Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:40
Faber & Faber has partnered with the Guardian newspaper to create a new publishing imprint.
Guardian Faber, as the imprint will be called, will focus on a range of non-fiction titles, with books coming both from the Guardian News & Media group’s own writers, and other authors. It aims to commission up to 20 new...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:15
The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency has appointed David Haviland to build a fiction list, with the agency having previously specialised in non-fiction.
It is the first appointment in 25 years for the agency, which is also looking to take on placing UK rights for American and Australian agencies.
Haviland is an experienced...
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:15
John Murray is planning to expand its non-fiction publishing output and has appointed Georgina Laycock to the role of publisher.
Laycock joins from Penguin Press where she worked on titles including Pop Goes the Weasel and Atlas of Remote Islands.
She will be working on the commissioning team alongside Kate...
Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:00
Ebury has acquired a "blisteringly honest" memoir about being a submissive, Can You Keep a Secret?, to be published this December.
Editorial director Charlotte Cole bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title by Katie Collins from Eve White at the Eve White Literary Agency on behalf of Irish publisher Y Books....
Mon, 25/06/2012 - 08:04
Penguin UK, US and India have together acquired a narrative non-fiction account of the terrorist siege which took place at Mumbai's Taj hotel in November 2008.
Viking editorial director Joel Rickett bought world rights from David Godwin at David Godwin Associates, with Chiki Sarkar at Penguin India and Emily Murdock Baker at...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:00
Butlers and ballgowns are back this autumn, with the third season of ITV's period drama hit "Downton Abbey" coming in September, and publishers following suit with related titles.
Collins will publish the official "Downton Abbey" tie-ins, Downton Abbey—The Complete Scripts: Season One (£14...
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, 31/10/2011 - 07:45
The Bodley Head has bought a title exploring the biology of violence, aggression and competition, written by Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky.
Publishing director Will Sulkin bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title Human Aggression, Human Compassion And the Ambiguities of Biology,...
Mon, 22/11/2010 - 07:45
Entirely face-out sections, dedicated publisher areas and revamped travel departments are among the non-fiction experiments Waterstone’s could roll out around the country come the new year.
Over the past few months a variety of trials in the retailer’s Cambridge store have been taking place after the branch reopened its...
Mon, 15/11/2010 - 08:50
Serious biographies may need to be reinvented with publishers refusing to pay high advances for non-fiction, the agent Andrew Kidd has claimed.
Kidd, who left Picador in 2008 to join Aitken Alexander, spoke to the Observer in an article about declining advances for serious non-fiction. The author Victoria Glendinning, who has written...