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...
Wed, 21/11/2012 - 08:54
Puffin has acquired two new titles in Garcia and Stohl's Beautiful Creatures series.
Editor Anthea Townsend acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights from Little, Brown US in Beautiful Creatures: The Manga (A Graphic Novel) and Beautiful Creatures: The Official Movie Companion.
The Beautiful Creatures...
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 16:15
Jeff Kinney's seventh Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel, The Third Wheel (Puffin), has become one of the fastest-selling children's books since official sales records began.
The hardback children's title, which recounts Greg Heffley's attempts to secure a date for his school's Valentine's Day dance, sold 91,...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 08:30
Puffin is releasing the first six Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney as e-books for the first time on 30th October, building up to the simultaneous e-book and hardback release of the seventh title, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel on 14th November.
As part of the series branding in e-book form, the books will carry their own...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 08:00
Egmont has appointed Sarah Hughes as publishing director for its fiction list, with Hughes moving from Puffin to take up the post.
Hughes will start her new role on 3rd December, having been fiction publishing director at Puffin.
Cally Poplack, m.d. of Egmont Press and Egmont USA, said: "Egmont Press has a strong...
Wed, 26/09/2012 - 08:10
Sally Gritten, formerly managing director of HarperCollins Children's Books, died on Monday 24th September following a long battle with leukaemia.
Gritten's first role in publishing came in 1989 when she answered an advertisement to run Puffin's 50th anniversary campaign. She was then appointed marketing and publicity...