Fri, 22/02/2013 - 12:00
Octopus has acquired a book by "Made in Chelsea" reality star Jamie Laing about his business, sweet shop Candy Kittens.
Octopus commissioning editor Eleanor Maxfiled bought world rights in the title from fellow Candy Kittens founders Ed Williams and Warren Crane.
The book will be published in May under the Mitchell...
Wed, 05/12/2012 - 08:22
Octopus Publishing Group is gearing up for a digital Christmas by launching another 50 fixed-format e-books into its publishing schedule.
The fully illustrated digital editions, which will all be released ahead of 25th December, will include Vintage Tea Party Year by Angel Adoree, Pierre Koffmann's Memories of Gascony...
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:02
Octopus has signed a four-book deal with baby food brand Ella's Kitchen, with the first book to be published in late April 2013 under the Hamlyn imprint.
Group publishing director Denise Bates bought world rights and the books will be packaged by Harris + Wilson.
The books will feature recipes for parents to cook for...
Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:21
Octopus company Mitchell Beazley has acquired The Bowler's Meatball Cookbook by Jez Felwick, described as a "rising star of the street food scene".
Octopus publisher Alison Starling bought world rights in the book direct from the author, and will publish as a £16.99 hardback in February 2013.
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 08:00
Head of Zeus has appointed Richard Milbank as publishing director, non-fiction, with Milbank moving from Octopus to take up the post.
Milbank, who has also previously worked at Orion, Quercus and Atlantic, will begin work at Head of Zeus on 24th September, and will be responsible for a programme of up to thirty titles a year, with a...
Mon, 09/07/2012 - 08:15
Octopus is extending its partnership with the Design Museum, and building on the Fifty series, with three new titles coming this autumn.
Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s and separate titles covering the 1960s and 1970s will all be published on 1st October as £12.99 hardbacks, written by Grazia style director...
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:15
Octopus has acquired the tie-in to Lion TV's "Wartime Farm" a new series lined up for this autumn following "Victorian Farm" and "Edwardian Farm".
Group publishing director Denise Bates acquired world rights to the title from Lion TV agent Julian Alexander. Mitchell Beazley will publish on 3rd...
Thu, 26/04/2012 - 08:15
Octopus has signed a further two-book deal with TV chef Rosemary Shrager.
Publishing director Stephanie Jackson bought worldwide rights in the titles, with Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family and Friends to be published under the Hamlyn imprint in September 2012.
The second book in the deal,...
Tue, 24/04/2012 - 07:30
Octopus has acquired a book with recipes from Southern US-style slow-cooked food restaurant, Pitt Cue Co, which launched in the UK last summer.
Publisher Stephanie Jackson acquired world rights from owners and consultants Tom Adams, Jamie Berger, Richard H Turner and Simon Anderson, and will publish the title in May 2013. Dishes will...
Tue, 21/02/2012 - 07:00
Octopus has acquired the first book from boutique ice-cream parlour The Icecreamists, which sells ice creams including Baby Goo Goo, made with breast milk, and with names such as Taking the Pistachio and Under the Cherry Spoon.
Cookery commissioning editor Eleanor Maxfield bought world rights through Jonathan Pegg at the Jonathan Pegg...