Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:16
Publishers have praised Kobo’s determination to win market share in the UK and other territories, hailing the decision to launch a luxury e-reader at LBF as a “clever move”.
The Kobo Aura has a 30% larger HD e-ink screen, with special contours for comfortable reading, and is priced at £139.99. The launch...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 15:49
Simon & Schuster UK has restructured its management team, giving new responsibilities to Suzanne Baboneau and Kerr MacRae, and bringing in Penguin's Russell Evans to a newly created role.
S&S said the changes were to better meet the demands of an industry which faces "unprecedented challenges in the areas of...
Mon, 26/11/2012 - 09:00
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is predicting this Christmas and Boxing Day will be “the biggest ever” for digital downloads of illustrated titles, with the publisher set to focus its attention on digital and international growth next year.
S&S has achieved double-digit sales growth in its children’s...
Fri, 21/09/2012 - 07:50
Simon & Schuster has acquired a biography of US Open tennis champion Andy Murray.
S&S executive director Kerr MacRae and commissioning editor Ian Marshall acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in the title by journalist Mark Hodgkinson from David Luxton at David Luxton Associates.
The title will tell of Murray's...
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 09:00
Welsh rugby captain Sam Warburton has signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster.
The Welsh sporting champ’s first book will be entitled My Grand Slam Year, which will cover his past 12 months in rugby, in which he became the Welsh captain, participated in the Rugby World Cup, the Grand Slam and the Six Nations....
Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:57
Publishers and trade figures have broadly reacted positively towards the scrapping of Waterstone’s 3-for-2 promotion.
As The Bookseller revealed earlier today [31st August], the offer is expected to be scrapped in September and replaced by discount off individual books. It marks the end of arguably the most recognisable book...
Wed, 26/05/2010 - 16:08
Christine Jones, Simon & Schuster's UK sales director, is leaving the business after four years following what was described by the publisher as "fundamental review" of the business.
S&S executive director Kerr MacRae said it was restructuring the sales team because of market challenges and a desire to develop its...
Tue, 24/11/2009 - 12:43
Hachette UK has announced a large-scale restructuring of Headline, which includes a number of staff promotions, while cutting back across its non-fiction list and making up to 20 redundancies. Key among the promotions is Jamie Hodder-Williams, who has been appointed chief executive of Hodder and Headline, replacing Martin Neild who is due to...
Mon, 23/11/2009 - 15:36
Kerr MacRae, Headline's deputy managing director, will join Simon & Schuster in January as its executive director, taking charge of the publisher's paperback business and UK and international sales teams. He will start in this newly created role on 13th January. MacRae will report to managing director Ian Chapman.
Wed, 04/11/2009 - 08:00
Headline rearranged the publication date of Martina Cole's latest novel Hard Girls to take advantaged of the week when Dan Brown's sales would be lowest, ensuring a number one slot in the Original Fiction chart.
Kerr MacRae, deputy m.d and c.o.o, said the publisher had "plotted against Harry Potter" to work...