Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:00
Hachette Book Group's e-book sales declined as a proportion of its overall business in the first half of 2014, and the impact of the Amazon/Hachette Book Group dispute may have contributed, Dominique D'Hinnin, co-managing partner of Lagardere SCA, has said.
In the US, net sales of e-books were down to 29% of trade net sales as...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:42
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) is to be made into a film after Warner Bros bought the movie rights.
The Pulitzer-prize winning novel will be turned into a movie director by Brett Ratner, who also directed "Rush Hour" and "Red Dragon", and the co-producers will be Brad Simpson and Nina...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:56
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR) will next year publish the first children’s book from best-selling women’s fiction author Jenny Colgan.
Polly and the Puffin, an illustrated chapter book for readers aged 5+, is about Neil the puffin, a character from Colgan’s adult novel Little Beach Street...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:20
Constable & Robinson has a new managing editor, as part of a series of moves at Little, Brown. There are also editorial promotions at Virago, Sphere, Piatkus and Orbit.
At Constable & Robinson, which was purchased by Little, Brown in February...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 09:05
Author Alex Wheatle has revealed he was abused at a children’s home run by Lambeth council.
Writing in the Sunday Mirror, the 51-year-old said he was sexually abused by a doctor at Shirley Oaks children’s home in Surrey...
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....
Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:50
Hachette UK is to create a new sales structure, merging the teams of Little, Brown and Orion, and Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, Hachette Children’s Books and Quercus.
The restructure means Dallas Manderson, sales director at Orion, will leave the company to “pursue other interests”, while Jane Harris, executive...
Thu, 29/05/2014 - 09:20
Virago has paid tribute to writer Maya Angelou, who has died aged 86, saying she was "quite simply an indomitable force, correctly famed for her spirit and style, courage and laughter".
Angelou, whose I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was released in 1969 to great acclaim, had cancelled a recent public appearance due...
Tue, 27/05/2014 - 09:00
Maxine Hitchcock, publishing director at Michael Joseph, has beaten off competition from four other publishers to acquire two new novels from Louise Candlish.
The deal for UK and Commonwealth rights was agreed with Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown. Candlish was previously published by Little, Brown.
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 12:08
Orbit publisher Tim Holman has defended a decision not to include full novels by Ann Leckie, Mira Grant and Charles Stross in voter packs for the Hugo Awards.
The awards recognise excellence in the science fiction and fantasy community, and put together a voter packet each year, which provides members of the World Science Fiction...