Tue, 15/04/2014 - 15:45
A brief synopsis of a novel can sometimes do it no favours. To say that Carys Bray’s début A Song for Issy Bradley (Hutchinson, June) is about a Mormon family in Lancashire coming to terms with the sudden death of a young daughter is correct —but makes it sound unbearably sad. In places it is devastating, but it is...
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 13:05
Daniel Crewe is joining Penguin General Books as publisher at Viking.
Crewe joins the Viking commissioning team from Profile, where he has worked since 2005, most recently as publisher. During his time at Profile, he commissioned authors including Jonathan Dimbleby, Simon Jenkins, Joe Moran and Sandi Toksvig.
At Viking, Crewe...
Mon, 17/03/2014 - 09:00
Ask Tom Weldon what Penguin Random House’s most important assets are, and he’s very clear. The people. He’ll even identify the individuals. “Probably the most important person at Vauxhall Bridge Road [Random House’s offices] is Jeanette Slinger, the receptionist. If you want to make a book work in those offices,...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 08:50
Andrew Franklin, m.d. of Profile Books, has said it is “shameful” that some publishers do not pay interns even though chief executives are “paying themselves hundreds of thousands of pounds a year”.
Profile has become an accredited Living Wage employer. The publisher said it was the first independent publisher...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 17:52
In Shot Through the Heart (Pan Macmillan, April) Mia Sinclair is the tabloid-proclaimed “First Lady of Love”—a beautiful film star who has made a career from starring in hit romantic comedies. Despite her movie star status, however, in the real world she is constantly unlucky in love and desperate for a love story...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 09:25
Following a month of upheaval in the independent sector, publishers have told The Bookseller that they are focusing on marketing, cost control, export sales, new routes to market and diversification in order to survive.
The comments have come ahead of the Independent Publishers Guild’s annual conference this month, and...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 11:07
Profile Books is to publish a brand new ghost story called Printer's Devil Court by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black (Vintage).
Andrew Franklin. md of Profile, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Vivien Green at Sheil Land. The book will be published in hardback in time for...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 16:39
Profile Books will publish the new book by Costa Book Award shortlisted author Gavin Francis in partnership with Wellcome Collection.
World rights were acquired in all languages from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates.
The book, titled Adventures in Human Being, is described as a "meditation on the human body...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 10:32
Publisher, Nourish Books
How would you describe your role?
I am publisher of the Nourish food and drink list. This includes strategic development of the list, commissioning projects for it (book and digital),...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 08:00
“To coin a phrase, ‘nobody does it better’”, says Ben Macintyre of Kim Philby.
And indeed, his was a spectacular betrayal. A British intelligence agent whose gold-fingered career included a spell as director of the counter-Soviet department, Philby succeeded in passing state secrets to the Soviets for three...