Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:13
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" has won the Outstanding British Film award at this year's Baftas. The John le Carré adaptation (Sceptre) also took home Best Adapted Screenplay.
The award ceremony took place last night in London. Octavia Spencer won the Supporting Actress gong for her role in "The Help",...
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 08:00
Faber and Virago are to mark the centenary of the birth of author, poet and travel writer Lawrence Durrell this year. Faber is producing new editions of his most well-known work, and Virago a new biography of his marriage to his first wife Nancy Myers.
One of the stars of his brother Gerald Durrell's celebrated memoir My...
Fri, 02/09/2011 - 07:50
Twenty French online-only book publishers and other digital providers have joined forces for the first time to launch the new literary season.
The site larentreelitteraire.org was unveiled this week and will stay live until 15th November to offer readers information about more than 100 new electronic titles, their authors and reviews...
Wed, 23/03/2011 - 07:18
Nosy Crow has signed a four-book deal with Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winner Philip Ardagh, with Axel Scheffler to illustrate.
M.d. Kate Wilson acquired world rights all languages directly in the unagented deal to The Grunts, about "a disgustingly disgruntled family".
The titles will follow the adventures of Mr and Mrs...
Thu, 04/11/2010 - 08:01
Puffin’s big brands including Wimpy Kid and Rick Riordan’s Camp Half Blood books have helped it to a 36% increase in sales year on year.
The announcement comes a year after the creation of Penguin Children’s Books, which includes Puffin, Ladybird, Frederick Warne and Children’s Character Books (which publishes...
Mon, 11/10/2010 - 15:44
Bookies are facing a "second successive six figure clobbering" if Tom McCarthy's novel C (Cape) wins the Man Booker Prize tomorrow evening (12th).
Last week Ladbrokes suspended betting on the prize after a flurry of bets pushed C to even shorter odds than Wolf Hall achieved ahead of its triumph...
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:00
Former MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett has described Bloomsbury's publication of the history of the intelligence service as "an exceptional event" which would never be repeated.
The national and international press turned out in force for the press conference for the launch of Keith Jeffery's MI6: The History of the...
Sun, 05/09/2010 - 07:29
Stephen Hawking's new book has shot up to number one in Amazon's Hot Future Releases chart after the scientist's controversial comments made the press yesterday.
A storm of publicity regarding The Grand Design (Bantam Press) ensued after Hawking's assertion that God did not create the Universe made the front of...
Fri, 03/09/2010 - 08:20
New publishing company, What on Earth Publishing, is launching with a wallbook displaying human and geographical history from the Big Bang to the present day.
The What On Earth? Wallbook can be read like a book or unfolded and stuck on the wall. The title looks at 13.7 billion years on one timeline. One side of the...
Thu, 02/09/2010 - 09:40
Sony has unveiled two new Sony e-readers, the pocket and touch editions, which are available for pre-order now but will be released on Friday 17th September.
There had previously been speculation about Sony...