Wed, 19/09/2007 - 11:08
Cherie Blair has pipped her husband to the post and signed a deal for her memoirs. Little, Brown, a division of Hachette Livre, bought world rights for an undisclosed sum from Kate Jones at ICM Books. Cherie Blair: The Autobiography will be published in October 2008. It will tell Blair's full life story, including details of her...
Mon, 20/08/2007 - 15:31
Tim Whiting is to return to the UK in March 2008, as publishing director of Little, Brown and Abacus.
He is currently senior publisher at Random House Australia - a role which he took up only last year after leaving Little, Brown in the UK.
Whiting said: "I have enjoyed my time at Random House Australia and feel very...
Wed, 08/08/2007 - 14:12
Bloomsbury editor Jenny Parrott is moving to Little, Brown to take up the newly created role of editorial director of Little, Brown/Abacus.
She will be acquiring upmarket fiction particularly for a female readership, and starts in October.
Mon, 23/07/2007 - 11:54
Little, Brown Book Group has acquired independent publisher Piatkus Books. Founder Judy Piatkus will continue as m.d. until the end of the year, when she will retire from publishing. Piatkus, which has a turnover of around £10m, will become an independent imprint within Little, Brown. It will continue trading at its current premises...
Thu, 21/06/2007 - 12:35
David Shelley was 23 when he was "thrown completely in at the deep end" and made publishing director of Allison & Busby. He'd joined the publisher straight out of university as an editorial assistant, and a combination of staff leaving—and Spanish parent company Editorial Prensa Iberica's obvious confidence in him...