Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:29
Pan Macmillan has bought a debut thriller by a former senior editor at Cosmopolitan.
Assistant editor Louise Buckley and publishing director Wayne Brookes bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll from Simon & Schuster in the US, which bought the book at auction for “an impressive...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 10:48
Pan Macmillan is promising a “huge global transmedia campaign” across physical and digital for the fifth instalment of Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles series, Mightier Than the Sword (Macmillan).
The book, which was originally planned to be the last book in the series before it was extended to seven...
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 13:18
Pan Macmillan has acquired an illustrated guide to driving by Ben Collins, formerly Stig of "Top Gear".
World rights in How to Drive: The Ultimate Guide – from the Man Who Was the Stig were acquired by non-fiction publisher Jon Butler from Mark Lucas at LAW.
Collins will share the skills he has...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones’ appointment of Pan Macmillan’s Sandra Taylor (pictured) as head of events and external relations marks a renewed drive for the retailer to broaden its events profile.
Taylor, a former Bookseller Rising Star who has worked on publicity campaigns for titles such as Burial Rites by Hannah Kent...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:10
Eighty staff members at Pan Macmillan have pledged to support literacy charities as part of the Reading for Pleasure initiative, following the first campaign roadshow held at the publisher's offices last week (23rd July).
The Publishers Association's Reading for Pleasure campaign brings charities and other organisations...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:00
Pan Macmillan’s non-fiction editorial director Georgina Morley has acquired three new books, including two written by bloggers.
Morley acquired world English language rights in Milk of Paradise, by historian and blogger Lucy Inglis, from Kirsty McLachlan at David Godwin Associates.
The book is a history of...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 11:51
Pan Macmillan is to publish the first collection of comic verse from entertainer Des O’Connor.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell acquired Laughter Lines from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown.
O’Connor has been writing his own comic verse for a number of years, and started performing them during his one-man...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 09:30
Pan Macmillan has acquired six more adult novels and one YA book from David Baldacci.
Editorial director Trisha Jackson negotiated the deals for UK and Commonwealth rights with the Abner Stein agency on behalf of the Aaron Priest Literary Agency in New York.
Baldacci has been published by Pan Macmillan since 2003, and the...
Wed, 02/07/2014 - 16:01
The “whiteboard moment” for Pan Macmillan’s current non-fiction strategy came to the division’s boss during the depth of the recession, borne out of what had become an increasingly wobbly UK bookselling market.
“You look at the BookScan figures and to get a top 10 bestseller in a week, it is maybe 1,000...
Fri, 13/06/2014 - 13:14
The first FutureBook Hack will take place this weekend, with programmers, developers and entrepreneurs tackling challenges that cover audio, data and children’s books.
The hackathon, which will be held at UCL tomorrow and Sunday (14th and 15th), will be introduced by...