GameStick lands first major publisher deal with Ubisoft

When we reviewed the GameStick Android console, one of our main concerns was how the library of titles on offer would pan out over time. Today, it's just been announced that Ubisoft will be bringing its Prince of Persia franchise to the platform. .. Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut author lands £1.5m publishing deal for 'sensational' historical novel

An American debut author has secured a £1.5m advance for her "sensational" historical novel, with Hutchinson winning the UK rights after a 12-publisher auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Designer of the Year winner Williams lands publishing deal

Jake Williams, winner of the Business Design Centre’s New Designer of the Year 2017, has signed a three book deal with Pavilion Children's Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-Published Author Lands Deal with HarperTeen

Intisar Khanani has signed a two-book contract for her originally self-published YA fantasy, 'Thorn,' and a new companion novel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing signs major Catherine Cookson deal

Amazon Publishing has acquired two new and unseen titles by the late novelist Catherine Cookson, including a memoir. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Biggest-selling' self-published book of 2016 lands Amazon deal

Self-published author Adam Croft has been snapped up for a publishing deal by Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer after releasing what he says is the biggest-selling book by a self-published author in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-published star Jasinda Wilder lands seven-figure deal with traditional imprint

After selling more than 2m ebooks under her own steam, the DIY star has now sold ‘dark, sexy’ Madame X trilogy to Berkley BooksRomance novelist Jasinda Wilder has become the latest self-published writer to land a major deal with a mainstream publisher, after her “dark, sexy” Madame X trilogy was... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon lands major textbook distribution deal in Brazil

Amazon began its retail life as an online book distributor, though it's something we rarely consider the company now -- unless you choose to count digital versions for Kindle and Kindle apps. However, a thriving market for textbooks exists and that has become a recent focus for the company --... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OUP becomes latest publisher to announce US Read and Publish deal

Oxford University Press has announced its first Read and Publish deal with a US institution, with Iowa State University Library. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-03 04:45:41 UTC ]
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Hundreds in publishing sign letter objecting to book deals for the Trump administration

More than 250 members of the literary community signed a letter this week urging publishers not to sign book deals with anyone in the Trump administration. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-01-15 19:12:33 UTC ]
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Majority of borrowed books across Ontario libraries in 2020 weren't published this year

In a year dominated by a global pandemic and American politics, some might find it fitting that the library book most likely to be checked out across Ontario was a hopeful memoir written by the former first lady of the United States. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-12-31 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Major publishing fairs BookExpo and BookCon to 'retire' after pandemic cancellations

BookExpo, the largest bookseller trade show in the U.S., and its consumer-facing sibling BookCon have been indefinitely canceled because of the pandemic. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-01 20:30:11 UTC ]
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Raven acquires two in 'major' debut deal

Alison Hennessey, publishing director of Bloomsbury Publishing's Raven Books, has sealed a two-book deal after a "passionately fought" auction for The Leviathan and The Puzzle Wood by debut author Helen-Rose (Rosie) Andrews. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-26 12:42:55 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House to purchase Simon & Schuster in massive publishing deal

ViacomCBS has announced plans to sell Simon & Schuster to publishing giant Penguin Random House LLC for a whopping $2.18 billion next year. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-11-25 21:02:17 UTC ]
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Pan Mac lands Marrs in two-book deal

John Marrs, author of The One (Del Rey), soon to be released as a Netflix series, is moving to Pan Macmillan for two speculative thrillers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-23 22:09:19 UTC ]
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Bonnier buys majority stake in Norway's Strawberry Publishing

Bonnier Books has acquired a majority stake in Norwegian publishing group Strawberry Publishing AS. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-19 01:57:40 UTC ]
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Has Donald Trump already landed a $100m book and TV deal?

While books about the outgoing US president have been bestsellers for the last four years, Trump might be a step too far for some publishersFact-checkers are quaking in their boots amid reports that Donald Trump could be being “courted for a new tome on his time in the White House”. The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-11 14:24:45 UTC ]
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'Talk Art' podcast hosts land deal with Ilex Press

Ilex Press, an imprint of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired Talk Art: Everything You Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art but Were Afraid to Ask by actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 01:00:34 UTC ]
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Octopus lands two-book deal with fitness influencer Krissy Cela

Octopus has struck a two-book deal with global fitness entrepreneur Krissy Cela to publish on the Aster imprint. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-17 10:14:53 UTC ]
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Story of ‘bloodthirsty unicorns’ brings debut author record publishing deal

Annabel Steadman’s fantasy series Skandar and the Unicorn Thief has won a seven-figure book contract, with film rights also sold to Sony PicturesA 28-year-old first-time author from Canterbury has landed what is believed to be the world’s largest ever book advance for a debut children’s writer,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-16 13:34:54 UTC ]
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