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...
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 07:30
The Book Marketing Society (BMS) has announced the winners of awards for this spring's campaigns, with prizes for Gone Girl and Geek Girl.
Orion's campaign for Gone Girl, run by Mark Rusher and Jo Dawson, was named as the...
Tue, 04/06/2013 - 11:00
Puffin has acquired world rights in two picture book titles from new author/illustrator, Sophy Henn.
Puffin picture book publisher Kate Hayler bought world rights from Paul Moreton at the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.
The first title in the deal, Where Bear?, will be published in hardback in August 2014.
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 11:10
Puffin title But Excuse Me That is My Book by Lauren Child, and Tom's Mad Mop by Celia Warren and Bill Ledger (Pearson UK) have been selected as this year's free Booktime books.
One and a half million free books are gifted through the scheme operated by charity Booktrust in partnership with Pearson, with 730,...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 06:30
Penguin Children's is streamlining its branding and will be releasing titles through only three imprints—Ladybird, Puffin and Penguin—abandoning specialist teen imprint Razorbill in a bid to communicate more directly with readers.
Razorbill, first established in the US, was launched in the UK two years ago. The...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:57
Eoin Colfer has been named as the author of the first of Puffin's eleven Dr Who short stories, with his tale—A Big Hand for the Doctor—to be published globally in e-book form on 23rd January.
The Artemis Fowl author has written a story featuring the First Doctor, as played by William Hartnell, set in...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 07:45
Puffin has acquired a debut novel which is likened to "A Monster Calls meets Jacqueline Wilson", winning rights at auction.
Executive editor at Puffin Fiction, Alexandra Antscherl, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and Europe) for Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Smith, as well as a second...
Thu, 03/01/2013 - 08:45
Puffin is joining in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations by publishing a year-long e-short series, featuring one title for each manifestation of the Doctor, all written by "exciting names" in children's fiction.
The first of the 11 e-books will be released on 23rd January 2013, with its author to be revealed on...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 13:15
Ben Horslen has been appointed as editorial director of Puffin Fiction.
Horslen is currently senior editor at Random House Children's Publishers, where he has worked with authors including Jacqueline Wilson, Simon Mayo and Bear Grylls.
Francesca Dow, Penguin Children’s m.d. said: "I am excited that Ben is...