Former agent's 'dark' debut wins RNA new writer award

Former literary agent Hannah Begbie has won The Romantic Novelists' Association's (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award for new writers for her novel Mother (HarperCollins). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Quadrille scores four on Guild of Food Writers shortlists

Publication Date: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 13:07 Quadrille has scored four nominations for this year's Guild of Food Writers awards. Titles from Stevie Parle, Josceline Dimbleby, Mark Hix and Mark Diacono were shortlisted, with the latter's A Taste of the Unexpected squaring up against two Jacqui... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Peddle awarded Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 08:35 Vintage assistant editor Kay Peddle has been awarded the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2011 for her Brain Shots audiobooks project for Bodley Head. She received the prize, which recognises the professional achievements of women in publishing yesterday evening... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Headline acquires debut Poppy Gee

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 11:31 Headline has acquired a debut literary suspense novel by Australian writer Poppy Gee. Publishing director Imogen Taylor bought world English rights from Julia Kenny at Markson Thoma, with Andrea Walker at Reagan Arthur... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agents press for ebook escalators

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 26/04/2011 - 08:48 Agents are anticipating escalators in ebook contracts to become "the norm rather than the exception", as they reported already having negotiated the clause with UK publishers in some cases. An escalator clause means the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Master Georgie wins Booker's Best of Beryl

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 21:45 Beryl Bainbridge’s Crimean War novel Master Georgie has been voted the Man Booker Best of Beryl. Shortlisted in 1998, when it lost out to Ian McEwan’s Amsterdam, the novel was voted for via the Man Booker website, just pipping... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Little, Brown splashes out on Irish debut

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 20/04/2011 - 15:48 Little, Brown has become the latest publisher to sign a hefty advance for a debut novel, snapping up two novels by debut Irish writer Kathleen MacMahon for £600,000. C.e.o. Ursula MacKenzie pre-empted world English... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Picador pre-empts two debuts

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 15:28 Picador has pre-empted on two novels by debut fiction authors, one a literary thriller set in the diving world, and the other following a fictional 1930s Hollywood star. Publisher Paul Baggaley acquired UK and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New Adweek Debuts With Dramatically Overhauled Design, Edit Approach

The new Adweek debuts this week with a letter from editorial director Michael Wolff promising that this "is not your father's trade magazine." The brand--which merges sister titles Brandweek and Mediaweek--boasts a new look in print (with a redesign from storied magazine designers Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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'Los Angeles Review of Books' Debuts Preview Site

In the first step of a two-phase launch, the long-awaited Los Angeles Review of Books has debuted its preview site at lareviewofbooks.org with essays and reviews by Ben Ehrenreich, Geoff Nicholson, Jane Smiley, Jefferson Hunter, and Richard Prince. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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London Triptych wins Authors Club prize

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:16 The Authors’ Club Best First Novel award has been given to Jonathan Kemp for London Triptych. The book, about sex, exploitation and dependence set against London’s gay underworld was published by Brighton-based indie Myriad... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mehta hails publishing after lifetime award

Written By: Felicity Wood Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 14:00 Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Alfred A Knopf, has said publishing's editorial, marketing and publicity standards would guarantee the sector's relevance, as he was awarded the eighth LBF Lifetime Achievement Award in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin and Foyles lead way in Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:30 Penguin is topping the table with an industry-leading six nominations in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards. Following closely behind in the nomination league tables are HarperCollins and Hodder & Stoughton, both listed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kingsolver on shortlist for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 10:36 Barbara Kingsolver's Orange Prize-winning The Lacuna (Faber) has been shortlisted for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The 10-strong list, announced this morning (12th April), also includes three from Irish authors, Brooklyn by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agents Keeping Foreign Publishers on Digital Leash

As the London Book Fair goes through its annual run this week, American agents are trying to figure out the best way to sell digital rights to foreign publishers in markets that are far behind the U.S. in ebook sales. Even though many international publishers are just starting to dabble in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New awards on Sports Book shortlists

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 11:35 New awards for Best Racing Book and Best Sports Book Retailer will be up for grabs at this year's British Sports Book Awards 2011. W H Smith, Amazon, Waterstone's and Foyles are all in the mix to win the best sports retailer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agents mull change to AAA code of practice

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:45 Literary agents are privately ­discussing removing a clause ­preventing them from acting as publishers in the UK Association of Authors' Agents constitution. The issue is not yet on the agenda of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agent Nick Canham to join HC sports editorial

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:30 HarperCollins has hired agent Nick Canham to head up its sports list, as it makes a number of promotions in its non-fiction team. Canham joins from Roar Global and will also commission general non-fiction as editorial director.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Agents warn publishers over digital rates

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 01/04/2011 - 08:50 Literary agent Sonia Land has warned book publishers they will lose control over authors’ digital backlists unless they improve their royalty offer. Land this week announced her decision to publish 100 of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Virago acquired debut from Frances Greenslade

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 21:39 Virago has acquired a debut novel by Canadian author Frances Greenslade, pre-empting the title within 24 hours. Publisher Lennie Goodings acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) through Bill Hamilton at A M... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Virago acquires debut from Frances Greenslade

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 21:39 Virago has acquired a debut novel by Canadian author Frances Greenslade, pre-empting the title within 24 hours. Publisher Lennie Goodings acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) through Bill Hamilton at A M... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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