Mon, 10/03/2014 - 14:20
Puffin has acquired middle-grade series The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, about a girl who finds herself on a pirate ship, by debut author Will Mabbitt.
Junior editor Laura Squire and editorial director Ben Horslen acquired world rights in two books from Paul Moreton of Bell Lomax Moreton.
“This is young middle-...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 09:00
App developer StoryToys has signed a three-year deal to develop a series of apps based on Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as part of the brand’s 45th anniversary promotions.
The Joester Loria Group, global licensing agent for The World of Eric Carle estate, brokered the deal.
Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:30
Puffin and the Roald Dahl estate are planning a “bonanza” 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, including three new print books.
Francesca Dow, m.d. for Penguin Children’s, said Charlie . . . was Dahl’s most successful book in terms of consumer awareness...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 07:30
What do you get if you mix Steven Butler, the author of The Wrong Pong, and one naughty, spiky-haired little boy? Yes, Dennis the Menace is back. This time in diary form.
Puffin will publish a series of diaries, starting with The Diary of Dennis the Menace, which will hit the shelves in February 2014. Written by...
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 09:18
Puffin has appointed Amy McCulloch as editorial director for fiction.
McCulloch joins Puffin from HarperCollins, where she has been a commissioning editor of the sci-fi and fantasy Voyager list.
Before starting at HarperCollins,...
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 08:00
The eighth book in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Hard Luck (Puffin), will have a UK first printing of 800,000 copies.
The run for Hard Luck, due for publication on 6th November, is Penguin's biggest-ever first printing of a children's book.
The publisher also said Jeff Kinney's...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 09:13
Puffin has acquired "a brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds" from Irish comedian David O'Doherty.
Editor David Maybury bought world rights to Danger is Everywhere in all languages, electronic and audio, winning against "strong competition" from three other publishers.
Thu, 03/10/2013 - 14:20
If Katharine Grant’s adult début Sedition (Virago, January) needed a subtitle, Girls Gone Wild would be ideal. Set in London in 1794, while the French Revolution is intensifying across the seas in Paris, it follows the plight of four fevered and corseted young ladies, set to be married off by their slightly...
Wed, 25/09/2013 - 07:30
Puffin editorial director Ben Horslen has pre-empted world rights to an "exceptionally powerful" YA debut, which is claimed will rival the work of Patrick Ness and Moira Young.
Horslen acquired David Hofmeyr's coming of age tale Stone Rider, and a second book, in a deal with Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis...
Wed, 07/08/2013 - 07:45
Oxford University Press has signed up four books to appear in the Me Books digital bookshop from October.
All the OUP titles which will appear in Me Books will contain exclusive narrative material and patented Me Books ‘draw and record’ technology.
The new titles are Smile Crocodile Smile by An Vrombaut...