Tue, 18/06/2013 - 15:15
Quercus has brought home and export sales in-house, after eight years with the Independent Alliance.
The new in-house sales department will be overseen by Jane Harris, executive director of sales, marketing and publicity.
The development will come in two stages, with Quercus first recruiting an export...
Tue, 04/06/2013 - 08:45
British publishers reported good business for the most part at Book Expo America, which concluded on Friday (31st).
Matthew Fry of Ryland Peters & Small said his craft and interiors books were well-suited to the fair. "London Book Fair was largely an expensive waste of time, full of jaded people. There's less cynicism at...
Sat, 01/06/2013 - 12:52
The Crime Writers Association has revealed the shortlists for many of its annual Dagger Awards, with Quercus dominating in the international category.
The independent publisher picked up three nominations in the International Dagger award, half of the six nominated titles.
Quercus picked up four more nominations in other...
Wed, 08/05/2013 - 08:30
Quercus has released an e-book designed to appeal to readers of Dan Brown's forthcoming Inferno, out next week from Transworld.
The Secret History of Dante: Unearthing the Mysteries of the Inferno is by Jonathan Black, a pen name of Mark Booth, publisher at Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet and author of...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 09:00
HarperCollins and Quercus have become the latest publishers to sign the Publishing Equalities Charter, launched by Equip in 2010.
The charter aims to encourage greater diversity across the publishing business, with each signatory committing to undertake two actions during the year.
HarperCollins has pledged to partner with...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 16:08
Quercus imprint the MacLehose Press has UK rights to The Truth About the Harry Quebert Case by Swiss-French author Joël Dicker.
The novel, which was one of the hot books of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2012, has been sold for translation in 30 countries, while selling 700,000 copies in its native French.
It is a...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 16:04
When the news came to The Bookseller last year that James Heneage had inked a three-book deal with Quercus my first thought, perhaps like many in the trade, was: oh, the former boss of Ottakar’s. I’m sure it was hard for him to get a book deal.
I tell Heneage this when we meet at the bar at the top of Waterstones...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:00
Quercus has announced its preliminary results for 2012, with a a fall in both profits and revenue as sales of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy continue to tail off.
However, the company's report shows that non-Larsson publishing revenues increased 18% on a like for like basis over 2012, and Quercus' e-book revenues has...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 08:33
Quercus has signed a new two-book contract with Hilary Boyd [pictured], whose debut novel Thursdays in the Park topped the Kindle chart and was hailed as the first in a new “gran-lit” genre.
Jane Wood at Quercus bought world English language rights to two new novels from Laura Morris, with the first book, A...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 09:41
Quercus is collaborating with audio publisher W F Howes to "dramatically increase" the indie's audio publishing output, with plans to release more than 50 audiobooks every year through digital and physical channels.
Quercus digital director Wayne Davies said: "We believe the audio market is poised for dramatic...