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...
Wed, 11/06/2014 - 12:58
The first book in David Hewson’s new Amsterdam-based crime series, published by Pan Macmillan, has been optioned for Dutch television.
The House of Dolls, the first in a number of books featuring detective Pieter Vos, will be made into a television series by Eyeworks, the international TV group recently acquired by...
Tue, 20/05/2014 - 10:00
Carole Tonkinson is to leave HarperCollins to launch a new non-fiction imprint at Pan Macmillan.
The imprint, which has yet to be named, will specialise in parenting, inspirational memoir, wellness and self-realisation, including cookery, business books and self-help.
It will sit alongside Pan Macmillan’s other non-...
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 10:00
Blackwell’s has been crowned Book Retailer of the Year while Little, Brown scooped the coveted Publisher of the Year title at the Bookseller Industry Awards this evening (12th May).
The chain bookseller was commended for responding to digital challenges faced by bricks and mortar booksellers with its digital development hub in...
Wed, 07/05/2014 - 09:30
Pan Macmillan has signed a "significant" six-figure deal for three books from Miranda Dickinson.
Senior commissioning editor Caroline Hogg acquired world English right for the books from Hannah Ferguson at The Marsh Agency.
Dickinson has written six novels, all with Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins, with the most...