Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:57
Waterstones is to open a new store in Ringwood, Hampshire, on Saturday (19th April).
It is the first time Waterstones has opened in a totally new location since the chain store was bought my Alexander Mamut from the HMV Group in May 2011.
It is also the first Waterstones to feature a coffee shop at the front of store....
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:36
Oxford University Press (OUP) has confirmed that 68 people have been made redundant from Nelson Thornes as a result of the final phase of job consultations.
The latest figures mean that altogether over 113 staff have been made redundant from the Cheltenham-based educational publisher as a result of its merger with OUP.
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:00
Bloomsbury has won the rights to an “astonishingly assured” debut literary novel, River of Ink by Paul Cooper, for a high five-figure sum.
Helen Garnons-Williams, publishing director of fiction for Bloomsbury, won world English language rights to two books after a multiple-publisher auction which has been ongoing...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:40
Donna Tartt has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch (Little, Brown).
Judges said the book “stimulates the mind and touches the heart” when the prize was awarded in the US last night (14th April).
Tartt has been awarded $10,000 for winning in the category, which honours...
Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:20
The overall retail picture looks “encouraging” as the Easter Weekend approaches, the British Retail Consortium has said.
While UK retail sales were down 1.7% like-for-like from March 2013, the picture is distorted because Easter has fallen so late this year.
The BRC said sales were down 0.3% on a total basis...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:22
Simon & Schuster has partnered with TED Conferences to co-publish a 12-book collection.
The agreement is for world rights, with S&S publishing in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and India. The company will also sell foreign-language rights.
Titles include How We’ll Live on Mars by journalist Stephen...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 16:03
Head of Zeus has pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights for a “positively Shakespearean” Roman series by Ian Ross set in the reign of Constantine.
Rosie de Courcy, senior editor at Head of Zeus, bought the rights for the series’ first three books from Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit.
The first, War...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:03
Simon & Schuster has signed world English rights to a title about the pioneers of the digital age by Walter Isaacson (pictured), biographer of Steve Jobs.
The Innovators: The Pioneers Who Invented the Digital Age is the story of the hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs behind computers and the internet.
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:57
Simon & Schuster has acquired début novel, The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester, the winner of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award 2012/13.
Clare Hey, senior commissioning editor at S&S, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a two-book deal from Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein....
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 13:42
Harlequin UK’s Mills & Boon imprint has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two women’s fiction novels by debut author and Telegraph journalist Radhika Sanghani.
The first title, Virgin, is a “warm, funny, contemporary” novel, which tackles the sex and relationship concerns that young...