Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:04
Usborne has acquired a middle-grade standalone novel by debut author Lara Williamson, A Boy Called Hope, pitched by the publisher as "perfect for fans of Annabel Pitcher and Frank Cotterell Boyce".
Fiction director Rebecca Hill bought world English language rights in the title from Madeleine Milburn of The Madeleine...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan Children's Books is strongly represented in the range of titles revealed for the 2013 Bookbuzz programme, designed to help 11-year-olds to read for pleasure.
MCB has four of the 17 titles (see below) on the publisher-supported scheme, which lets schools offer year seven students the chance to choose a book from one of 17...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:20
Usborne has acquired a new girls' series by author Tamsyn Murray, with plans to publish the first book in March 2014.
Fiction editor Stephanie King bought world rights in two books in the series featuring heroine Cassidy Bond, as she searches for her special talent. The titles were acquired from Jo Williamson at Antony Harwood....
Tue, 12/02/2013 - 09:47
Alma Books, Constable & Robinson and John Blake Publishing have been shortlisted for the IPG Trade Publisher of the Year at the IPG's Independent Publishing Awards. The shortlisting puts C&R in the running to win the award twice in a row, having triumphed in 2012.
Meanwhile Nosy Crow, Usborne Publishing and Walker Books...
Wed, 06/02/2013 - 07:00
Usborne is to celebrate the publication of Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker with an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
The record attempt, to hold "the largest reading lesson in a single venue" will take place at King Edward's School in Bath, the hometown of Penny Dreadful author Joanna Nadin on World...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 10:49
Usborne has acquired two books by model turned children's book author Carina Axelsson, with the stories combining high-end fashion, detective work and romance.
Fiction director Rebecca Hill acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, including Australia and New Zealand, and excluding Canada, and Europe to be open market, in the two books...
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 14:28
Usborne has acquired a new standalone title by US author Sara Zarr.
Fiction director Rebecca Hill bought English language, UK and Commonwealth rights from Kristin Dulaney at Hachette Book Group, for The Lucy Variations.
It will be released in the UK on 7th May to coincide with its US publication by Little, Brown....
Fri, 14/09/2012 - 10:00
Usborne Publishing has acquired a stand-alone family mystery by children's author Anne-Marie Conway, described as "beautifully moving".
Usborne fiction director Rebecca Hill bought English language, UK and Commonwealth rights from Julia Churchill at the Greenhouse Literary Agency in Dead Secret, for 9+ readers,...
Fri, 13/07/2012 - 08:25
Usborne is giving away extracts from its Usborne Spectator Guides to Olympic events through the Guardian. Some 15,000 copies of the guides covering Track and Field, Aquatics, Cycling and Gymnastics will be given away through Waitrose stores on 14th July in a promotion developed by marketing company Mostra.
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 11:30
Usborne has acquired a debut YA novel and an as-yet untitled second book by 26-year-old Holly Bourne, in the first deal for the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.
Usborne fiction director Rebecca Hill bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Australia and New Zealand, in Soulmates, from Madeline Milburn,...