George Weidenfeld’s death marks the end of a publishing era

The co-founder and chairman of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, who died this week, had unique status as both brand and editorLast year, Lord Weidenfeld joined his Hachette colleagues in moving to a shiny new HQ overlooking the Thames. Still regularly putting in office shifts, the nonagenarian co-founder and chairman of Weidenfeld & Nicolson was awarded a single privilege: he had the sole enclosed office in an open-plan setup, nicely symbolising his one-of-a-kind status as both brand and editor, a publisher continuing (though part of a multi-division behemoth like Hachette) to head the list he had established.Weidenfeld was then the last man standing out of a group of Hitler refugees, also including André Deutsch, Paul Hamlyn and Tom Maschler, who came to Britain in the 30s and became publishers after the war. Among their rivals in late 40s and 50s London were the children or grandchildren of fugitives from earlier tyrannies, such as Victor Gollancz, Fredric Warburg (of Secker & Warburg) and Manya Harari (co-founder of Harvill), as well as the present incumbents at long-established British family firms. Related: Publishing giant George Weidenfeld dies aged 96 Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #tom maschler #victor gollancz

Other Publishing stories related to: 'George Weidenfeld’s death marks the end of a publishing era'


Ig Publishing Marks a Decade

Founded in 2002 by the husband and wife team of Robert Lasner and Elizabeth Clementson, Brooklyn independent Ig Publishing is celebrating its 10th anniversary against all the odds. The house debuted with For Fuck’s Sake, a novel by Lasner, which did so well at the time, Lassner said, “We both... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #10th anniversary


Death of Mark Hodder-Williams

Mark Hodder-Williams, who worked for 30 years at Hodder & Stoughton, becoming the publisher... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hodder stoughton


Headline to publish Mark Mills

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 08:29 Headline has acquired two novels by Mark Mills, previously published by HarperCollins, and author of bestselling title The Savage Garden. Publishing director for fiction Imogen Taylor bought world rights excluding North... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #gernert company #bestselling title #mark mills #previously published


Harvill Secker to publish death row lawyer memoir

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 30/06/2011 - 13:09 Harvill Secker has acquired a non-fiction title about the work of British lawyer Clive Stafford Smith over 25 years to save those on death row in the US. Editor-at-large Rebecca Carter bought UK and Commonwealth rights... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #non-fiction title #harvill secker #conville walsh #patrick walsh


Publishing Scotland: 10 Newly Named International Publishing Fellows

Publishing Scotland announces a travel fellowship for 10 publishing professionals from seven countries to promote Scotland's books industry. The post Publishing Scotland: 10 Newly Named International Publishing Fellows appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-12 16:45:10 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #international publishing #books industry #publishing scotland


Publishing Scotland reveals International Publishing Fellows for 2020

Publishing Scotland has announced its new International Publishing Fellows for 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 10:20:39 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #international publishing #publishing scotland


Ronan Farrow Drops Publisher Over “Wildly Unprofessional” Decision to Publish Woody Allen’s Memoir

The author of Catch and Kill says he won't work with Hachette Book Group after it announced plans to publish his father’s book. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-03-04 19:50:27 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hachette book #announced plans


Peterson's Publishing Buys B.E.S. Publishing

Peterson’s Publishing has acquired the more than 800 titles of Barron's Educational Series Publishing. Ingram-owned Two Rivers Distribution is now handing sales and distribution for the company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Katy Loftus promoted to publisher as Viking expands fiction publishing

Viking is expanding its fiction publishing programme and has bolstered its team by promoting Katy Loftus to publisher, while Vikki Moynes is also joining from HQ. Loftus, previously editorial director of Viking, is now publisher for the imprint with responsibility for a team dedicated to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-10 04:36:30 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #fiction publishing #linwood barclay #adele parks #assistant editor


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #oxford university press #latest publisher


One of the largest book publishers in the world announces new publisher.

Andy Ward has been named a new vice president and publisher at Random House. Formerly editor in chief, Ward moves into the spot long held by the beloved Susan Kamil, who died in September. Ward has edited the likes of David Mitchell, George Saunders, and Imbolo Mbue, and will see his role as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-19 15:22:43 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #largest book #imbolo mbue #george saunders #david mitchell #random house #vice president #andy ward


Publishers prepare for Work in Publishing Week

Publishers including And Other Stories, Cambridge University Press and HarperCollins are preparing to take part in Work in Publishing Week, a campaign to inspire young people aged 14–24 to pursue a career in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 04:20:22 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers including #cambridge university press #harpercollins #publishers prepare


Morrison joins Echo Publishing as associate publisher

Bonnier Books' Sydney-based publisher Echo Publishing has appointed Tegan Morrison as associate publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-11 20:32:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bonnier #bonnier books #associate publisher


Damon Reiss Named V-P, Publisher of W Publishing

Thomas Nelson has appointed Damon Reiss to v-p, publisher of its W Publishing imprint, effective immediately. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #effective immediately #thomas nelson #publishing imprint


Emirates Publishers Association Opens Educational Publishing Seminar

Grounded in discussions on supporting UAE-based education publishers, this two-day program includes road-mapping sessions to plan the next five years. The post Emirates Publishers Association Opens Educational Publishing Seminar appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-10-28 05:15:12 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers association


Digiday Publishing Summit Event Briefing: Why publishers need to think like gyms to retain subscribers

At this week's Digiday Publishing Summit Europe in Budapest, Hungary, executives discussed how they are looking to diversify their sources of income and the inevitable pain points that come with that exercise. The post Digiday Publishing Summit Event Briefing: Why publishers need to think like... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-25 04:00:05 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishing summit


Lego Publishing and Ameet to launch new publishing imprint Lego Books

Lego Publishing will launch a new imprint, Lego Books, in partnership with children's book publisher Ameet.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-04 12:07:17 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishing imprint #children's book


Reuters Connect to Offer End-to-End Productivity Suite with Partners

Reuters today unveiled plans to enhance its digital content platform Reuters Connect with ‘end-to-end’ production apps offering creation, production and Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-08-20 15:02:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digital content


The Very First Books Published by Some of Your Favorite Publishing Houses

One of the most interesting things about book publishing, as an industry, is the way imprints and publishing houses develop over time—shifting focus to keep up with public interest, taking on personalities along with personnel, changing hands ad nauseam and merging like no one’s watching.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-15 09:36:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books published #publishing houses #public interest #book publishing #interesting things


African publishers should publish more books in African languages, says Ngugi wa Thing’o

African publishers should publish more books in indigenous languages to stop their disappearance and to increase the awareness of African writers in their own countries, the celebrated Kenyan writer and activist Ngugi wa Thing’o told delegates at the second International Publishers Association... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-13 23:53:47 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #international publisher #african publishing #told delegates #african writers #indigenous languages #african languages #african publishers