• Wed, 11/06/2008 - 11:03

    Headline Review's Sherise Hobbs has bought the rights to two women's fiction titles by city high flyer-turned-novelist Sasha Wagstaff.

    Wagstaff's debut novel, called Changing Grooms, is the story of a scandalous aristocratic family and its entanglement with a reality television crew. It will be published in May 2009...

  • Tue, 10/06/2008 - 14:22

    Martina Cole is giving away chapters of her new paperback, Faces, using the mobile internet, in her first experiment with the technology.

    The move, a partnership between Headline and mobile book specialist GoSpoken.com, is being promoted with a national advertising campaign, in which potential readers are invited to use a...

  • Fri, 06/06/2008 - 05:27

    World rights in the life story of Dave Sharp, the "lost" brother of novelist Ian McEwan, have been bought by John Blake for an undisclosed sum. Complete Surrender, which is due for release on 7th July, details Sharp’s early life and his learning that he was adopted at the age of 14. It also recounts his discovery in...

  • Tue, 03/06/2008 - 08:04

    Vermilion has acquired Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide by self-help writer Kathy Freston. Clare Hulton at Vermilion struck the deal, for UK and Commonwealth Rights (excluding Canada), with Cathryn Summerhayes at William Morris.

    The health and wellbeing title, which became a New York Times bestseller...

  • Tue, 03/06/2008 - 08:03

    US book publisher CQ Press has been bought by international academic publishing firm Sage for an undisclosed sum. CQ Press, which serves the library, college and professional markets with print and online products, publishes around 100 new titles a year, primarily on political science, mass communication and other similar themes.

    The...

  • Mon, 02/06/2008 - 15:24

    The number of new books published in the UK in 2007 fell slightly compared to 2006, though the number of publishers entering the market continued to rise, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Book. In figures released today (2nd June), Nielsen Book said that there were 115,420 books published during 2007, a slight reduction on the 115,...

  • Wed, 07/05/2008 - 14:36

    Publishing Scotland chief executive Lorraine Fannin has strongly rejected public criticism of the trade body after Birlinn, one of the four largest book publishers in Scotland, resigned its membership and hit out at the organisation's "appalling" spending of its public grant.

    Speaking to The Bookseller Fannin...

  • Tue, 06/05/2008 - 15:23

    The Bristol Festival of Ideas has launched a new £10,000 annual book prize, the first of which will be presented in May 2009, the fifth anniversary of the festival's founding.

    The award, which is sponsored by Blackwell and the organisation Arts & Business, will be presented at the festival each year to the title chosen as...

  • Wed, 30/04/2008 - 14:48

    The closure this week of Butler and Tanner, the largest colour printing firm left in the UK, has left publishers scrambling to meet print deadlines.

    Publishers expressed concern that agreed printing schedules may not be met, but all agreed that the problem would have been far worse in the busier second half of the year.

    “...

  • Wed, 30/04/2008 - 08:21

    Hachette Livre UK has launched a new imprint, Hachette Books Scotland (HBS), which will publish a small list of specialist Scottish fiction and non-fiction titles.

    The newly-formed division will be headed up by Bob McDevitt as publisher. McDevitt, who was previously Hodder Headline's Scottish publishing scout, will be supported by...

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