Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:18
Non-fiction publishers are battling it out for this autumn's blockbusters, with editors confident the celebrity market will bounce back, despite having their "fingers burnt" last year.
However Eugenie Furniss, head of books at WME, which represents Cheryl Cole for her live tour bookings, strongly denied talk that a...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:05
Biteback Publishing has acquired the second volume of diaries by former MP Edwina Currie, with m.d. Iain Dale saying it will have the same "wit, energy and indiscretion" as the first volume which revealed her affair with former prime minister John Major.
Dale bought world rights in the memoirs, which cover 1992-97, directly...
Fri, 26/08/2011 - 08:22
Simon & Schuster has announced it will publish the memoir by former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on 1st November.
No Higher Honour will be published simultaneously in the UK, US and Canada as a hardback, e-book and audiobook. The book will give Rice's insight into her time working in the Bush administration...
Wed, 21/07/2010 - 08:19
The only account of an England player's World Cup has been delayed by more than a year, the publisher has confirmed.
Simon & Schuster has pushed back publication of the memoir by former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole, saying the deadline for publication in time for this year's Christmas trading period had been missed....
Tue, 20/07/2010 - 15:10
Peter Mandelson's hotly-anticipated and controversial memoir, The Third Man (HarperPress), has become one of the fastest-selling political memoirs since records began.
The hardback publication sold 14,960 copies in three days last week, taking £225,000 through UK book retailer tills. Due to substantial retailer...
Tue, 06/04/2010 - 15:15
The celebrity sales malaise of last autumn has continued into 2010, with sales down more than half on the same period last year. In total, just under £2m has been spent on the Top 20 celebrity memoirs of 2010 in the first 13 weeks of 2010. That is down 53% year on year, with volume sales down 61% to 222,700. The overall Total Consumer...
Mon, 08/12/2008 - 06:43
The books world is up in arms over the government's decision to go ahead with legislation to prevent criminals from making money from the stories of their crimes, reports the Guardian. The move has been called an attack on freedom of expression that would be unworkable to implement.
The plan was part of the coroners and justice bill...
Fri, 12/10/2007 - 05:17
A former British diplomat yesterday denounced a lifetime confidentiality agreement demanded by the Foreign Office as "unworkable and draconian", and has refused to sign it, the Guardian reports.
Sir Ivor Roberts, a former ambassador to Italy, said demands by the Foreign Office that "obligations of confidentiality"...