Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:35
Waterstones Southport bookseller James Rice has landed a two-book publishing deal with Hodder & Stoughton.
Associate publisher Kate Howard bought world rights to his début novel, Alice and the Fly, and one other book after an exclusive submission from Karolina Sutton and Norah Perkins at the Curtis Brown Group....
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:00
Michael Gove is to leave his post as education secretary and become Commons chief whip.
The news was delivered via the Prime Minister David Cameron’s Twitter feed this morning (15th July).
Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, will take over Gove’s role, taking...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:10
Cycling books were “flying off shelves” during the Tour de France in Yorkshire, described at the “grandest” Grand Départ in the race’s 111-year history.
Millions of people were estimated to have flocked into Yorkshire for the start of the Tour de France last weekend (5th July), described by race...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 13:12
The British Museum has unveiled a new 1, 200 sq ft bookshop aimed at doubling revenue.
The new shop, which has been created by Lumsden Design, features an eye-catching “wheel of books” along with tall, open windows shedding natural light in as part of the design to lure customers in.
The store, has moved to the...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:10
Distinguished children’s author Allan Ahlberg [pictured] has declined the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards‘ Lifetime Achievement Award, because it is sponsored by Amazon.
Ahlberg, 76, who has written more than 150 children’s books in a career spanning nearly four decades, explained that he felt compelled to take...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:40
Blinkbox Books is giving away 1,000 e-books of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Cornerstone), marking the novel's 54th anniversary.
The promotion will begin today (10th July) and last until the 1,000th copy has been downloaded.
Tesco's e-book platform is working with Cornerstone on the giveaway...
Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
The History Press has sold its US subsidiary to the American local history company Arcadia Publishing.
The sale figure has not been released, but the company said the deal made Arcadia Publishing “the largest local history publishing group in the USA.”
Stuart Biles, chief executive of The History Press Ltd, said...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:10
Scribe UK has moved offices and made some staffing changes as it seeks to “put itself on a surer footing” going into the autumn.
The UK arm of Scribe has moved to 2 John Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1, a listed Georgian building overlooking Gray’s Inn Gardens which is “a short hop from Charles Dickens’...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 09:00
April Jones’ parents are set to tell the tragic tale of the Welsh girl’s disappearance in a book to be published by Simon & Schuster UK.
April’s parents Paul and Coral Jones will tell their story with the help of journalist Geradline McKelvie, of Medavia Ltd, after S&S won UK and Commonwealth rights to the...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:40
Sainsbury’s is set to publish its first own-label autobiographical series called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives” starting with the former athlete Nikki Emerson.
The book tells the story of how Nikki recovered from a near-fatal car crash and went on to win multiple medals on the track for Great Britain....