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, 10/02/2012 - 08:03
The Bookseller has received a record number of entries for its Independent Bookseller of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners.
Fifty-two shops have bid to be recognised as the finest independent bookshop in the UK and Ireland, with the winner receiving £5,000 from Gardners.
The Bookseller, Gardners...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:02
The Publishers Association has called for the creation of a Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE), which would act as a "one stop shop" for the exchange of information about how to license copyright online.
The PA has argued the online platform would negate the need for "dangerous" changes to copyright law...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:00
Romantic fiction bestsellers including Katie Fforde, Freya North and Jill Mansell have all made the shortlists for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Awards 2012, with Michael Arditti the only male nominee.
Arditti's novel Jubilate, published by Arcadia Books, has been shortlisted in the Epic Romantic Novel...
Thu, 09/02/2012 - 13:37
Jonathan Cape will publish the unfinished novel The Hanging Garden by Australian author Patrick White on 5th April 2012 to mark the centenary of his birth.
Publishing director Dan Franklin acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Australia to the novel from Random House Australia. Franklin described the book as "...
Thu, 09/02/2012 - 09:47
Quadrille has acquired a title by TV chef and owner of London restaurant The Star of India Reza Mahammad, entitled Reza's Indian Spice.
Editorial director Anne Furniss bought world rights through Diana Beaumont of Rupert Heath, with plans to publish in June as a £17.99 hardback. The book will feature 100 recipes...
Thu, 09/02/2012 - 09:46
Random House parent company Bertelsmann has reported slight revenue growth for the 2011 fiscal year, up to €15.3bn (£12.8bn) from €15.1bn (£12.6bn) in 2010, with "rapidly growing e-book sales" offset by losses in other areas of the business which contributed to a slight drop in operating profit.
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 15:20
American author Curtis Sittenfeld has been announced as the latest author to re-create a Jane Austen novel as part of a series re-imagining the eighteenth century novelist's work.
Sittenfeld, who has penned Prep, The Man of My Dreams and American Wife, will write her own contemporary version of ...
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 15:15
Harvill Secker has acquired rights to a thriller imagining a world where the Berlin Wall had never fallen.
Plan D by Simon Urban will be published in spring 2013 after Alison Hennessey, senior crime editor at Harvill Secker, acquired World English Language rights to the book in a deal with Kathrin Scheel, rights director at...
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 11:47
Icon Books has signed a new title by Mark Forsyth, whose book on the origins of words, The Etymologicon, was the indie bestseller of last Christmas.
Editorial director Duncan Heath bought world rights, all languages, in The Horologicon, which is described as "a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten...