Thu, 04/10/2012 - 09:18
Random House has acquired world rights in the autobiography of comedy great John Cleese, star of "Fawlty Towers" and "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon secured world rights through Phil McIntyre of Phil McIntyre Entertainment. Cleese will work on the the memoir with...
Fri, 06/07/2012 - 09:03
Cornerstone thriller writer James Patterson has become only the third author to break the £100m sales barrier in the UK since Nielsen BookScan records began in 1998, taking his place alongside J K Rowling and Jamie Oliver.
Approximately two pence in every £1 spent on a novel has gone towards a copy of a James Patterson...
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 07:50
"Grange Hill" writer Phil Redmond is to pen a memoir and novel for Random House imprint Cornerstone.
M.d. Susan Sandon acquired world rights in the two books directly with Redmond, who is best known for creating three of Britain's longest-running drama programmes: "Grange Hill", "Brookside" and "...
Mon, 03/10/2011 - 15:00
Hutchinson has confirmed it will publish former US president Bill Clinton's book Back to Work, setting out his plan on how to get America "back into the future business".
Cornerstone m.d. Susan Sandon acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Knopf in the US,...
Fri, 24/06/2011 - 10:01
Century has secured another two thrillers from author Karin Slaughter, with a two-book deal being signed with the bestseller despite her former editor Kate Elton being on the move to HarperCollins.
Cornerstone managing director Susan Sandon signed the two-book deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, through Victoria...
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.