Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:40
Edmund de Waal's Costa-winning memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes (Vintage) has won the adult category of this year's Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2011, beating competiton from authors including David Mitchell and Helen Dunmore.
Puffin author Eoin Colfer won the children's category for the second time for...
Thu, 15/09/2011 - 15:54
Penguin is "significantly" increasing its investment in its children's division, with a focus on pre-school, big brands and the global market, as well as on digital innovation, according to UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon.
At a media breakfast held at Penguin's Strand office this morning (15th September), Weldon said: "...
Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:55
Puffin is to release an initial print run of half a million copies of the new Wimpy Kid title, Cabin Fever, published on 16th November.
The print run is the largest in the history of the children's publisher, and will be Penguin's largest initial UK print run this autumn, exceeded only by Jamie Oliver.
Fri, 19/08/2011 - 12:03
World Book Day has appointed Kirsten Grant as director, with Cathy Schofield stepping down from her position as co-ordinator which she has held since October 2000.
Grant, who was previously Puffin marketing and campaigns director, will lead the strategic planning and execution of WBD, as well as building relationships with partners to...
Tue, 19/07/2011 - 11:21
Puffin is reviving Willard Price's Adventure series, which will be penned by Henry Tumour author Anthony McGowan, after signing a deal with his estate.
Publisher Amanda Punter and executive editor Shannon Park bought world rights, including digital, to four new books from Zoё Watkins and Corinne Turner at...
Tue, 05/07/2011 - 08:39
Redhammer has relaunched children's author Michelle Paver's fansite, The Clan, with a new look and additional features including simultaneous translation which will enable fans from different countries to talk in real time.
Andrea See, who previously worked at Canongate overseeing the Meet At The Gate site, will work as online...
Tue, 28/06/2011 - 08:25
Kirsten Grant, campaigns director at Puffin, will leave Penguin at the end of the month to become a freelance children's marketing specialist.
Grant has 15 years of experience in the children's market and has been involved in the launch and reimagining of brands and authors including Eoin Colfer, Young Bond, Percy Jackson and...
Tue, 21/06/2011 - 08:36
Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood and Christopher Eccleston are to star in an adaptation of Mary Norton's classic children's novel The Borrowers this Christmas.
The 90-minute drama, penned by “Merlin" writer Ben Vanstone and produced by Working Title Television, will be directed by “This Is England"...
Thu, 31/03/2011 - 15:38
Ladybird is updating its image with a new campaign designed to highlight its preschool credentials to families and to grow the market for its digital products.
Editorial director Heather Crossley said: “In the past Ladybird has been known for its little hardback books that many people remember from their childhoods, but it...
Tue, 22/03/2011 - 08:39
Puffin has acquired world rights, including film and TV, in a dystopian romance series Fever by debut author Dee Shulman. The publisher will be showcasing the trilogy at Bologna Children's Book Fair next week and has already had pre-emptive bids.
The story is based around a love affair between a young gladiator from AD 152 and a...