Wed, 03/08/2011 - 13:00
Simon & Schuster has signed a fiction deal with its picture book author Suzi Moore, whose Little One's Bedtime is published tomorrow [4th August].
Fiction editor Jane Griffiths bought world rights to two novels from Sophie Gorrell Barnes at MBA literary agency. The as yet untitled stories are aimed at 9-12 readers,...
Wed, 03/08/2011 - 09:20
Digital sales more than doubled at Simon & Schuster in its second-quarter but did not offset the decline in print. However, the publisher reported an increase in profits of 12% off the back of the shift to digital and strong international growth.
According to results issued by parent company CBS Corporation, publishing sales were...
Wed, 03/08/2011 - 07:54
Beautiful Books is launching a search for the 100 Worst Britons, after signing a book by comedian Steve First. Managing director Simon Petherick bought world rights directly from Furst to 100 Worst Britons, which will be published on 13th October.
Beautiful Books is inviting to public to suggest people for inclusion on a...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 09:01
Sony has listed its e-book readers as out of stock on its website, raising speculation it could be on the verge of launching a new digital device.
Last week, a filing was made at the United States Federal Communications Commission for a new device called the T1. The device is expected to have a memory card slot, Wi-Fi connectivity and...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 08:59
Mobcast, the digital company behind the mobile phone e-book company GoSpoken, has secured an undisclosed amount of fresh funding from two investment groups.
The company said the cash, from technology venture capitalist fund Solon and original Mobcast investors Anne Street, would be used for expansion. Following the cash injection,...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 08:53
Quercus has bought another two books by its young adult fiction author Cat Clarke.
Roisin Heycock, editorial director at Quercus Children's Books, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Victoria Birkett of Miles Stott. The first of the two titles, Undone, will be published in January 2013. It is about a teenage girl's...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 08:52
Lizzy Attree has been appointed as the new administrator of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
She replaces Nick Elam, who has been the prize's administrator since its inception in 1999. Jonathan Taylor, chairman of the prize, said: “Lizzy is a worthy successor who will bring new and fresh ideas to the prize at a...
Fri, 29/07/2011 - 11:19
HarperPress has signed a book examining the role of the intelligence service during the end of the British Empire.
Editorial director Martin Redfern bought UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights at auction to Empire of Secrets by Calder Walton from Jon Elek at A P Watt. The book will be published in 2013.
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 15:20
HarperPress will no longer publish fiction by the end of June 2012 with the publisher choosing to concentrate on non-fiction in the wake of Clare Smith's upcoming departure to Little, Brown.
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 08:30
Hardie Grant is bringing forward publication of Cadel Evans' memoir Close to Flying in paperback following the cyclist's win in this year's Tour de France.
The publisher said the book "provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at professional cycling and in particular, the Tour De France, giving an...