Wed, 22/05/2013 - 07:30
Penguin imprint Viking has signed a book chronicling the abduction and long captivity of three women in Cleveland, Ohio, who finally made their escape this month.
Captive: One House, Three Women and Ten Years in Hell will reconstruct the events that led Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 07:45
Viking has won the nine-way publisher auction in the UK for London Book Fair buzzed-about book, 28-year-old Emma Healey’s debut novel Strange Companions.
Publishing director Venetia Butterfield [pictured] acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title, from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown, with four...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 13:16
Penguin Viking title Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe has won this year's £3,000 English PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history.
Chair of judges, biographer and historian Philip Ziegler, praised the title as "a magnificently researched account of the terrible years that...
Mon, 04/02/2013 - 08:45
Penguin imprint Viking has signed comedian Jennifer Saunders' autobiography, to be published this autumn.
Joel Rickett, publisher at Viking, acquired world rights to the as-yet-untitled book from Maureen Vincent and Robert Kirby at United Agents.
Saunders achieved fame as in the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s,...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 11:16
Penguin imprint Viking has pre-empted a debut novel by 30-year-old British writer Simon Wroe, with commissioning editor Will Hammond buying world English rights from Sue Armstrong at Conville & Walsh.
Chop Chop is set in a professional kitchen in Camden, with the story beginning as the narrator arrives from Northern...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:05
Penguin has released a digital version of Anne Frank's famous diary, with Penguin imprint Viking working with digital producers Beyond the Story and charitable foundation Anne Frank Fonds to develop the app for the iPad and Nook devices.
It is Penguin General's first app. Priced at £6.99, it includes the full text, as...
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 10:43
Joel Rickett has been promoted to the role of publisher of Penguin imprints Viking and Portfolio Penguin.
The editor, who was responsible for Clare Balding’s bestselling memoir My Animals and Other Family, was described as having a “a terrific year in 2012” by Viking publishing director Venetia Butterfield...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 10:52
Penguin Viking imprint Portfolio has acquired a business ideas book from a games industry guru which argues the inevitable shift towards free digital products can lead to a new era of revenues and profits.
Editorial director Joel Rickett bought world rights from Jon Elek at A P Watt, with The Curve by Nicholas Lovell to be...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 11:00
Viking is set to publish the debut novel from Fatima Bhutto, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon.
Mary Mount at Viking bought world rights excluding India from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown. It has already been pre-empted in the USA by Andrea Walker at Penguin Press, and in Norway by Cathrine Bakke Bolin at Gyldendal.
Tue, 11/09/2012 - 06:30
Broadcaster Clare Balding kicked off a period of intensive book promotion last night (10th September) with a launch held at the Ivy in London’s West End.
The broadcaster, whose memoir My Animals and Other Family is released by Penguin imprint Viking on Thursday, will begin a programme of 31 signings with a session at...