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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize of Fiction 2014 was announced earlier this evening: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah (Fourth Estate) Hannah Kent – Burial Rites (Picador) Jhumpa Lahiri … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

Little, Brown buys Constable and Robinson in the UK

The big news of the day: Hachette Group’s Little, Brown is buying indie Constable and Robinson.  More info at The Bookseller HERE.

February 3, 2014

Christopher MacLehose: A life in publishing

Great article in The Guardian on 28 December 2012.  Click through here.

December 29, 2012

No to sock puppet behaviour

You may have read in the press of the stories of abuse on online platforms for the promotion of books.  This includes authors using identities other than their own to … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

Paid Publicity Internship at Pan Macmillan funded by the Ann Cleeves Bursary

We have an exciting opportunity available for a bright and enthusiastic candidate to work as a paid intern. You will be working on a promotional campaign for an upcoming book … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Theakstons Crime Writing Festival 2012 – Wanted For Murder: The ebook #TOPcrime2012

Chair: Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4 Front Row Panel members: writers Steve Mosby & Stephen Leather; literary agent Philip Patterson; bookseller Patrick Neale; President of The Publishers Association and CEO … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · 32 Comments

Lazy practices in ebook publishing

Here’s one example.  Ruin the reading experience but save the branding.

June 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Bookseller Industry Awards 2012 – Winners

Winners in bold & italic in each category (as noted from twitter this evening). Imprint and Editor of the Year sponsored by The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) Constable & Robinson: James … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

More Bob the Street Cat

From BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning.  Previous posts on more information and introduction, as well as where the book is available right now.  Bob and James have already hit the … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Two major crime fiction competitions: novel and short stories

Stylist magazine have teamed up with Faber & Faber and seek entries for a crime novel, with the deadline for entries on 12 July (by snail mail, so give yourself … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 4 Comments