Tue, 10/12/2013 - 07:30
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired the rights to two Moone Boy novels, based on the Sky 1HD show. "Moone Boy" is written by actor Chris O’Dowd and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy.
Venetia Gosling, publisher for six-plus at MCB, acquired world rights from Robert Kirby at United Agents, in...
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 15:23
Macmillan Children’s Books is creating two new publishing divisions—Macmillan Under 6s and Macmillan Over 6s—to focus on brands and customer needs.
Stephanie Barton [left] will take on the role of publisher of the Under 6s, which will look after books for babies up to emerging readers. Authors and...
Tue, 10/09/2013 - 08:30
Macmillan Children's Books pre-school imprint Campbell Books wants to feature the UK's "best independent bookshop" in its Busy Books series.
The series for young children is one of Campbell's best selling, and features titles including Busy Park, Busy Farm and Busy Airport.
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books has bought two new YA novels from Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor and Park (Orion), including one on the topical subject of fan fiction.
Commissioning editor Rachel Petty bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Fangirl and a second, untitled, novel from Nicola Barr at Green & Heaton...
Wed, 17/07/2013 - 07:30
Hannah Sheppard is to join DHH Literary Agency.
Sheppard joins the agency from Headline, where she ran the group's young adult and crossover lists, commissioning authors such as Julianna Baggot, Jennifer E Smith and Tanya Byrne.
Previously, she worked at Macmillan Children's Books. While at university, she set up a...
Tue, 18/06/2013 - 15:55
Michele Young is to join Macmillan Children's Books as International Rights Director, with overall responsibility for rights and co-edition sales across MCB and all imprints, including Kingfisher.
Young will leave Quercus to take up the role on 2nd September, ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair. She previously held rights roles at...
Tue, 04/06/2013 - 11:13
Macmillan Children's Books has acquired the tie-in publishing licence for the upcoming film, "Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie".
Macmillan has bought UK and Commonwealth rights from BBC Worldwide in the property, and will publish its first titles in November.
The initial titles will be: Walking with...
Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:25
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new children’s title by Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
The title, Brilliant, is set in Doyle’s native Dublin, and the publisher described it as “a short, allegorical ‘quest’ novel”, with elements of magic realism.
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books is strongly represented in the range of titles revealed for the 2013 Bookbuzz programme, designed to help 11-year-olds to read for pleasure.
MCB has four of the 17 titles (see below) on the publisher-supported scheme, which lets schools offer year seven students the chance to choose a book from one of 17...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 16:25
Macmillan Children’s Books has appointed Stephanie Barton to the new position of pre-school publishing director, with Barton to join the company on 1st May.
Since 2010, Barton founded and ran Barton-Welby, an independent consultancy business specialising in children's publishing and media. Barton was previously managing...