Tue, 02/09/2014 - 09:40
Memoirs dominate the longlist of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, with the personal experiences of John Carey, Marion Coutts, Helen Macdonald, Henry Marsh, Jonathan Meades and Ben Watt making up six of the 15 chosen titles.
History is close behind with five titles on the longlist competing to win the £20,000 prize...
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins UK has relaunched its website with readers able to buy e-books directly from the publisher.
People using the site can download digital versions of HarperCollins titles to read on the free HarperCollins reader app. Prices for titles range from 99p for Mark Sennen's thriller Bad Blood, to £8.99 for Robin...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:20
Publisher and retailer F+W is launching a new television show teaching people craft skills.
"Craft Daily" will be a 60-minute magazine show, first airing on 6th October as well as streaming online. The programme will air on Information TV, which focuses on niche interest programming, broadcast on Sky channel 192, and Freesat...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:05
"Treat yourself" and "Treat the ones you love" will be the messages used to advertise Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook, Jamie's Comfort Food, around its release this week (Thursday, 28th August).
The £30 hardback, published by Michael Joseph, will be supported with outdoor advertising and a...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 15:10
Penguin Random House has made changes to its corporate communications team, with Claire von Schilling taking on an expanded role while Stuart Applebaum moves into a "more flexible" role as emeritus executive vice president.
Von Schilling will report into chief executive Markus Dohle as senior vice president, director,...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 12:42
The BBC have optioned Peter May's Lewis Trilogy for a new drama series.
According to the author, the broadcaster has optioned the crime trilogy, published by Quercus, to create three two-hour films for BBC4, with an adaptation of the first book in the series, The Blackhouse, currently under development.
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:27
HarperCollins has created a fictional hotel to promote The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah, the first ever Agatha Christie continuation novel, and will even create a real, pop-up version for the book launch.
The publisher has been working on a global launch for the book, released on 9th September, for a year, ramping up...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:01
Granta Books has acquired new books from Rachel B Glaser and Amy Bloom, in deals with Cathryn Summerhayes at WME.
Junior editor Anne Meadows signed UK and Commonwealth rights in Glaser's Paulina and Fran from Summerhayes on behalf of Claudia Ballard at WME. The book follows two friends as they emerge from art school and...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 13:20
Sphere has signed two more books from TV presenter and novelist Judy Finnigan.
Catherine Burke, publisher for Sphere Fiction, signed world rights in the two books in a deal with Luigi Bonomi at LBA Associates.
Finnigan's first novel, Eloise, was released in 2012, with her second, I Do Not Sleep...
Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:30
Novelist Jim Crace and biographer Hermione Lee have won the James Tait Black Prizes for 2014.
Crace won the £10,000 fiction prize for his novel Harvest (Picador), which centres around a remote English village and the impact of the acts of enclosure on the landscape and its people. The book was also shortlisted for the...