Tue, 01/09/2009 - 06:44
Puffin, the children’s imprint, is following its parent Penguin into Ireland, reports the Irish Times. The imprint will be headed up by Paddy O’Doherty. As editor of the new imprint she said she hoped to nurture new writing talent for children. O’Doherty, who worked with the organisation, Children’s Books...
Fri, 31/07/2009 - 11:01
Michael Joseph and Puffin have made a joint acquisition of a series of crossover titles written by two anonymous authors, one of whom is thought to be James Frey.
The first in the series, I Am Number Four, is the tale of nine gifted children and their guardians who have settled on Earth after a bitter war on their home...
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 05:25
Penguin Books has launched a standalone premium site for its Puffin imprint, New Media Age has reported.
'We Make Stories' is an interactive story-making site intended to encourage creativity and literacy among children. It is the first time the company has created an online product for...
Wed, 24/06/2009 - 06:34
Puffin Books is sponsoring a new Scouts badge, the Puffin Adventure Challenge Badge. The aim of the badge is to encourage young Scouts to get involved in the kinds of challenges featured in some of Puffin’s adventure ‘brands’ including Young Bond, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Young Samurai and Dangerzone
Scouts will be...
Mon, 27/04/2009 - 08:26
Mr Big by Ed Vere (Puffin) has been chosen for this year’s Booktime programme, organised by independent reading charity Booktrust, which distributes 1.4m free books to all four and five-year-olds in England.
All Booktime packs will also contain a special abridged version of The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems...
Fri, 17/04/2009 - 10:38
When Cathy Cassidy's manuscripts first began to circulate, she was quickly labelled the "new Jacqueline Wilson". Like Wilson, Cassidy does not shy away from difficult situations and her storylines aimed at young teenagers feature friendships and families, although the authors' styles are very different.
Fri, 27/03/2009 - 07:50
Puffin's new Moomins series has sparked an international rights fight at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. The series, based on Tove Jansson's original creation is due to launch in the UK in 2010--the 65th anniversary year of Moomins--and includes board, picture, sticker and lift the flap books.
Zosia Knopp, Puffin rights...
Tue, 24/03/2009 - 15:00
Puffin has sold US rights in The Enemy Charlie Higson's brand new action horror series to the Disney-Hyperion imprint in a "major" deal announced at this year's Bologna Book Fair.
Rights director Zosia Knopp, who is currently in Bologna, sold rights to Lola Bubbosh, executive editor at the Disney Book Group,...
Tue, 17/03/2009 - 12:15
Puffin has cancelled its annual summer party, a popular fixture in its authors' calendar, to focus on next year's 70th anniversary celebrations for Puffin.
Managing director Francesca Dow said: "We really want everyone to have a wonderful celebration next year and decided to put our energy and money into making next year...
Tue, 03/02/2009 - 13:21
Puffin has promoted Amanda Punter to editorial director of fiction, following months acting in the role during Sarah Hughes’ maternity leave. Hughes, who returns on 4th February as fiction publishing director, will continue to head up the team.
Punter's previous role was commissioning editor. She will continue to work with key...