Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:15
John Murray is planning to expand its non-fiction publishing output and has appointed Georgina Laycock to the role of publisher.
Laycock joins from Penguin Press where she worked on titles including Pop Goes the Weasel and Atlas of Remote Islands.
She will be working on the commissioning team alongside Kate...
Fri, 02/11/2012 - 07:15
Penguin Press title Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
Writer Steve Coll was awarded the £30,000 prize at a dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan last night.
The author is a staff writer at the New...
Thu, 06/09/2012 - 07:55
Penguin Press has snapped up a title by two professors that deals with the relationship between economics and health.
The Body Economic is by David Stuckler, a sociologist and professor of health economics at Cambridge University, and Dr Sanjay Basu, a doctor at Stanford Hospital in California and professor of epidemiology....
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 15:43
Hamish Hamilton has signed up a novel from South American writer Daniel Galera, a novelist selected by Granta as one the best young Brazilian novelists.
Simon Prosser at HH and Scott Moyers at the Penguin Press in New York acquired the English language rights to Horse Hands from Laurence Laluyaux...
Tue, 24/07/2012 - 07:00
Penguin Press has signed a new book from comedian and mathematician Matt Parker after a nine-publisher auction, where all bids were made in prime numbers, numbers derived from pi, and other mathematical figures.
UK and Commonwealth rights to Things To Make And Do In The Fourth Dimension were ultimately won by Helen Conford...
Tue, 25/10/2011 - 08:00
Penguin has pre-empted a novel set in contemporary San Francisco, with Penguin Press also to publish in the US following a 10-way auction there.
Viking commissioning editor Will Hammond acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins at the Frankfurt Book Fair from Cathryn Summerhayes, on...
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 12:00
Penguin Press has signed the second book by professor John Bradshaw, author of In Defence of Dogs, with felines the topic this time.
Will Goodlad acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to the book, provisionally titled In Support of Cats, through Patrick Walsh of Conville & Walsh. The book was...
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 08:58
Penguin Press is the latest publisher to acquire a book on the News Corp phone hacking scandal, by Tom Watson MP and Independent journalist Martin Hickman.
Publishing director Stuart Proffitt acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander. The book will be published by the end of 2011, although...
Mon, 18/10/2010 - 14:49
Penguin Press has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to non-fiction title The Romani Gypsies by Yaron Matras.
Editorial director Helen Conford bought the rights in a pre-emptive deal with Caroline Dawnay at United Agents.
Matras is a professor of linguistics at Manchester University and researchers in Romani studies. The book...
Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:25
Penguin Press/Particular Books editorial director Helen Conford has bought world rights in Is That A Fish In Your Ear by translator David Bellos.
Conford pre-empted the book from Claire Paterson at Janklow & Nesbit. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? reflects on the art of translation and what it tells us about communication....