Thu, 25/04/2013 - 16:08
Quercus imprint the MacLehose Press has UK rights to The Truth About the Harry Quebert Case by Swiss-French author Joël Dicker.
The novel, which was one of the hot books of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012, has been sold for translation in 30 countries, while selling 700,000 copies in its native French.
It is a...
Thu, 17/01/2013 - 14:53
The Frankfurt Book Fair has named Richard Costa as an associate partner for Brazil and South America.
Costa led the Brazilian news portal PublishNews until 2012. The Fair said with his appointment it "welcomes an experienced advisor and longtime expert on the Brazilian book and media market".
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 12:19
London Book Fair...
15th–17th April 2013
It will be all change at the 42nd annual London Book Fair next year—Midas chief Jacks Thomas, who has been appointed senior exhibition director, will take over from Alistair Burtenshaw following his decade-long stint at the helm of LBF.
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 09:00
Publishers are still prepared to pay good money up front for the right books, agents have told The Bookseller, after a raft of high-profile rights deals were struck ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair and at the fair itself. But agents also warned of gaps in publishing schedules and slow decision-making caused by doubts over retail...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 12:59
You know what it’s like at the Hof.
You haven’t a minute to spend in your luxury rooms because you’re too busy guzzling champagne at the bar and WORKING. “I mean, I might not even have a bed up there,” I said gravely to Milly, my new pet junior agent. “There’s no time for anything as decadent...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 12:06
In what is thought to be one of the biggest deals at Frankfurt Book Fair, Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired the new title by Jerusalem author Simon Sebag Montefiore, for £1m, The Bookseller understands.
Commissioning editor Bea Hemming bought world rights from Georgina Capel at Capel & Land...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:36
Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more than 28 million physical copies around the world, though general print sales continue to suffer, according to figures released by Nielsen.
In a talk yesterday (11th October) at Frankfurt Book Fair, Ann Betts, Nielsen Book’s commercial director, explained the impact E L James’ books had...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:30
Faber will be changing its visual identity, including slimming down the iconic “ff ” logo, as part of a new branding strategy.
Will Atkinson, the company’s sales and marketing director, described some of the changes during a talk about the importance of creating a brand at yesterday’s (11th October) Frankfurt...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:22
Weidenfeld & Nicolson and the Orion Publishing Group have acquired the first book in three years from chef and “MasterChef: The Professionals” star Michel Roux Jr.
Orion non-fiction publishing director Amanda Harris acquired world rights from Andrew Nurnberg at Andrew Nurnberg Associates in The French Kitchen....
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:20
Penguin has scooped the previously self-published title Natural Causes by James Oswald, with Michael Joseph publishing director Alex Clarke winning a four-round auction with three publishers left in at the final stage, paying a “good” six-figure sum.
Clarke bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding...