Canongate snaps up 'unique' debut in six-way auction

Canongate has secured the first book by Northern Irish nature writer and essayist Kerri ní Dochartaigh following a six-way auction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Gollancz wins six-figure auction for SF series

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 11:47 Gollancz has won out in a "hard-fought" auction, with three publishers in the final round, acquiring world rights to three books in a new science-fiction series for a six-figure sum. Deputy publishing director Simon... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bickmore promoted at Canongate

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 15:26 Canongate has promoted senior editor Francis Bickmore to editorial director. His recent publishing includes the Man Booker-shortlisted Jamrach's Menagerie. Bickmore joined Canongate in 2000 and his authors include Glen... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canongate sells controlling stake in Text Publishing

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 15:21 Canongate has sold its controlling stake in Australian publisher Text Publishing to Maureen and Tony Wheeler, the founders of Lonely Planet. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, generates a "sizeable" amount of cash to invest into... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canongate "went to war" over Assange memoir - Michel

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 15:18 Julian Assange's literary agent and PFD m.d. Caroline Michel accused publisher Canongate of going "to war" with her client and "feeding the media myth" in releasing information to the Independent newspaper ahead of publication... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2010 profits fall at Canongate

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:49 Profits at Canongate for its 2010 financial year fell by 42.7%, which the publisher said reflected the cost of acquiring specialist audio publisher CSA, as well as investing in staff and systems. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canongate buys stories by US marine

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:45 Canongate has bought a collection of stories by a US marine and veteran of the Iraq war. Senior editor Francis Bickmore pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights to the untitled collection by Phil Klay through by Cathryn... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canongate defends "fantastic" Assange memoir

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 10:03 Canongate has said it had "a financial imperative" to publish Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's memoir without his approval but also said the "fantastic" book was exactly what the publisher asked for when the contract was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Assange savages "duplicitous" Canongate

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 09:19 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has accused Canongate of "old-fashioned opportunism and duplicity" over it publishing his memoir today without his approval. Canongate made the shock announcement yesterday (21st September) that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac pre-empts literary debut

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 13:00 Pan Macmillan has pre-empted rights in a debut novel about a young black hairdresser called Dorrie in present-day Texas, for a five-figure sum. Editorial director for fiction Jenny Geras bought UK and Commonwealth rights... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus snaps up two by Fiore

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 11:00 Quercus has acquired two novels by South African author, Rosie Fiore. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S wins auction for Faulkner cookbook

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:24 Simon & Schuster Illustrated has won an auction to publish a cookbook by 2010 "Celebrity Masterchef" winner Lisa Faulkner. Francine Lawrence, editorial director at Simon & Schuster Illustrated, bought world rights in a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Ireland acquires war debut

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 12/09/2011 - 08:40 Penguin Ireland has acquired a first novel about the "mysteries and alchemies of friendship", likening it to The Reluctant Fundamentalist and the writing of W G Sebald. Senior editor Brendan Barrington bought world rights... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Picador beats seven publishers to debut

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:00 Picador has won an eight-way auction for an American debut set primarily in 1950s America, snapping up the title and one other for a six-figure sum. Editorial director Kate Harvey acquired Tigers in Red Weather by Liza... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hamish Hamilton acquires Naqvi debut

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:00 Hamish Hamilton has acquired Home Boy by H M Naqvi, winner of the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in January this year. Publishing director Simon Prosser bought British Commonwealth rights from Margaret... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French and Watson lead strong first half for debuts

Written By: Philip Stone and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 24/08/2011 - 08:31 Dawn French and S J Watson are the most successful debut novelists of the year so far across paperback and hardback, with debut novels generally having a more successful year than 2010. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canongate to launch The Canons

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 14:01 Canongate is repackaging some of its most "distinctive, original and relevant books" as The Canons, with 12 titles launching during the Edinburgh Book Festival and another 12 to follow in 2012. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stockett first debut in Kindle Million Club

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 14:41 Kathryn Stockett has become the first debut author to join the Kindle Million Club after selling over a million copies of her novel The Help (Penguin). Janet Evanovich, Headline Review author of the Stephanie Plum novels, has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Decemberists' singer writes kids book for Canongate

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:01 Canongate has bought a children’s book written by the lead singer of American indie rock band The Decemberists. Senior editor Francis Bickmore bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excl Canada, Australia and New Zealand) to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus snaps up Nutty Boy Suggs

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 11:07 Quercus has bought a memoir by Madness frontman Suggs, for publication in autumn 2012. Non-fiction publishing director Richard Milner bought world rights to the autobiography from Robert Kirby at United Agents. Suggs, aka... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Headline preempts debut about child abduction

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 12:15 Headline has pre-empted a debut novel about a man's whose nine month old daughter is abducted by carjackers in South Africa. Publisher at large Martin Fletcher bought world rights to Held Up by Christopher Radmann from Juliet... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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