Thu, 06/03/2014 - 16:27
An electronic version of Peter James’ 1993 novel Host, which was published on two floppy discs, is to go on display in London’s Science Museum as the world’s first electronic novel.
Penguin published Host, about a computer scientist who believes he can cheat death by having the contents of his brain...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:20
Penguin India has defended its decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's The Hindus from sale, saying a specific section of India's penal code is making it "increasingly difficult for any Indian publisher to uphold international standards of free expression without deliberately placing itself outside the law."...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 08:55
Penguin has teamed up with B.o.B’s Lobster van to give away free signed copies of Graeme Simsion’s romantic comedy novel The Rosie Project and lobster rolls to the first 100 people who visit their popup in Spitalfield’s Market today, Valentine's Day (14th February).
Debut author Simsion will be at the...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 13:27
Author Wendy Doniger has said she does not blame Penguin India for agreeing to pull all copies of her book The Hindus in India.
The US academic's book is a narrative account of the history of the religion. Campaign group Shiksha Bachao Andolan had argued that the book was insulting to Hindus and focused on "sex...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 11:16
Penguin Children's has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights for a YA contemporary romance about two teenage boys falling in love, entitled Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by debut author Becky Albertalli.
The pre-empt deal also involved Penguin acquiring the rights to Albertalli’s as yet unnamed second...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 08:55
A group of Pearson employees involved in fulfilling customer and credit services for Penguin have entered a consultation and are at risk of losing their jobs.
The roles were in customer and credit services for Penguin, before it merged with Random House and became Penguin Random House on 1st July 2013.
The services are...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 08:20
This year marks the 100th birthday of the late Laurie Lee, the much-loved author of Cider with Rosie.
Publishers including Vintage, Penguin and Unicorn will celebrate the centenary, publishing new editions of Lee’s best-known autobiographical works, poetry, and a new book of his recently discovered paintings and...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 11:42
Sony Columbia Pictures is going to adapt D H Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover for film, after paying $500,000 (just over £300,000) for rights to the novel, according to a Sunday Times report.
The deal has been struck through Lawrence's literary agent Pollinger.
Sony has commissioned Oscar...
Wed, 22/01/2014 - 08:40
Michael Joseph has held on to Sylvia Day in the UK, snapping up the first books in a new series for 2015 publication.
Last week in the US the author moved from Penguin to Macmillan's St Martin's Press for two new novels, for a...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 09:10
Thirty years after Penguin discontinued its non-fiction imprint Pelican, the publisher is re-launching the brand this spring.
Pelican’s five launch titles, which reinforce the imprint’s ambition of publishing titles of “intellectual rigour with simple, clear and accessible prose”, range from topics including...