singled out for being "incredibly ambitious and...