Tue, 26/02/2013 - 09:30
Penguin UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon has said the publisher will be making connections with creative technology providers at Silicon Roundabout and at SXSW Festival, as well at London Book Fair and Frankfurt, as it looks to take a "360 degree" approach to its IP.
Weldon said Penguin would continue to focus on its brand in 2013,...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 15:34
A M Heath is bringing the first novel for 15 years from Charles Palliser, author of The Quincunx. Titled Rustication, the Victorian-set novel tells of a young man sent down from Cambridge and returning to a family in crisis following the mysterious death of his father. The novel is out on submission in the...
Fri, 14/10/2011 - 09:07
Jonathan Cape has acquired the latest novel by bestselling author Mark Haddon, with publisher Dan Franklin signing UK and Commonwealth rights through Clare Alexander at Aikten Alexander Associates.
The Red House, the latest book from the author of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, will follow...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 16:10
The quadruple threat of air traffic control strikes, economic slow-down, creaking Blackberry servers and digital disruption failed to dim spirits as the 63rd Frankfurt Book Fair continued this week.
Publishers and agents spoken to as the fair opened its doors were in positive mood. Brigid Macleod, sales and marketing director at...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 16:00
Yet more rights deals announced at Frankfurt Book Fair today, including a U2 title and the next title by Rebecca Skloot.
Piatkus' foreign rights team is having a runaway success with début novel The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne—which they are likening to Nicci French and Sophie Hannah...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:30
Brent library campaigners have vowed to fight on despite losing their judicial review claim against the closure of six libraries in the High Court this morning (13th October).
Campaigner Samantha Warrington said Mr Justice Ouseley's judgement in favour of Brent council was "very disappointing" and vowed to take the case...
Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:25
Authors will benefit from increased pricing on digital content, rather than by raising royalty rates, the global c.e.o. of HarperCollins has claimed.
Brian Murray said authors were getting a better digital royalty than on print. He said: “When we looked at our print royalties, we saw they averaged about 16%-18% so we knew we...
Wed, 12/10/2011 - 15:45
A flurry of rights deals have been announced at Frankfurt Book Fair, including a memoir by BBC Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine and the history of Britain told through postal stamps.
Michael Joseph has acquired world English-language rights to a title by a German high-profile lawyer turned bestselling author. Editorial...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 16:16
A high-concept thriller is currently the subject of a five-way UK publisher auction, with North American rights already sold to Mulholland Books by Oliver Munson of Blake Friedmann.
Editor John Schoenfelder acquired The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City (Angry Robot) and winner of this year's...
Wed, 13/10/2010 - 09:37
Visitors at this year's Frankfurt Book fair were down 3.8% to 279,325, according to numbers released by the organisers. Trade visitors were down by a smaller 1.6% to 149,963 (152,530 in 2009) but exhibitor numbers stood at 7,539, up 2.9% on 2009 figures (7,314). There were 733 UK exhibitors and 807 from the US.
Frankfurt Book Fair...