Fri, 06/12/2013 - 15:10
Tributes have been paid by the publishing industry to former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday (5th December) aged 95.
Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison and became a symbol of the fight against apartheid, was elected the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
His story was told in his...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 14:41
Heavyweight coverage for Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch (Little, Brown, October 22nd) kicks off this weekend, with a pull-out extract in the Daily Telegraph (Saturday 12th) and a Sunday Times "Culture" section front cover interview (13th).
On Monday night (14th), BBC2's "Newsnight"...
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:37
Little, Brown is to publish a "groundbreaking" account of events surrounding the death of president John F Kennedy, promising "an extraordinary new book that will change our understanding of both the Kennedy assassination and the most controversial murder investigation of the 20th century."
The book, as yet...
Mon, 10/06/2013 - 10:00
Iain Banks' final novel The Quarry will be published on 20th June, following the author's death yesterday aged 59, two months after announcing he had terminal cancer. Banks saw finished copies of the book three weeks ago.
Banks' publisher Little, Brown announced his death of behalf of his wife Adele. The statement...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:50
Little, Brown has acquired a title on the 1944 meeting between world leaders at Bretton Woods which set out a structure for the international monetary system as we know it.
Non-fiction publisher Tim Whiting bought world English language rights to The Summit: Bretton Woods and the Fight to Save the World's Economy by Ed Conway,...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:00
Little, Brown imprint Abacus is celebrating the big four-oh this year by reissuing 18 of its most notable titles, with a uniform jacket look and new introductions from the likes of Bill Clinton and Howard Jacobson.
The titles chosen for the anniversary are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, and will all be released on 4th April...
Fri, 18/01/2013 - 09:00
Publishers are squaring up to this week's news that Dan Brown is back, with Transworld's plans to catapult the big-name author's new thriller into May ruffling other publishers' spring schedules.
Meanwhile Transworld, which revealed the book's title, Inferno, via Twitter and a digital mosaic, in...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...
Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:13
J K Rowling's new novel for adults is to be titled The Casual Vacancy and will be published worldwide on 27th September. In the UK it will be a £20 hardback or £11.99 e-book, plus available as an audio download (£20) and CD (£30).
Publisher Little, Brown said the book was the "blackly...
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 14:42
Little, Brown is to publish J K Rowling’s first novel for adults worldwide in the English language, both in print and e-books.
David Shelley, publisher, Little, Brown, will be Rowling’s editor and will be responsible for publication in the UK with Michael Pietsch, executive vice-president of Little, Brown and Company,...