Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:00
Book industry figures around the world have expressed their sadness at the death of bestselling horror writer James Herbert at home in Sussex yesterday (20th March). Herbert was 69.
The author is understood to have been in good health recently, with events planned to support the publication of his new paperback, Ash,...
Tue, 19/02/2013 - 09:20
Writers have condemned the decision by a Scottish council to close seven of its 15 libraries and cut 100% of its art development funding.
The Moray Council made the decision last week, and warned that the present cuts “may not be...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:20
Authors including Joanne Harris and Mark Billingham have spoken out against Amazon's new ban on authors leaving reviews about other people's books in the same genre, according to the Telegraph....
Thu, 25/10/2012 - 10:50
An online book discussion forum is the latest venture from the triborough library services in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham.
The scheme will be launched on November 6th at Kensington Central Library with an event with author Mark Billingham, whose crime novel Sleepyhead (Little, Brown)...
Mon, 23/07/2012 - 10:15
Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie was among those speaking out against low-priced e-books at an impassioned debate on the subject held at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on Friday (20th July).
Mon, 23/04/2012 - 09:00
The Duchess of Cornwall, Stephen Fry and actor William Rycroft are among those gearing up to hand out World Book Night titles this evening (23rd April) as the second year of the event set up to promote reading takes place.
This year's event marks the first international World Book Night event, with Germany, the USA and Ireland...
Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:20
Gardners will launch its consumer marketing campaign for Hive next Wednesday (October 12th) with an online competition with crime fiction author Mark Billingham.
The campaign is called "Have the Last Word", with Billingham providing the beginning of a new story and Gardners encouraging customers to go to the site and write...
Mon, 27/07/2009 - 07:14
Little, Brown author Mark Billingham has won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for his novel Death Message; it is the second time Billingham has won since his novel LazyBones scored the inaugural prize in 2005.
He beat shortlisted names such as Lee Child, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin. The...
Tue, 20/11/2007 - 18:12
Author "Will Peterson" is a pseudonym for two authors, adult crime writer Mark Billingham and screenwriter Peter Cocks. They are no strangers to working together, having spent 12 years in partnership writing children's television scripts, but this is the first novel that they have penned together.