Fri, 07/06/2013 - 15:30
The dominance of Amazon and the importance of copyright were two key themes of Independents Day, an exploration of independent businesses in the creative sector, held by the Independent Alliance and Institute of Contemporary Arts yesterday (6th June).
Indie publisher Profile contributed more in tax last year than...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 10:47
Film rights have been signed for Cathi Unsworth’s novel Weirdo, published by Profile imprint Serpent’s Tail.
Alex Usbourne at Picture Palace North signed up film rights in a deal with Meg Davis at Ki Agency Ltd, on behalf of Rupert Crew Ltd.
Weirdo was first released as a trade paperback by Serpent’s Tail in...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 11:57
The Times Literary Supplement will be the media partner for the The Literary Consultancy’s 2013 Writing in a Digital Age Conference.
Held at the Free Word Centre on 7th and 8th of June, the conference for writers will feature a keynote address from author Audrey Niffenegger, and include involvement from publishers such...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:16
Publishers have praised Kobo’s determination to win market share in the UK and other territories, hailing the decision to launch a luxury e-reader at LBF as a “clever move”.
The Kobo Aura has a 30% larger HD e-ink screen, with special contours for comfortable reading, and is priced at £139.99. The launch...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:00
Faber and Profile have teamed up to acquire rights to a new novel from children's author Francesca Simon.
The publishers signed a deal for world rights with Rosemary Sandberg at Rosemary Sandberg Agents Ltd.
The new book will continue the adventures of the Carnegie-longlisted The Sleeping Army. The second in the...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:00
Publishers and agents sounded a note of caution about European markets, but insisted optimism in the UK was strong as LBF entered its final day.
Many fairgoers noted it as one of the busiest LBFs in recent years, yet a number pointed out that many European territories seem to be struggling.
Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan...
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 07:45
Ruth Killick, publicity director at Profile Books, is leaving the company to set up her own PR agency in Bristol.
Killick, who has been at Profile for 11 years, will leave to start Ruth Killick Publicity in May.
She said: "My 11 years at Profile have been an amazing experience—the chance to work with inspiring...
Mon, 04/02/2013 - 08:50
A call by Foyles c.e.o. Sam Husain for more support on margin for high street booksellers has been met with silence from the major trade houses. Independent presses have expressed support, but noted their own eroded margins.
In an open...
Fri, 18/01/2013 - 13:08
Profile has announced a new book from Michael Haag exploring the background of Dan Brown’s latest novel, Inferno (Transworld).
Haag’s book, Inferno Decoded, is set for publication in June 2013, just four weeks after Inferno’s release.
The news comes only four days after...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 16:50
The distinguished editor Peter Carson died today (9th January) following a long illness.
Carson was editor-in-chief of Penguin’s adult publishing division throughout the 1980s and 1990s, overseeing the creation of the Viking imprint in the UK and the separation of Penguin’s adult publishing into its current Press and...