Tue, 28/02/2012 - 14:38
BBC Books has acquired a title by chefs Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang, both Chinese food specialists, describing their travels through China and the recipes and personal stories they find there.
BBC Books editorial director Muna Reyal bought world rights from Antony Topping at Greene & Heaton, acting on behalf of KEO Films, Blake...
Tue, 28/02/2012 - 09:40
E-book production overtook hardback output in 2011 for the first time, as the number of new titles published in the UK continued to flatline, according to book production figures published by Nielsen BookScan.
Publishers produced 149,800 new books and new editions in 2011, down from the 2009 high point of 157,039 and down from last...
Tue, 28/02/2012 - 08:00
Serpent's Tail has appointed Hannah Westland, previously an agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White, to the role of publisher.
Westland will join the Profile Books imprint in April 2012, and will report to associate publisher Daniel Crewe.
Westland said: "I've been very fortunate to have spent nine happy years at...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:16
Specialist publishers are expanding their digital strategies, with Wiley, Aurum, Icon and Lonely Planet all lining up e-only or e-first series in the spring.
Wiley has an “In a Day” e-book-only collection, part of its For Dummies series, releasing 18 titles in the first tranche in May this year, including Increase Your...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 12:00
Hodder has acquired two new sports titles, including the autobiography of medal-winning athlete and chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, Sebastian Coe.
Sports editor Roddy Bloomfield, who has previously acquired memoirs by footballer Bobby Robson and cricketer Graeme Swann, bought world rights to Coe's autobiography...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 08:45
ITV1 breakfast show "Daybreak" has today launched a campaign to "Get Britain Reading" in conjunction with the Salvation Army and "more than 50 UK celebrities".
Actor Michael Sheen and choreographer Arlene Phillips are among the well-known names putting their faces to a five-day campaign asking families...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 08:30
Nokia has announced an "integrated reading hub experience", which will expand the e-book market across more countries, according to the technology company.
Revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today (27th February), the platform brings together news, books and audiobooks including an "extensive catalogue...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 08:13
Family-run publisher deCoubertin Books is to publish the memoir of Everton and Wales player Neville Southall.
The publisher acquired world rights directly from the author, and is set to publish Neville Southall: My Autobiography in August.
Southall kept goal for Everton and Wales for more than 16 years, becoming Wales...
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 08:52
Hachette UK has moved to have its e-books removed from content site Mobiles24. The publisher has issued what it described as a "letter before action" to the owner of the website.
Mobiles24 allows registered users to upload content for other users to download. It says it "was setup for the one reason only; to give...
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 08:00
Laurence Orbach, the founder of publisher Quarto, will hand the company over to a new leader in 2013 in the face of what he described as a “rapidly evolving” industry. Orbach said the company was poised to announce the appointment of a chief operating officer, who will be lined up as Orbach’s successor.