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...
Wed, 02/07/2014 - 13:44
Publishers Penguin and Walker Books picked up two awards each at the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle, held today (Wednesday 2nd July), with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars taking the award for best story for young teenagers.
The competition, the first to be sponsored by the online retailer,...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 09:40
Penguin has defended Kevin Brooks' Carnegie medal after literary journalists criticised the winning title for its “shock value”, “lack of redemption” and for being "depressing".
Writing in the...
Tue, 17/06/2014 - 09:10
Apple has agreed to an undisclosed settlement in the e-book price fixing case in the US after bowing out of a civil class action lawsuit taken by 33 US states and individual consumers.
A document filed with a New York court by lawyer Steve Berman, said that Apple and the state of Texas, et al, had reached an agreement.
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 15:57
Penguin will this year publish books based on CiTV cartoon Matt Hatter Chronicles, as part of an extensive licensing programme that rolls out this autumn.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), the UK agent for Platinum Films, has signed 17 UK licensing partners to produce books,annuals, toys and clothes,...
Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:40
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.
Penguin, Marquez's publisher in the UK, said it was "deeply saddened" by the death of the 87-year-old.
The author’s death was announced on Thursday 17th April by Fernanda Familiar, a spokeswoman for his family, on Twitter. She wrote:...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:50
The bestselling author of the Adrian Mole books died on 10th April. Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph, writes:
I first had contact with Susan Lillian Townsend in 1991 when she was writing The Queen And I. I was working as a (very) junior copyeditor for the great Geoffrey Strachan, Sue’s...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:10
Covers of Penguin Books’ titles designed by street artists will be showcased on file-transfer service WeTransfer.
The book covers, designed by artists including Nathan Burton, Sickboy and 45RPM, will take over WeTransfer's full-screen backgrounds in the form of multiple still life photographs displaying a range of Penguin...