Thu, 12/06/2008 - 12:53
This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival will see the world launch of Sean Connery's Being A Scot (Weidenfeld), as the festival celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Connery will be in discussion with his co-author, filmmaker Murray Grigor, on the final day of the festival. Together with an appearance by Young Bond...
Fri, 11/04/2008 - 07:00
Lord Weidenfeld has rounded on the Observer, calling for a retraction of its story that Weidenfeld & Nicolson was shelving serious history books in favour of celebrity biographies and TV spin-offs, described by the newspaper as "crappy".
The Sunday paper spun its article, published on 6th April, out of last week...
Fri, 29/02/2008 - 12:22
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired world rights in two new books by "Top Gear" presenter Richard Hammond. The first, Back on the Wheel, is due on September 2008 and will "range widely" over Hammond's life and times.
Michael Dover, editor-in-chief of W&N Illustrated, negotiated the two-book deal...
Fri, 15/02/2008 - 11:15
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired the latest book from Mail on Sunday columnist Liz Jones. Publisher Alan Samson and paperback division m.d. Susan Lamb bought THE EXmoor FILES from Robert Caskie of MacFarlane Chard Associates.
To be published in June 2009, the book promises a "hilarious but poignant warts-and-all...
Fri, 14/12/2007 - 14:16
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has paid a six-figure sum for world rights in Young Mandela, a biography of Nelson Mandela covering the period before his imprisonment in 1962.
The book will be written by Sunday Times Magazine investigative journalist David James Smith. Publisher Alan Samson, who came up with the concept for...
Tue, 11/12/2007 - 08:01
Arzu Tahsin is leaving Bloomsbury to take up the post of editorial director for fiction at Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Last month Bloomsbury made Tahsin editor-at-large; she was previously paperback publishing director at the publisher.
She will join W&N on 1st February 2008, initially for three days a week. She will report to fiction...