Tue, 30/03/2010 - 17:34
While the big four publishers all saw year-on-year sales dropping in December as celebrity autobiographies failed to hit the mark, their smaller rival Pan Macmillan had a much better Christmas.
With the likes of William Shawcross and Andrew Marr selling strongly through the festive season, Pan Mac's sales surged 13.5% on 2009 to...
Fri, 26/03/2010 - 06:51
Random House dominates an expanded list of “evergreens”, The Bookseller’s list of books that have never fallen out of Nielsen BookScan’s weekly top 5,000 bestseller chart since records began.
The Bookseller’s latest list identifies 81 books dubbed “evergreens”, with Random House...
Tue, 02/03/2010 - 15:15
Pan Macmillan has bought UK rights to a debut novel by Pippa Wright, the former rights director of Hodder & Stoughton. Jenny Geras, senior commissioning editor for fiction, bought Katy Henderson Loses Control at auction from Andrew Kidd director of Aitken Alexander Associates.
Geras said: "We’re all thrilled that Pippa is...
Fri, 26/02/2010 - 07:26
Pan Macmillan fiction publishing director Wayne Brookes has bought three new novels from Tess Stimson in his first acquisition since joining the company from HarperCollins in the New Year.
Brookes bought UK and Commonwealth rights for a six-figure sum from Carole Blake of Blake Friedmann. The first novel in the new deal, The Wife Who...
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 15:45
No-nonsense business guru Lord Alan Sugar has done a deal with Pan Macmillan for his autobiography, to be published this autumn. The star of TV's "The Apprentice" chose Pan Mac after a publishers' "beauty contest", brokering the deal himself without the services of an agent.
Editorial director Ingrid...
Fri, 29/01/2010 - 07:30
Pan Macmillan has bought a “landmark” book from journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr to tie in with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Diamond Queen, an account of Queen Elizabeth’s life and reign, will be published in time for the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the...
Mon, 25/01/2010 - 12:41
Pan Macmillan publishing director Maria Rejt is to head up a new imprint created "to reflect the breadth and distinctiveness of her personal taste."
The imprint, titled Mantle, will be a hardback and trade paperback imprint publishing up to 20 titles a year, encompassing general, crime, thriller and some literary fiction and a...
Thu, 07/01/2010 - 12:14
Creative Content is doubling up its publishing schedule for 2010 and will publish one book a month, starting in January. It has also commissioned a title from Pan Macmillan's digital director Sara Lloyd.
The digital publishing company launched in December 2008 with plans to publish one book every two months. After success with its...
Thu, 03/12/2009 - 14:17
Pan Macmillan is to rejacket crime author Ann Cleeves’ Inspector Vera Stanhope novels with an “atmospheric” new look.
The publisher has also delayed publication of the titles to tie in with broadcast of the ITV1 adaptation of Cleeves’ novel Hidden Depths, which has now been set for September 2010...
Thu, 26/11/2009 - 07:33
Pan Macmillan is spending a "six-figure sum" on the launch of "one of the biggest fiction campaigns" of the year with the publication of Peter James' new paperback.
The publisher will be launching what they believe is the "first series e-book app on the iPhone".
Rebecca Ikin, marketing...