Tue, 24/01/2012 - 08:15
Macmillan Children's Books has won world rights in a first novel called Soldier Dog by Sam Angus, following a "hotly contested" three-way auction".
Fiction editor Rachel Petty bought world rights to the novel, the story of a boy soldier and his messenger dog during the First World War, through Lucy Juckes...
Wed, 21/12/2011 - 08:29
Scottish actor David Tennant, known for his roles in “Doctor Who” and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been chosen to voice the downloadable audiobook of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by the family of Ian Fleming.
The novel by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the first official sequel to Fleming’s...
Mon, 19/12/2011 - 08:03
Macmillan Children's Books has launched its first app, Dear Zoo, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the classic lift-the-flap book by Rod Campbell in 2012. The Dear Zoo App will retail for £2.99.
Sara Lloyd, digital director for Pan Macmillan, said: "For us, an app always has to deliver something very special....
Tue, 08/11/2011 - 13:40
A book about feline pirates has claimed the bounty of an award at this year’s Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
Cats Ahoy! by Peter Bently and illustrated by Jim Field (Macmillan Children’s Books) was awarded the prize for children aged six and under at today’s prize ceremony.
The Brilliant World of Tom...
Mon, 24/10/2011 - 15:50
Macmillan Children's Books has acquired a new trilogy called Birthright by Elsewhere author Gabrielle Zevin, who was previously published by Bloomsbury.
UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, were bought in the books from Douglas Stewart at Sterling Lord Literistic agency in the US, in a deal brokered by the UK sub...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:55
Macmillan Children’s Books has signed up publishing rights in crime-fighting CBeebies character Rastamouse.
The deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, including e-books and apps, was struck with DHX Media, and will enable Macmillan to publish a range of Rastamouse products including storybooks, sound books, graphic novels, annuals...
Tue, 06/09/2011 - 15:31
Rebecca McNally, fiction publishing director at Macmillan Children’s Books, is to join Bloomsbury, taking the role of publishing director and international editor-in-chief for children's books.
She replaces Sarah Odedina, who leaves on Friday (9th September) to head up a new children's publisher being started by Bonnier...
Mon, 01/08/2011 - 15:54
Macmillan Children's Books has appointed current Carlton Publishing m.d. Belinda Rasmussen to the role of publisher.
She will report directly to Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson, and will join the Pan Macmillan executive board. Her start date is still to be confirmed.
Rasmussen has been m.d. at Carlton since 2008,...
Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:27
Macmillan Children's Books is launching a national competition with ITV1's breakfast show, "Daybreak".
The competition, "What's The Story", will launch on 4th July and invite children aged between seven-12 to write a 500-word story, to be submitted by 25th July. Illustrator Lydia Monks, whose books...
Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:20
Poetry publishers have united en masse to demand the Arts Council overturn its decision to stop funding the Poetry Book Society, saying the demise of the organisation would lead to a "considerable loss of sales".
A total of 43 publishers, including Parisa Ebrahimi at Chatto & Windus, Dan Franklin at Jonathan Cape, Gaby...