Thu, 06/09/2012 - 09:00
J K Rowling will appear at this year's Lennoxlove Book Festival in Haddington, East Lothian, on the opening evening of the festival on Friday 2nd November (8.30pm). It will be the only public event she will be doing in Scotland for The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown), with tickets set to go on sale on Thursday 13th...
Wed, 22/08/2012 - 08:55
Christopher Little Literary Agency LLP is entering into a new association with Curtis Brown.
Although Little will continue to act as an independent agent in his own agency, Curtis Brown will now be responsible for administering the related contracts and selling translations rights for the clients of Christopher Little.
Fri, 17/08/2012 - 08:03
Pan Macmillan is moving early to publish a parody of J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy before it has even been released or its plot revealed.
World rights in The Vacant Casualty by Patty O'Furniture were acquired direct from the author by non-fiction publishing director Jon Butler, after the idea was prompted...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 08:20
Little, Brown says it has designed a unified international marketing campaign for J K Rowling's "truly global" The Casual Vacancy, as booksellers gear up for a dynamic launch at the end of next month.
LB marketing director Charlie King said: "We've been speaking to the sales and marketing teams in...
Thu, 02/08/2012 - 12:41
J K Rowling's agent Neil Blair has played down reported concerns over the decision to withhold advance copies of the author's novel The Casual Vacancy from some of its foreign publishers, saying he has received no complaints from the book's international publishers.
The Casual Vacancy, Rowling's first...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 14:07
J K Rowling will be appearing at two public events this autumn to discuss her first novel for adults, one at the Southbank Centre in London, and one at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Rowling will be discussing The Casual Vacancy in conversation with BBC journalist Mark Lawson on the book's release date, 27th...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 10:02
Sainsbury’s has priced pre-orders for the much-anticipated JK Rowling and Jamie Oliver autumn titles at £8.99, with independents saying it is impossible to compete with the price point.
The supermarket is beating Amazon’s pre-order price for J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) at £9...
Tue, 31/07/2012 - 07:00
Pottermore has made the e-book editions of J K Rowling's Harry Potter series available in Japanese, with a Japanese version of the Pottermore online experience to be launched at a future date to be announced.
The Japanese editions are published in EPUB3 format, and can be read on any compatible device, with Japanese font enabled...
Tue, 03/07/2012 - 14:10
Little, Brown has released the cover for J K Rowling's first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, with bold yellow and red background colours, white lettering and what appears to be a cross marking a ballot paper.
It has also corrected the name of the lead character to Barry Fairbrother, saying it was "incorrectly given...
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 12:31
E-books accounted for 9% of Bloomsbury's adult trade sales overall across the 12 months to 29th February 2012, chief executive Nigel Newton has revealed.
Newton said the sales were weighted towards the latter part of the 12-month period.
Bloomsbury's total group digital sales stood at £5.892m, at 6% by value of...