Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:31
Gibson Square has acquired a biography of ex-police chief Ali Dizaei, who this week was jailed for a second time for misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.
Gibson Square founder Martin Rynja acquired world rights to the book, Ali Dizaei, direct from journalist and documentary-maker Nitza...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 08:15
Gibson Square Books will be increasingly "dipping its toe" into fiction, following on from the success of its publication of Love in a Warm Climate by Helena Frith Powell and Sam Taylor's East of Islington in 2011.
The independent publisher, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, will release ...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:09
Faber has launched a new sales force for diverse independent publishers dubbed Faber Factory Plus.
Six publishers, Gallic Books, Arcadia Books, Pushkin Press, Bloodaxe Books, Carcanet Press and Gibson Square, have already signed up to the list, which will launch in March 2012.
Ian West, currently sales director at Quadrille...
Fri, 26/02/2010 - 10:15
Gibson Square publisher Martin Rynja has acquired a semi-autobiographical novel by Helena Frith Powell through David Higham agent Lizzy Kremer.
Rynja bought world rights to Love in a Warm Climate for a four-figure advance. He said: "We made a very good bid [and] were thrilled it was accepted. It will be her first work of...
Thu, 20/08/2009 - 06:20
Gibson Square is planning a raft of humour titles this Christmas for the first time ever. The publisher is to release five comedy titles, aimed at the gift market, between 23rd September and 3rd November.
First up are Closet Reading and Whose Side Are They On?, which are both £9.99 hardbacks. Written by Phil...
Wed, 08/07/2009 - 07:48
The three men who attacked the home of Gibson Square publisher Martin Rynja shortly before he was due to publish The Jewel of Medina have been jailed, the BBC has reported.
Abbas Taj, 30, Ali Beheshti, 41, and Abrar Mirza, 23, from east London, were each jailed for four-and-a-half years...
Tue, 19/05/2009 - 15:19
Mon, 18/05/2009 - 07:55
A man has been found guilty of plotting to firebomb a publisher's north London home days before a novel about the Prophet Mohammed was published, reports BBC Online.
Abbas Taj, 30, from Forest Gate, east London, was convicted of conspiracy to recklessly damage property and endanger life at Croydon Crown Court. Two others, Ali...
Thu, 30/04/2009 - 06:50
The owner of Gibson Square Books, Martin Rynja, has told a court that Sherry Jones' The Jewel of Medina, about the Prophet Mohammed's wife A'isha, was "well-researched" and "trying to bridge the gap in our understanding of that period", reports the BBC.
His home in Islington, which is also his...
Fri, 17/10/2008 - 07:16
Three men are due in court today over an alleged attack on the home of the publisher of Jewel of Medina.
The Loughborough Echo reports that the men face charges in relation to a fire at the property in Lonsdale Square, Islington, north London, on September 27.
Unemployed Ali Beheshti, 40, phone salesman Abrar Mirza, 22, and mini-...