Mon, 03/09/2012 - 09:34
Penguin’s Viking imprint has teamed up with digital developer TradeMobile to create an interactive app version of Anne Frank’s Diary.
The Anne Frank App, which will be released on 18th October for all platforms, will feature the full text of The Diary of a Young Girl, alongside dozens of extra features,...
Thu, 02/08/2012 - 14:26
Books and publishing have a strong representation in this year's PR Week awards, with HarperCollins and Viking among those given nods for the work of their publicity and communications teams.
HarperCollins has reached the final five for the Internal Communications shortlist, following recognition for its...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 11:50
Joel Rickett, editorial director of Viking, has acquired world rights in a “Moneyball meets Freakonomics for football” from David Luxton at DLA.
The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson, former German professional footballer turned professor, and academic David Sally, will be a “myth-busting...
Wed, 21/03/2012 - 14:11
One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Paul French is—apologetically— quoting Stalin as he explains what it was about the murder of a young British girl in the dying days of colonial Peking that took hold of him, and wouldn’t let go.
On a bitterly cold night in January 1937, the hideously mutilated...
Tue, 20/03/2012 - 07:30
Allen Lane will be publishing another title by Neil MacGregor, author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this coming autumn, with the British Museum director taking a similar approach to shed new light on Shakespearean times.
Publishing director Stuart Proffitt bought world rights, excluding US, in the title, ...
Tue, 21/02/2012 - 07:25
Portfolio has acquired a memoir by Michael Woodford, the 51-year-old former president and c.e.o. of Olympus, who turned whistleblower when he uncovered an accounting fraud worth more than $1bn within the company that the board was trying to hide.
Editorial director Joel Rickett bought world English language rights jointly with Adrian...
Fri, 17/02/2012 - 10:48
Viking has acquired a new biography of Jane Eyre author, Charlotte Bronte, to be published in 2016 to coincide with the bicentenary of Bronte's birth.
Publishing director Venetia Butterfield bought UK and Commonwealth rights to the new work by Claire Harman through Hannah Westland of Rogers, Coleridge and White.
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 11:20
Penguin has acquired a title written by solar physicist Doctor Lucie Green, which looks at the workings of the sun, as Viking continues to grow its science publishing. Green has appeared on programmes such as "Stargazing Live: Back to Earth" with Professor Brian Cox.
Commissioning editor Will Hammond pre-empted UK and...
Tue, 17/01/2012 - 09:30
Stationery retailer Viking has reported a “promising” start to its bookselling business, with “several thousand” orders taken since it entered the market in November, and steadily growing customer demand.
The Leicester-based company, owned by Office Depot, began by selling a range of 3,500 partially discounted...
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 12:13
Viking has won a title by journalist Ed Caesar about marathon running and the race to beat the two-hour barrier, using research and interviews to be conducted around the world.
Viking editorial director Joel Rickett bought UK and Commonwealth rights following a three-round and then best bids auction, with Simon & Schuster and...