Tue, 26/11/2013 - 15:58
Adele Parks is an author in a unique position: her 14th book Spare Brides (Headline, February) is in many ways a début.
Spare Brides is Parks' first work of historical fiction, seeing Parks moving away from contemporary life to the 1920s.
It is a book she has “wanted to write for three...
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 15:45
Independent booksellers have chosen the 10 "less ordinary" books they think will become Christmas hits for 2013, with England’s 100 Best Views by Simon Jenkins (Profile) their top choice.
Over 200 independent booksellers nominated titles they think will have enduring appeal and make good Christmas presents, in...
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 14:38
Profile is to republish a short story by Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, to be sold exclusively through Waterstones in the UK.
Munro's story, "Queenie", was originally published in the London...
Fri, 13/09/2013 - 14:37
Profile has signed two books by mathematician and YouTube star Eugenia Cheng.
Cakes, Custard and Category Theory will using cookery to explain mathematical concepts, aiming to appeal to people who don't think maths is for them.
Profile acquired world English rights for the title from Diane Banks of Diane Banks Associates,...
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 11:53
Profile Books has signed world rights to a cultural history of shyness by professor Joe Moran at Liverpool John Moores University.
Shrinking Violets is described as Moran's most personal book yet. He said: "I wanted to write a book about shyness because it’s a subject on which I am unfortunately a bit of an...
Wed, 28/08/2013 - 15:00
Schoolchildren are being asked to imagine what they would do if they had the powers of the Norse Gods, in a competition organised to mark publication of The Lost Gods, a new children's book from Francesca Simon.
The Reading Agency is working with Faber and Profile on the competition, run for...
Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:15
Profile is to release a digital edition of England's 100 Best Views by Simon Jenkins alongside its hardback publication in October.
The digital edition, developed alongside Yudu, will be released for iBooks Author, and feature the views as 360 degree panoramas, in high quality and full colour, alongside embedded live...
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 07:22
After 45 years in London's Pentonville Road, Kogan Page has moved offices to Clerkenwell.
The business publisher, which has 29 members of staff, is now based at 45 Gee Street EC1.
Kogan Page m.d. Helen Kogan said: "We’re very excited to move to a bright and contemporary new space which we feel truly matches...
Mon, 15/07/2013 - 12:07
As the publishing industry becomes more competitive, publishers need to react more and more rapidly.
With this in mind, Simon & Schuster has recently rearranged its art department, with its new head of creative, Matthew Johnson, leading a team of three through the ever-changing world of jacket design. Now part of the editorial...
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 10:53
Profile has signed world rights in a new book by Mark Stevenson.
The Shift – Why Our Institutions are Failing Us and What Will Replace Them argues that many of our institutions that were set up in the Industrial Revolution, from education to healthcare and energy production, are not fit for purpose in the modern world,...