Mon, 10/03/2014 - 15:29
The film rights to Tom Rob Smith’s newly published The Farm (Simon & Schuster) have been snapped up by BBC Films and Shine Pictures after a director “read it in one, enrapt sitting”.
Rights to the psychological thriller set across London and Sweden were bought by Shine Pictures by head of literary...
Mon, 10/03/2014 - 10:00
Princeton University history professor Sir David Cannadine has been appointed as the new editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Cannadine, who was born in Birmingham and has studied at the universities of Cambridge, Princeton and Oxford, will take up his post on 1st October, combining the role with teaching at...
Mon, 10/03/2014 - 09:30
Camden Lock Books has won the inaugural Caboodle Bookshop of the Month award.
The prize has been set up by National Book Tokens - which runs Caboodle – to honour the store which has demonstrated the best use of the Caboodle scheme in that month.
Caboodle is a rewards programme which offers a direct marketing service for...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 13:09
The Girls author Lori Lansens has moved from Virago to Simon & Schuster for a new two-book deal.
Lansens published Rush Home Road, The Girls – a Richard and Judy Book Club title - and The Wife’s Tale –currently in film development –through Virago.
But AM Heath...
Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:00
HarperCollins is working on a “clearer consumer proposition” for bundling e-books and print titles before further rolling out the offer it recently trialled at bookshop chain Foyles.
The publisher has told The Bookseller it believes bundling e-books with print books could become “a much more scalable idea...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 15:44
Blackwell’s has begun a teaser campaign targeting key figures in the trade with an enigmatic message.
The chief executives of academic publishing houses as well as other industry figures received an email earlier today (6th March) with a cryptic image (pictured) containing the numbers 080414.
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 12:10
Accent Press has signed a five-book deal with Kindle self-published author Jodi Taylor.
Hazel Cushion, managing director of Accent, offered the author a contract after her debut novel Just One Damned Thing After Another spent weeks in the number one position of Kindle’s top 100 free books.
Accent said the book...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:10
Autobiographies by Alex Ferguson, Ricky Hatton, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Harry Redknapp are on the longlist for the 12th Annual British Sports Book Awards.
The Hodder & Stoughton-published My Autobiography by the former Manchester United manager will compete against War and Peace: My Story by Ricky Hatton (...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:17
Mark Anderson has been appointed the new managing director of Pearson UK.
Anderson has been employed by Pearson for over 20 years and previously held senior positions in the UK and Asia. More recently, he led the development and launch of the Pearson Test of English and the international business units in schools and higher education...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:05
The UK’s booksellers are gearing up to mark World Book Day, tomorrow (6th March) with enthusiasm.
Waterstones is preparing to inject “the usual riot of colour, costumes and entertainment” into its stores across the country, which will also be displaying the World Book Day titles.
Authors will be out in force...