Mon, 31/10/2011 - 08:15
Paul Kimmage is the surprise inclusion in this year's William Hill Sports Book of the Year shortlist, after he was left out of the longlist.
His book Engage (Simon & Schuster), a biography of England Under 21 rugby player Matt Hampson who was paralysed after a scrum collapsed, joins titles examining the suicide of...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:53
Actress and “Loose Women” co-presenter Lynda Bellingham has signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster to write commercial women's fiction.
Publishing director Suzanne Baboneau signed the deal with Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown for UK and Commonwealth rights. The first book, as yet untitled, is due to be published...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:30
HarperCollins Children's Books has bought the concluding parts to Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series, signing a deal for books seven, eight and nine.
Editorial director Nick Lake bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Michelle Kass. Since the first book was published in 2007, HarperCollins said it has sold more than...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:00
Peter Bazalgette, the man responsible for introducing "Big Brother" to the UK, is turning his hand to publishing, launching a new company with a biography of food critic Egon Ronay.
Newbaz is set to launch with Egon Ronay on 14th November as a £25 hardback. It will feature contributions from the...
Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:15
HarperCollins has appointed Katrina Troy, currently head of commercial affairs for Vintage and Mainstream Publishing, as commercial director for its fiction division.
Troy will join in January 2012 and report to group commercial director Tom Fussell. She will work with fiction publisher Kate Elton and be involved in acquisitions,...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 09:15
Secretary of state Jeremy Hunt will be presented with a petition of more than 12,000 signatures tomorrow (27th October), demanding he intervenes to reverse the closure of six libraries in Brent, north London.
Hunt has remained silent on the decision to close the libraries. Last week the children's and families minister Sarah...
Fri, 21/10/2011 - 10:31
William Heinemann has bought a début novel by Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera about three generations of the same family and their Wolverhampton corner shop.
Publisher Jason Arthur bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Marriage Material from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency. The book will be...
Thu, 20/10/2011 - 06:30
Hodder Children's Books has bought two books in a new series by screenwriter Stuart Gibbs.
Anne McNeil bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to two books in the Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs. The deal was brokered with Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown on behalf of Jenn Joel at ICM.
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 09:34
The thrice-denied Julian Barnes has been lauded in the press for finally winning the Man Booker prize with his The Sense of an Ending.
The Guardian warmly welcomed the decision. Claire Armistead said: "To those...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:36
HarperCollins has hired an executive at Turner Broadcasting System Europe, which owns CNN, as its new chief information officer.
Laura Meyer replaces Julian Thomas, who left the publisher in July after four years. She joins in mid-January 2012, will report to chief operating officer Keith Mullock and will sit on the HC executive board...