Thu, 16/06/2011 - 09:20
Cornerstone has appointed Selina Walker, currently publishing director of Transworld's crime and thriller list, to the role of publisher for Century and Arrow.
Walker will begin her role in mid-July, following 11 years at Transworld where she worked with authors including Tess Gerritsen and Simon Sebag Montefiore....
Thu, 26/05/2011 - 08:38
The Random House Group has today released its first direct to digital fiction title, a short work by Karin Slaughter which will also feature the opening chapter of the thriller writer's next new book.
The Unremarkable Heart is available for £0.49, with the opening chapter of full-length thriller Fallen, to...
Fri, 20/05/2011 - 12:10
Random House UK is to publish veteran author Tom Sharpe's backlist digitally after making a direct approach to the author without the involvement of his agent Sonia Land, chief executive of Sheil Land Associates.
The publisher informed his agent Sheil Land this week that the 83-year-old author of books such as Porterhouse Blue...
Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:10
Cornerstone has appointed Hodder deputy publisher Jocasta Hamilton as Hutchinson publishing director.
Hamilton's first role in publishing was as a non-fiction assistant at Bloomsbury, before becoming a publicist at the house. In 2001, she joined Hodder as Sceptre head of publicity. She became a full-time commissioning editor in...
Thu, 04/11/2010 - 15:13
The managing directors of Cornerstone, Ebury and Random House Children's Books are among the new appointments to the board of the publisher.
Susan Sandon, Cornerstone m.d., Fiona MacIntyre, Ebury m.d., Philippa Dickinson, RHCB m.d. and group HR director Neil Morrison have all been appointed with immediate effect.
Tue, 04/05/2010 - 08:45
Bestselling thriller writer John Grisham is the latest Random House author to go digital, with his entire adult backlist being made available as e-books from today (4th May).
A total of 23 titles, beginning with Grisham's first novel A Time to Kill, are now available from RHG in the UK, EU and Commonwealth (excluding Canada...
Tue, 23/06/2009 - 13:41
Random House has created a new management structure to redistribute the responsibilities formerly held by group managing director Peter Bowron, who died in January.
A new group m.d. is not being appointed. Instead RHG chair and c.e.o. Gail Rebuck will directly manage all the publishing companies, adding Ebury m.d. Fiona MacIntyre and...
Mon, 22/06/2009 - 05:24
Random House company Cornerstone has announced a new internal structure which gives Kate Elton, publishing director for Arrow, the role of publisher for both Arrow and Century. But Century publishing director Mark Booth has resigned from his post after 21 years.
Cornerstone m.d. Susan Sandon said that combining the "two commercial...
Sun, 19/04/2009 - 07:08
John Grisham is to publish a collection of stories this autumn. The book, entitled Ford County, will be published simultaneously by Doubleday in the US and Century in the UK. Ford County, Mississippi, was the fictional setting of John Grisham’s first novel, A Time to Kill.
Susan Sandon, managing director of...
Mon, 22/12/2008 - 11:32
Hutchinson is to publish the memoirs of former prime minister of Ireland Bertie Ahern. Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone Publishing, acquired world rights.
Ahern said: "I am looking forward to working on this project immensely. It is my ambition that my autobiography will provide a meaningful and honest reflection on my life and my...