Mon, 22/04/2013 - 15:21
Mari Evans is to join Headline as publishing director, fiction, with a brief to lead its commercial publishing. She joins from Michael Joseph.
Meanwhile, Marion Donaldson will become executive publisher at Headline, moving from her existing role of director of publishing. Donaldson’s new role will see her with “a roving...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:30
Canadian writer A S A Harrison, whose debut novel The Silent Wife (Headline) is due for worldwide release in June, has died.
The writer had been due to participate in July's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, as part of Val McDermid's "New Blood" panel event, which each year...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:00
The Publishers Association has launched a new area of its website as a resource for those looking to work in publishing, or already in the industry.
Chief executive Richard Mollet said: "To continue its success, British publishing requires people with a range of...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:00
Scholastic has made two senior appointments in newly created roles.
Samantha Smith has joined from Little, Brown in the role of fiction publisher, with Rachel Partridge [pictured] moving from Universal Pictures to take up the post of group marketing and publicity director.
Smith will be joining Scholastic on 20th May, and...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 08:30
Faber has appointed Sarah Savitt to a full-time editor role, focusing on acquiring new fiction and non-fiction title.
She previously spent six years working on the paperbacks list.
Savitt began acquiring titles four years ago, bringing to Faber such writers as Louise Doughty, author of Whatever You Love, and Maria...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 15:33
Rebellion Publishing imprint Abaddon has appointed David Moore as new commissioning editor.
Moore, previously desk editor, will oversee new commissions at the imprint as well as creating more original shared worlds, such as the steampunk adventure pulp series Pax Britannia.
Editor-in-chief of Abaddon Books and Solaris,...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 09:30
Kate Burke will join Diane Banks Associates as an agent in April.
Burke has been editorial director at Random House imprint Century, and previously worked at HarperCollins and Penguin, working with bestselling women’s fiction and crime authors.
At the agency, she will focus on commercial fiction and selected non-...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 08:30
Hachette Children’s Books has promoted senior rights manager Nirmal Sandhu to the position of head of rights from next month.
Sandhu has been at Hachette Children’s Books for six years; he was previously rights manager at Orchard Books. He will continue to report to group rights and digital director Andy Sharp.
Fri, 22/03/2013 - 09:10
Dorling Kindersley has set up a salaried internship in memory of Christopher Davis.
Davis, who helped set up the company and worked there for over 30 years, died in December aged 71. DK will offer three-month internships in its editorial department, beginning in September. The aim of the programme is to open opportunities to a wide...
Thu, 21/03/2013 - 16:27
Novelist Philip Pullman has been elected as the new president of the Society of Authors.
Pullman will replace crime writer P D James, who will retire from the role in August, the month of her 93rd birthday.
Pullman said: "P D James has been a magnificent president, whose knowledge and wit and wisdom will be very hard to...