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...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 07:00
The seventh book by Jeff Kinney in the bestselling Wimpy Kid series will be called Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, and will have a chocolate brown cover.
The title will be published on 14th November, with Puffin reporting UK sales of the series so far as close to four million copies.
Puffin said it will invest...
Mon, 28/05/2012 - 16:10
Michelle Paver burst onto the bestseller lists with the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, a six-part adventure series set in the Stone Age featuring a boy hero and his wolf.
Translated into 35 languages, Chronicles sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide and the final part, Ghost Hunter, won the 2010 Guardian’s Children...
Fri, 18/05/2012 - 08:05
Andrew Miller's Costa-winning Pure (Sceptre) and five Puffin titles have been shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Week Book Awards 2012.
Shortlists of 10 adult titles and 12 children's titles have been chosen by a panel of independent booksellers. The winners will be voted for by the public, with voting...
Thu, 10/05/2012 - 09:00
Puffin has acquired two further titles by YA author Phil Earle, who has featured on the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Branford Boase Award shortlists.
Editorial director Shannon Park bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jodie Marsh at United Agents. Earle's next novel, yet to be titled, explores the relationship...
Thu, 22/03/2012 - 08:40
Puffin will publish the seventh title in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series on 14th November this year.
The series' author Jeff Kinney made the announcement at Bologna Children's Book Fair today (21st March), with the book to be released on the same date around the world.
Penguin Children's Books m.d....
Thu, 22/03/2012 - 08:30
Puffin has acquired a "major new trilogy" for a rumoured seven-figure pre-empt at the Bologna Book Fair, snapping up three books by US author Rick Yancey.
Puffin Fiction publishing director Sarah Hughes bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the trilogy, The Fifth Wave, from G P Putnam's Sons, a division of PGI. Film...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:30
Penguin has acquired publishing rights in Whale Trail, the app developed by digital design studio ustwo. A digital picturebook will be released in October 2012 by Puffin followed by further publishing - both digital and physical formats - in 2013.
Eric Huang, publishing director at Penguin's media and entertainment group, acquired...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:00
The marketing campaign for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney has won the latest Book Marketing Society Marketing Campaign Award, with Puffin marketing officer Vanessa Godden taking the title alongside her team.
The Puffin Wimpy Kid campaign was singled out for being "incredibly ambitious and...
Mon, 30/01/2012 - 16:13
Jacqueline Wilson's updated version of E Nesbit's children's classic Five Children and It will focus on four modern-day children, with the characters travelling back in time to meet E Nesbit's original protagonists Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and baby Lamb.
The book, Four Children and It, with the...