Mon, 11/06/2012 - 07:30
Organisers of the annual Catteshall Stroll, in memory of the late Random House group managing director Peter Bowron, are looking for more book trade teams to take part in this year's event.
Currently Random House, Hachette, Anova, The Book People and the Independent Alliance are confirmed, and the organisers are seeking at least...
Mon, 21/05/2012 - 08:04
Random House's Square Peg is lining up two in-house projects for the second half of 2012, with a guide to grammar penned by editorial staff, and a doodle book created by the art department.
On 2nd August, Square Peg will release Black White & Colour: A Creative Sketch and Doodle Book, created by Random House creative...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 11:16
Random House will focus on international partnerships, engage directly with customers and encourage a “digitally focused mindset” in-house as it continues its transformation to digital. Those were some of the highlights of RH UK deputy group c.e.o. Ian Hudson’s speech to delegates at London Book Fair's China–UK...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 10:50
Random House imprint Hammer Books has acquired “long short stories with a paranormal twist” by Melvin Burgess, Julie Myerson and Sophie Hannah, and scheduled each of them for 2013 publication.
Publisher Selina Walker acquired the three novellas, and said the stories were “haunting, chilling and unique". Walker...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 12:11
Vintage Classics has launched a new children’s list featuring such out-of-copyright classics as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island as well as contemporary works such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.
The list, Vintage Children’s Classics, will launch with 20...
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 10:27
Random House Group UK c.e.o. Gail Rebuck has emphasised the importance of "building direct relationships with readers", as parent company Bertelsmann vowed to "reshape" the group over the next five to 10 years.
In audited results covering 2011, Bertelsmann confirmed...
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 08:31
Penguin General publicity manager Joe Pickering will join Random House imprints Jonathan Cape and The Bodley Head as publicity director in May.
Current publicity director Chloe Johnson-Hill will be moving into a newly created Random House Group role, working on group events, with more details to follow.
Pickering, who joined...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 11:10
Random House Group imprints Century and Arrow have signed a four-book deal with Rona-winning novelist Katie Fforde.
Publisher Selina Walker acquired UK, British Commonwealth, Europe and Canada and non-exclusive throughout the rest of the world (excluding US) rights from Bill Hamilton and Sarah Molloy of A M Heath.
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 08:15
Irish author Emma Donoghue has been longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 after making the Orange and Man Booker shortlists with Room.
Her The Sealed Letter (Picador) joins a 20-strong longlist which includes 11 titles from indie publishers. Random House imprints William Heinemann, Chatto, Harvill Secker...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 08:00
A novel banned by the Chinese government has made the longlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012, worth £10,000.
Yan Lianke’s novel Dream of Ding Village, about a blood-selling scandal in contemporary China, was given a "three nos" order—no distribution, no sales, no promotion—...