Mon, 05/03/2012 - 08:25
Kate Lyall Grant is to become the new publisher of Severn House, with overall responsibility for the entire list, including the Crème de la Crime titles.
Crème de la Crime, specialising in mid-list authors, is celebrating its first birthday with the imprint “actively publishing two books a month”. The...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:00
US digital textbook rental service CourseSmart has soft-launched in the UK, with industry insiders suggesting that its move could herald "the year of the digital textbook".
Former Random House digital director Fionnuala Duggan is leading the UK and European launch of CourseSmart, a platform designed as a "one-stop shop...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 09:30
Academic retailer John Smith has told The Bookseller it hopes to grow the number of its UK stores in the next year, as the company reported a like-for-like sales increase in its higher education business of 10.5% -despite an overall drop in sales.
In the year 2010/11 the business grew like-for-like sales in its campus...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 09:20
Blackwell has created four senior roles including a new head of sales across the bookshops and online divisions, and resurrecting the head of operations job previously undertaken by Sharon Murray. The company has also beefed up its digital team in light of the growing e-book market.
Scott Hamilton has moved up to head of sales for the...
Thu, 01/03/2012 - 15:37
Simon & Schuster has acquired a novel called The Meryl Streep Movie Club, in which four women at pivotal moments in their lives are brought together by their love of the Oscar-winner’s films.
The book, by Mia March, is in the spirit of The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Jane Austen Book Club...
Thu, 01/03/2012 - 09:45
Lee Child is the most successful British Kindle book author worldwide, followed by Stephen Leather and Ken Follett, according to Amazon UK.
The company has released a list of the top-10 bestselling UK-born Kindle e-book authors, based on purchases from 1st January 2011 onwards in the US, UK, France, Spain and Italy.
Thu, 01/03/2012 - 09:20
Amanda Wood, the current m.d. of Templar, will become its creative director and work alongside Mike McGrath when he joins the company in the summer.
It was announced yesterday that McGrath, executive director of sales and marketing at Quercus, would...
Wed, 29/02/2012 - 11:39
Quercus executive director of sales and marketing Mike McGrath has been appointed as the new managing director of Bonnier’s Templar Publishing.
McGrath has worked at Quercus for five years and will begin his new position at the children’s book publishing imprint this summer, when current Templar m.d. Amanda Wood will step...
Wed, 29/02/2012 - 09:56
Pan Macmillan has snapped up UK and Commonwealth rights to Amazon’s self-publishing bestseller Kerry Wilkinson in a six-book print and digital deal.
Wilkinson has already self-published three novels through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing tool, with his first, Locked In, making the headlines when it...
Tue, 28/02/2012 - 07:00
Simon & Schuster has acquired two books from debut novelist Kimberly McCreight in a "hotly contested" auction for a "significant" but undisclosed sum.
S&S has world rights to Reconstructing Amelia, which tells the story of a mother searching for the truth about her teenage daughter’s...