Fri, 29/11/2013 - 14:26
Publishers are taking advantage of Black Friday sales, offering discounts of up to 60% on their titles online.
Black Friday is a US tradition, marking the traditional start of Christmas shopping following the Thanksgiving holiday.
Angry Robot is offering a 50% discount on all of its e-book titles on its online store for the...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 11:11
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals has warned that library services could become a postcode lottery, as a new report shows that deprived areas in England and Scotland are being worst hit.
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 10:30
HarperFiction has signed a three-book deal with television presenter and author Fern Britton.
Kate Bradley, commissioning editor at HarperFiction, bought world English rights to three books in a deal with Luigi Bonomi of LBA.
Britton has previously published two books with HarperFiction, New Beginnings and The...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 10:28
Head of Zeus has acquired the debut novel by Sir Christopher Bland, the chairman of Canongate Books.
Senior editor Rosie de Courcy signed UK and Commonwealth rights in Ashes in the Wind from Michael Sissons at PFD.
Ashes in the Wind tells the story of two tribes, the Anglo-Irish Burkes and the Catholic Irish...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 10:24
Angry Robot has signed a two-book deal with debut author Carrie Patel.
Senior editor Lee Harris signed world rights from Jennifer Goloboy of the Red Sofa Literary Agency.
The first book, The Buried Life, will be released in summer 2014, followed by Renaissance Land in 2015. The Buried Life is set...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 10:20
Faber is set to publish a new novel from prize-winning writer Rachel Cusk.
Outline will be Cusk's seventh novel, and will be serialised in The Paris Review from next month. Faber will publish in September 2014.
Hannah Griffiths acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Calfont at The Wylie Agency. FSG has...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 09:00
Cuts-stricken Newcastle is one of four authorities chosen by the Society of Chief Librarians to take part in the Sieghart Review pilots.
Newcastle City Council joins Peterborough, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Derbyshire County...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 07:00
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 06:30
Myrmidon has signed a companion guide to cult TV drama "Breaking Bad".
It is the independent publisher's first ever non-fiction book.The publisher signed UK rights in Wanna Cook? The Complete, Unofficial Breaking Bad Companion by Ensley F Guffey and K Dale Koontz from ECW Press in Canada.
Wed, 27/11/2013 - 09:56
Sue Wilkinson has been appointed as chief executive of the Reading Agency, taking over from founder and director Miranda McKearney.
Wilkinson is currently director of UK academic and government alliances at Elsevier, and was previously director of...