• Thu, 04/11/2010 - 08:01

    Puffin’s big brands including Wimpy Kid and Rick Riordan’s Camp Half Blood books have helped it to a 36% increase in sales year on year.

    The announcement comes a year after the creation of Penguin Children’s Books, which includes Puffin, Ladybird, Frederick Warne and Children’s Character Books (which publishes...

  • Tue, 19/10/2010 - 14:54

    Puffin has signed up James Holland, war historian and presenter to BBC2's Battle of Britain documentary series, to write a WWII children's series for 9-12 year olds.

    Shannon Park, executive editor for Puffin, bought world rights to two books from Patrick Walsh at Conville & Walsh. The children's publisher said the Duty...

  • Thu, 30/09/2010 - 07:50

    Penguin, Puffin and Orion were joint winners at the latest Book Marketing Society awards for best campaign.

    Orion won for Justin Cronin's The Passage while Penguin won for Kathryn Stockett's The Help and Puffin's 70th Anniversary book. Judges said of Claire Brett's campaign for The Passage...

  • Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:25

    Jonathan Cape and Puffin are collaborating to produce a uniform hardback set of Roald Dahl's novels for children, to be published on 13th September, Roald Dahl Day.

    Cape has the hardback rights to eight novels, including The BFG, The Witches, Matilda and The Twits, while Puffin has all the paperback rights to the...

  • Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:00

    A roadshow, a musical and a Roald Dahl Reading Relay are among the events planned for this year's Roald Dahl Day (13th September). Seventy Waterstone's branches will stage Roald Dahl Day events throughout September.

     It will be the fifth year that the campaign has run and Puffin said it has had a continuing effect, with Dahl...

  • Thu, 29/07/2010 - 05:49

    Puffin is publishing six exclusive special editions designed by cultural figures including sculptor Antony Gormley and author and illustrator Lauren Child as part of celebrations for the company's 70th birthday.

    The six titles will be published on 2nd September priced at £100 each and the children’s publisher will only...

  • Thu, 15/07/2010 - 07:00

    Puffin is marking the publication of Eoin Colfer's latest novel, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, with a live event at Forest Hill School in London that will be filmed and simultaneously streamed into classrooms nationwide.

    Some 10,500 people have already registered for the event. Anyone can register to watch at:...

  • Fri, 18/06/2010 - 09:40

    Puffin has bought world rights for the next six books in Alex Scarrow's TimeRiders series.

    The deal for world rights was agreed by Puffin's executive editor Shannon Park and Rowan Lawton at PFD. This is Puffin's biggest deal for the 11+ age group in a single acquisition and brings the series total to nine books.
    ...

  • Thu, 17/06/2010 - 07:29

    Artemis Fowl has flapped away with the accolade of the UK’s all-time favourite Puffin.
     
    Eoin Colfer’s novel was voted the Puffin of Puffins in a nationwide poll, set up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Modern Classics. Readers could vote for their favourite book from seven titles, one from each decade....

  • Tue, 25/05/2010 - 16:07

    As temperatures rose across the UK towards the end of last week, book sales wilted in the heat.

    According to Nielsen BookScan data, £23.7m was spent on books during the seven days to 22nd May, down 6.8% week-on-week and down 11.6% on the same week last year—when Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta (Sphere) topped the...

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