Fri, 16/09/2011 - 07:50
Virago has bought rights to a satirical novel set at a top-class university.
Associate publisher Ursula Doyle bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Penelope by Rebecca Harington from Jane Finigan at Lutyens & Rubinstein. US rights have already been sold to Jenny Jackson at Random House US via David Forrer at Inkwell; and...
Thu, 15/09/2011 - 15:23
Digital short story publishing house Shortfire Press has launched a new app which presents sound and video content when a reader reaches a certain point in the text.
The Papercut app was produced in conjunction with digital design studio ustwo and is priced £3.99. The app features stories from Laura Dockrill, Nadifa Mohamed and...
Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:56
The Red Queen author Philippa Gregory is turning her hand to young adult fiction for the first time, after signing a deal with Simon & Schuster.
Ingrid Selberg, director of children's publishing at S&S UK, and Jon Anderson, executive vice-president and publisher of S&S children's publishing US, bought...
Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:26
Pan Macmillan has promoted both Jenny Geras and Trish Jackson to editorial directors in its fiction department.
Formerly senior commissioning editor, Geras published The Language of Flowers and Richard and Judy Book Club pick This Perfect World. She also won the five-way auction to acquire Tell the Wolves I'...
Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:10
Amélie Burchell has been appointed as Murdoch Books' new UK sales manager.
She joins from HarperCollins on 17th October, where she was most recently key account manager.
At Murdoch Burchell will be responsible for key accounts such as Amazon and Waterstone's.
Murdoch UK managing director Christine...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:30
Amazon has launched a Spanish website, although Spanish readers will have to wait to get their hands on the Kindle.
The site, Amazon.es, went live today (14th September) and is offering books in Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Basque...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:00
Conway, Anova's military, naval and transport imprint, is publishing the official tie-in to the Imperial War Museum's major 2012 exhibition about life during wartime.
The book will focus on family life during the Second World War, concentrating on a single family and topics such as evacuation, conscription, factory work and...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:54
Google is close to launching an Australian version of its e-bookstore, the first time the digital company has expanded the service outside the United States.
The move raises speculation that a UK launch could be imminent. Australian technology website...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:25
Hodder has bought a book by the comedian Miranda Hart, looking at "the unexpected pitfalls and horrors of growing up".
Publisher Hannah Black bought world rights in a deal with Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. Is it Just Me? will be published in October 2012.
The publisher said: "Drawing on her life...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:24
Simon & Schuster Illustrated has won an auction to publish a cookbook by 2010 "Celebrity Masterchef" winner Lisa Faulkner.
Francine Lawrence, editorial director at Simon & Schuster Illustrated, bought world rights in a two-book deal from Jonathan Conway of Mulcahy Conway Associates Ltd on behalf of Jonny McWilliams...