Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:25
Novelist Howard Jacobson is returning to Jonathan Cape for his new novel, J, with editor Dan Franklin saying he has “very high hopes” for the novel when it comes to awards.
Jacobson published six novels with Franklin before moving to Bloomsbury, which published the 2010...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:05
Novelist Hanif Kureishi has dismissed creative writing courses as "a waste of time" and said he would never have gone on one himself, despite teaching a writing course at Kingston University.
Kureishi was speaking at the Independent Bath Literature Festival, at an event supported by the creative writing department of Bath...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 08:40
Cornerstone's Century and Arrow imprints have resigned Lisa Jewell for more two novels.
Publisher Selina Walker struck a deal for British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, with Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown.
The two new novels will be published in hardcover and paperback in 2015 and 2016.
Walker said she felt...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 12:50
Emotional women's fiction, yet more psychological crime, talking-point business books and a resurgence of the essay are among the trends that UK publishers are predicting for 2014.
Meanwhile the new Folio Prize and the expansion of the Man Booker to all English-language writers could also affect the landscape by widening the field...
Wed, 14/08/2013 - 07:00
Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh are to hold a second "Discovery Day" at Foyles. Unpublished writers are invited to bring in their manuscripts and pitch their novels.
Last year's inaugural event, run by Curtis...
Fri, 28/06/2013 - 09:20
Agents are reporting strong sales for in-house e-book ventures, with their success helping to generate better publishing deals for their clients.
Andrew Lownie said his agency’s initiative—Thistle Publishing, which uses Amazon’s White Glove programme—is expanding quickly. It has published more than 50 e-books...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:00
Headline imprint Tinder Press has acquired a new novel by Helen Walsh, who was previously published by Canongate.
Tinder Press publisher Mary-Anne Harrington acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in the novel, The Lemon Grove, with plans to publish in spring 2014. The deal was brokered by Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:59
What do authors want from their publisher? In my experience it is two things:
1. Their book to get to as many people as possible in the most agreeable form and manner possible.
2. See Point 1.
What authors and agents also want these days is for publishers not to get in the way of...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:00
Book industry figures around the world have expressed their sadness at the death of bestselling horror writer James Herbert at home in Sussex yesterday (20th March). Herbert was 69.
The author is understood to have been in good health recently, with events planned to support the publication of his new paperback, Ash,...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:26
A L Kennedy's The Blue Book and Jake Arnott's The House of Rumour are to be the first books in a literary imprint from Amazon US, 'Little A'.
Kennedy is published in the UK by Vintage and Arnott by Sceptre.
The imprint, which is headed by senior editor Ed Park, will publish 10 titles a year...