Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:30
CITV children’s book review show “Bookaboo” has partnered with the Times Educational Supplement to launch a national competition that will see a special episode of the series filmed in a primary school.
The competition is aimed at finding a talented storytelling UK primary school teacher to star alongside the show...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:59
Pan Macmillan has acquired the autobiography of "Made In Chelsea" star Spencer Matthews.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title from literary agent Andrew Lownie in association with Matthews' manager Sean O'Brien at AOB PR.
Connell said the book will show the "...
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:30
Kobo is to air its first UK TV commercial from 13th May.
The advertisement—on digital TV multichannels including Sky—features Kobo readers so immersed in their reading that they ignore everything going on around them, and carries the tagline "For those who love reading above all else."
The campaign, which...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 11:50
Mills & Boon and MIRA publisher Harlequin is set to appear on Channel 4 show "The Intern" tonight (1st May), featuring former "Dragon’s Den" star Hilary Devey [pictured].
The reality programme will see Devey give young people a chance to land their first jobs with some of Britain's companies....
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 07:05
Gollancz is reissuing an anthology of celebrities’ memories of Doctor Who to mark the 50th anniversary of the show, and raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who has the favourite Doctor Who memories of over 100 contributors— including Jonathan Ross, Hugh...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:20
Kobo is to spend three times more this year than last on a global marketing campaign, defining its image as the “digital reading company for avid book readers”. The company also launched a device described as "the Porsche of e-readers" at LBF last night (15th April).
TV adverts will begin in the UK on 29th April...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:20
Penguin division Michael Joseph has signed the first official book of the Bafta-winning comedy series "Mrs Brown’s Boys".
Created by Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll, who also plays Mrs Brown, the BBC1 series was the most watched TV programme on Christmas Day 2012, and the DVDs have sold more than 3m copies....
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 14:16
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired at auction a new non-fiction book offering an alternative history to the 20th century by John Higgs, a BAFTA-winning children's television programmer.
Commissioning editor Bea Hemming bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, on proposal from Sarah Ballard at United Agents in the...
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 14:48
Harvill Secker has bought two more books from Swedish crime novelist Arne Dahl, whose The Blinded Man is currently a TV drama on BBC4 in the same Saturday night slot as Scandinavian hits “The Killing” and “The Bridge.”
Senior crime editor Alison Hennessey bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding...
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 07:00
Ebury has acquired the first novel based on ITV drama series "Doc Martin".
Fiction publishing director Gillian Green bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in two novels by Sam North from Annabel Merullo at PFD, in a deal secured from Buffalo Pictures.
Doc Martin: Practice Makes Perfect will be...