Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:55
Oneworld has signed two non-fiction titles for publication next year and 2016.
Senior commissioning editor Mike Harpley acquired The Rise of the Robots: How Automation will Cause Inequality and Mass Unemployment by Martin Ford, in a deal UK and Commonwealth rights with Isabelle Bleeker at Purseus.
The book argues that...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon has recorded a net loss of $126m (£74m) in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $7m (£4m) in the second quarter of 2013.
Operating loss for the online retailer, which recently launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:35
HarperCollins has appointed Martin Topping to the newly-created role of creative director for non-fiction.
The appointment follows the recent promotion of Natalie Jerome to non-fiction publisher, following the departure of Carole Tonkinson...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:30
Readers are hungering for more experimental fiction, according to Man Booker Prize longlisted author Paul Kingsnorth.
His book The Wake, which was published through crowd-funding on Unbound, in set in England after the Norman Conquest and is written in what Kingsnorth calls "a shadow tongue", combining Old and...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:10
Booktrust has revealed the judges for the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2015, which awards a £40,000 prize for a lifetime’s achievement in literature.
Mark Lawson will spend a third term as chair of the judges, joined by academic and writer Dame Gillian Beer, biographer Adam Begley, author Melissa Benn, critic Susannah...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:10
HarperCollins is releasing an app version of its Collins Bird Guide, an authoritative guide to European bird life.
The app, which will be released for iOS on 14th August at a price of £12.99, will feature all of the information and illustrations from the print guide,...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:40
Bloomsbury has signed a book from historian Anna Whitelock on the accession to the throne of James I and his family.
Publishing director Michael Fishwick signed UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and serial, in a deal with Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.
The book, titled Succession, is...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:26
HarperCollins has signed world rights for the literary work of Eric Rücker Eddison, often acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern fantasy.
E R Edison was born in 1882 and a close friend of Arthur Ransome, and wrote six books before his death in 1945, including 1922's The Worm Ouroboros and the...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:24
Katherine Armstrong, newly-appointed associate crime editor at Faber, has signed UK and Commonwealth rights excluding EU and Canada in two more more novels from James Carol.
The deal was done with Camilla Wray at Darley Anderson for two...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:10
Former HarperCollins publisher and novelist Hannah MacDonald has set up a new publishing venture, September Publishing.
The small non-fiction list, which will launch e-books and print titles in March 2015, is designed to offer a “fair share of success for authors”, with e-book royalties rising to 50%, and contracts that...