Thu, 03/03/2011 - 06:01
Stephen King will look at President Kennedy's assassination as part of his latest novel, 11/22/63, which Hodder has acquired. Managing director Jamie Hodder-Williams bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada to the book from Chuck Verrill at Darhansoff & Verrill in New York.
The book will focus on Jake Epping, a 35-...
Wed, 02/03/2011 - 15:59
John Grisham has switched publisher from Cornerstone to Hodder & Stoughton, the publisher of his books aimed at younger readers.
The first book in the two-book deal will be published in October. Hodder publisher Oliver Johnson, who worked with Grisham during his time at Cornerstone, bought British Commonwealth rights to the books...
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 08:20
The first James Bond novel to be written by Jeffery Deaver is to be titled Carte Blanche, with a release date of 26th May 2011.
The Hodder title was revealed today [17th January] at a launch event in Dubai, where part of the novel is set. The jacket was also unveiled, and shows smoke rising on a white backdrop.
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 07:25
Books by Paul McKenna and Dr Pierre Dukan are among the bestsellers in 2011 New Year, New You promotions, while resolution-makers have also been spending tens of thousands of pounds on Rosemary Conley and Richard Templar titles.
Having changed lives in seven days, as well as making people rich, thin, sleep, quit smoking and get...
Thu, 06/01/2011 - 16:51
Despite the numerous digital milestones in the trade, 2010 is probably going to be a year most publishers will wish to forget. One exception is Simon & Schuster, which had a sales rise of 20% on a strong 2009—when turnover jumped 6.9% on the previous year.
The year was also Kerr MacRae's first at the publisher since his...
Thu, 06/01/2011 - 09:02
Sphere will give a Jilly Cooper-esque spin to Fiona Walker when it publishes her first novel with the imprint since her move from Hodder.
Kiss and Tell will be published as a £7.99 B-format paperback on 31st March 2011. The novel is set in the international world of three-day eventing and will feature the return of popular...
Tue, 21/12/2010 - 15:03
Jamie Oliver has landed the coveted Christmas Number One spot after his latest cookbook, Jamie's 30-Minute Meals (Michael Joseph), sold 149,640 copies in just seven days.
It is the third time that the TV chef has scored a Christmas number one—Happy Days with the Naked Chef topped the charts in 2001 and...
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 15:45
David Nicholls' One Day (Hodder) has been voted the Galaxy Book of the Year by the public.
One of the bestselling paperbacks of 2010, the novel was picked from a shortlist of eight category winners from the Galaxy National Book Awards, beating Stephen Fry, Hilary Mantel and Jonathan Franzen to the overall win. It took home...
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 09:26
Hodder imprint Coronet is releasing a series of four enhanced e-books, made of entirely new content, by former SAS officer Chris Ryan.
Chris Ryan Extreme comprises four titles, Mission One: Redeemer, Mission Two: The Rock, Mission Three: Die Trying and Mission Four: Fallout. Made up of written, audio and video content, the e-...
Thu, 02/12/2010 - 15:28
Hodder & Stoughton has promoted Ruth Tross, currently assistant editor at Sceptre, to editor with responsibility for the new Mulholland Books UK list.
Tross will begin her new role in January, and will report to publisher Nick Sayers. Suspense fiction list Mulholland Books launches in May 2011.
Sayers said: "I am so...