• Tue, 29/04/2008 - 15:28

    Struggling publishing firm Discovered Authors, the subject of a series of complaints to the Society of Authors last month, has called for its detractors to contact the company directly to resolve their disputes. Following complaints by its members, the Society of Authors published a warning about Discovered Authors on its website in late...

  • Mon, 28/04/2008 - 15:08

    In a "major" new deal, Bloomsbury US and UK have acquired world English rights in Valeria's Last Stand, the first novel by US writer Marc Fitten. The rights were pre-empted by Bloomsbury US publisher Colin Dickerman & Bloomsbury UK's editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle, and the deal was struck with agent Bill Clegg...

  • Mon, 28/04/2008 - 15:08

    Anova Books has brought forward plans for the re-issue of Humphrey Lyttelton's classic The Best of Jazz, following the death of the author, broadcaster and jazz musician on Friday. The book was scheduled for re-issue in paperback in July this year, but Anova is now aiming to have copies available for sale within the next two weeks...

  • Thu, 24/04/2008 - 14:58

    Mainstream has bought world rights in the misery memoir of former "Big Brother" contestant Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace for a high five-figure sum.

    Managing director Bill Campbell acquired Witness: Surviving Guns, Gangs and Glamour from agent Andrew Lownie. In the warts-and-all confessional, Horgan-Wallace will focus on her...

  • Thu, 24/04/2008 - 08:15

    Professional and academic publisher Jessica Kingsley is launching a new imprint in May called Singing Dragon, which will specialise in Chinese martial arts, religion and philosophy. The company, which has previously published a small number of titles on yoga, spirituality and similar themes, is looking to develop the fledgling genre of martial...

  • Tue, 22/04/2008 - 07:50

    North London-based independent publisher Kogan Page has reported an increase in turnover from £5.2m to £5.4m for the year to 30th June 2007, which it attributed largely to strong sales in the US.

    The company registered an operating profit of £95,030 during the year, up markedly from £38,983 the previous year....

  • Mon, 21/04/2008 - 13:19

    Welsh independent publisher Accent Press is to open its first US office in New York on 1st May, having signed a new North American distribution deal with NBN Inc.

    The company, based near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, has parted company with its previous North American distributor Dufour Editions, which has controlled sales of the...

  • Tue, 04/03/2008 - 15:42

    The London Review Bookshop is publishing a limited-edition signed run of 100 quarter-bound and 25 fully leather-bound copies of Julian Barnes' Nothing to Be Frightened Of this week.

    The title, published in association with Jonathan Cape, is the sixth in the stores exclusive series, inaugurated with Barnes' 2005 novel...

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