Tue, 20/11/2012 - 07:30
The Times has been crowned the winner of the 2012 Four Colman Getty PEN Quiz prize, which took place last night (19th November).
The newspaper's team managed to clinch the title just ahead of rivals The Telegraph, with education secretary Michael Gove answering the crucial tie-break question for The Times...
Thu, 24/11/2011 - 10:45
Sainsbury's is advertising Jeff Kinney's latest book in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series as being on sale for £5, as retailers roll out fresh advertising for Christmas offers.
Cabin Fever by Kinney smashed records last week and is heavily discounted from its £12.99 r.r.p. The supermarket is also...
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 09:20
Little, Brown has acquired a debut novel by Times critic, columnist and features writer Kevin Maher, with publishing director Clare Smith snapping up her first title for the imprint in a hotly contested four-way auction.
Smith bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Fields for a "good five-figure sum"...
Fri, 21/10/2011 - 10:31
William Heinemann has bought a début novel by Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera about three generations of the same family and their Wolverhampton corner shop.
Publisher Jason Arthur bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Marriage Material from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency. The book will be...
Mon, 28/03/2011 - 08:31
Bantam Press has acquired a title about how it's hip to be square, The Geek Manifesto by the science editor for the Times.
Susanna Wadeson bought UK and Commonwealth rights to the title by Mark Henderson through Georgina Capel at Capel & Land.
The book argues science matters to politics and aims to rally "geeks,...
Wed, 11/02/2009 - 08:24
Penguin Books has designed a series of 10 classic film books exclusively for the Times, which will be given free to readers over three weeks until 23rd February. It is the first time that Penguin Books has designed a series of titles exclusively for a media partner.
The books, designed in a striking black and white livery, will be poly-...
Mon, 22/12/2008 - 05:04
The Times is to relaunch its Saturday edition next month, with a revamp of its supplements and the return of the broadsheet format for a new section, according to senior sources on the paper, and reported in the Guardian.
Eleanor Mills, the new Saturday Times editor, is putting the finishing touches to a revamp...
Wed, 19/11/2008 - 05:09
The Times and Sunday Times have partnered with Scholastic Book Clubs for the Book for Schools campaign covering ages three to 14 years.
The catalogue of available books will differ each term and will include titles from authors such as Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Rosen and Charlie Higson. The promotion will start in January 2009 and run...
Mon, 23/06/2008 - 14:00
Chicken House is launching a second competition for children’s writers in The Times on 12th July. Last year’s inaugural competition attracted 2,000 entries and the winning title, Reavers’ Ransom by Emily Diamand, will be launched at the Cheltenham Festival on 11th October.
Entries for this year's...
Wed, 16/04/2008 - 12:41
The Times is to serialise Patricia Cornwell's latest novel The Front in its entirety prior to UK publication. The 208 page book will be published in 10 daily instalments in The Times, starting on 21st April. Little Brown publishes The Front on 15th May.
"We serialise books on a regular basis," said Keith...