Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:50
At a busy Bologna Children's Book Fair, interest has focused on standalone projects that have the potential to make an international impact, publishers and agents have said.
Penguin Children's m.d. Francesca Dow said conversations about brand building were becoming "more and more important" as discoverability emerged...
Fri, 09/11/2012 - 08:30
The merger of Penguin Children's Books and Random House Children's Books within the trade giant Penguin Random House has been described as a meeting of "titans", arousing mixed reactions from the wider trade.
Scout John McLay said: "They both have a lot of strengths‚ Penguin seems to be focusing more on...
Thu, 08/12/2011 - 07:00
Writers Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Jamila Gavin, and actress and writer Meera Syal, are all to become patrons of Tamarind Books. The four will give support and act as ambassadors for the cultural-diversity specialist children's imprint.
Tamarind was bought into Random House Children's Books in 2007, with founder...
Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:15
Sales of children's books have rocketed during the past 10 years, but not just thanks to bestsellers like JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, but because of growth in backlist and midlist sales.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, sales of children's books have surged from £193m in 2001 to £325m in 2010. This growth...
Wed, 23/03/2011 - 15:45
Random House Children's Books is to publish the final book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle this autumn.
The fourth title will be called Inheritance, following Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr. It will be published in the UK on 8th November 2011, simultaneously with the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as an £...
Thu, 18/11/2010 - 09:04
Random House Children’s Books is to publish Mortal Kiss, the interactive children’s book it created with social gaming site Stardoll.
The novel was written as a collaboration between writers and editors at RHCB and programmers at Stardoll. The paranormal mystery was serialised on the website over the eight-week period leading...
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 11:48
Random House Children’s Books has created its first app for Malorie Blackman’s new title, Boys Don’t Cry.
The app, My CriBaby, is a game rather than a book with just the first chapter of the book included as part of it. Gavin Hilzbrich, digital marketing manager for RHCB, said the 59p app represented a substantial...
Thu, 04/11/2010 - 15:13
The managing directors of Cornerstone, Ebury and Random House Children's Books are among the new appointments to the board of the publisher.
Susan Sandon, Cornerstone m.d., Fiona MacIntyre, Ebury m.d., Philippa Dickinson, RHCB m.d. and group HR director Neil Morrison have all been appointed with immediate effect.
Tue, 14/09/2010 - 12:26
A children's book written by US president Barack Obama before he entered the Oval Office is to be published by Random House in November.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters is illustrated by Lauren Long and is described as "a tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans, from the first president, George Washington, to...
Wed, 04/03/2009 - 08:26
The Random House Group is to sell The DFC, a weekly comic launched in May 2008, or close it. The company said that if no buyer was found the title would close on 27th March, with the loss of one full-time position. Philippa Dickinson, managing director of Random House Children's Books, said: "Unfortunately, in the current...