Mon, 22/09/2014 - 10:48
The Penguin Children’s Rights team has sold the rights to The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones: The Voyage of the Feroshus Maggot by Will Mabbitt, one of its most prominent titles at this year’s Bologna Book Fair, in nine countries.
Penguin has sold rights in the US, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy,...
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:05
"Treat yourself" and "Treat the ones you love" will be the messages used to advertise Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook, Jamie's Comfort Food, around its release this week (Thursday, 28th August).
The £30 hardback, published by Michael Joseph, will be supported with outdoor advertising and a...
Thu, 21/08/2014 - 14:06
Jojo Moyes' chart-topping novel The One Plus One (Penguin) has been optioned by Hollwood film studio New Line, with Moyes in line to write the script.
New Line, alongside MGM, is currently already developing Moyes' previous novel Me Before You (Penguin).
The book, titled One Plus One in the...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 08:50
Media communications agency Havas Media has won Penguin Random House and DK UK’s £5m media account.
The company has worked on the Penguin account, including DK UK, since 2012, but the new deal will include all of Penguin Random House.
Havas Media will focus on planning and buying across all media on campaigns for...
Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:10
Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton is publishing Ali Smith's Man Booker longlisted How To Be Both (28th August) in a double edition; there will be two versions of the hardback, looking identical on the outside, and buyers will find themselves picking one or the other at random.
The novel is written in two parts of equal...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:30
Penguin has defended a controversial new cover for the Penguin Modern Classics version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, stressing the edition is aimed at adults and not children.
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 12:43
Penguin Books is offering users of file-transfer service WeTransfer the chance to read an excerpt of Will Self’s new novel, Shark (Viking, 4th September). It has also unveiled the global artwork for the novel on the service.
The collaboration between Penguin Books and WeTransfer began earlier this year, when street...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:55
Penguin UK has bought the rights to Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan, based on Tiny Cooper, a character from YA novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Penguin).
Levithan co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, author of smash hit The Fault in our Stars (...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 14:33
Penguin is donating a copy of Jeremy Paxman’s history of the First World War to every secondary school in the UK to mark the centenary of Britain’s declaration of war.
The publisher will send a complimentary copy of Great Britain’s Great War, first published in hardback in October 2013, to the...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:25
Stephen Fry is to mark the publication of his latest volume of memoirs, More Fool Me (Michael Joseph), with a live event at the Royal Festival Hall, which will be broadcast to over 200 cinemas around the country and another 100 around the world.
The event, which is part of the Southbank Centre’s London Literature...