Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:16
The decision to move London Book Fair to Olympia has been largely welcomed by the trade, although concerns have been raised about the future-proofing of the venue.
The fair’s current home of Earls Court is earmarked for development, and...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 09:02
Publishers are in a scramble with Amazon-owned Audible for rights previously handled by the now-defunct AudioGO.
AudioGO went into administration last month, with rights in its audio contracts now...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:20
The Shore gets UK, US deals
William Heinemann publisher Jason Arthur pre-empted world English rights to The Shore by Sara Taylor for an undisclosed sum in a deal through agent Lucy Luck. The novel, an interconnected series of stories about residents in a group of islands off the coast of Virginia, will be...
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 10:15
Granta is to reprint 25,000 hardbacks of Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries for the UK, with the new stock - rebranded with her win - in bookshops by Monday.
A spokesperson for the publisher said there were a lot of copies already out in the shops and "a good amount" in the warehouse to...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 09:00
Faber has signed new books from Kate Saunders and Jeff Norton as it grows its children’s list.
Kate Saunders’ Five Children on the Western Front will be a sequel to E Nesbit’s classic Five Children and It. The book, aimed at children aged nine and up, is set in 1914, with the children now older and...
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 08:58
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has bought The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman, a “major début with an incredibly wide appeal.”
Deputy publishing director Arzu Tahsin bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Sophie Hignett at Tibor Jones, calling the book “a pulsating historical novel set within the world of...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:57
Canadian writer Alice Munro has been named the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013.
In the official announcement made in Stockholm today (10th October) the Nobel Prize committee declared Munro "a master of the contemporary short story".
Clara Farmer, publishing director of her UK publisher Chatto, told...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:40
Understanding “perfect pricing” is key for HarperCollins’ future said its UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne.
Speaking at yesterday’s (9th October) Frankfurt Book Fair, Redmayne said: “I want to make HarperCollins the best company I can make it and understanding pricing and investing in the understanding of...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:15
Canongate non-fiction publishing director Katy Follain has bought a “fast-paced and hard-hitting” look at the gun debate and firearms culture.
Follian snapped up world rights to Ian Overton’s Gun, Baby, Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun just an hour after submission from Antony...
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 10:11
Anova has bought a tie-in to BBC series “Britain’s Next Great Interior Designer”.
Katie Cowan, publishing director at Anova, bought world rights from Julian Alexander at LAW in a tie-in to the new BBC programme which aims to be a “Masterchef” for interior designers.