#LBF11: LeCarre’s Son Inks Digital Deal, King Speech Backs Kwai Nov, Hecht’s B’day

In Global Trade Talk by Roger Tagholm

London Book Fair “Floor Talk” by  Roger Tagholm Digital Deal for LeCarre’s Son Roland Phillips at John Murray has bought the first non-fiction title by Nick Harkaway, son of John le Carre. Peak Digital will look at where “society and technology are interacting”, says Phillips, who concluded the deal with agent Patrick Walsh. “It’s about the search for authenticity in a technological …

#LBF11: Deals for The Tools and Secret Nazi Conversations

In What's the Buzz by Roger Tagholm

By Roger Tagholm Vermillion Acquires The Tools “Event publishing” is one of the phrases of the fair, it seems.  It’s how Ebury Publishing MD Fiona McIntyre is already referring to next spring’s publication of The Tools, the self-help title that has had London publishers talking (and calling their own therapists if they missed the deal). The book is by US therapist …

Publishing Point’s Susan Danziger Intros LBF Panel “The Great Debate”

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

By Susan Danziger, CEO of DailyLit.com and Founder of The Publishing Point I realized several years ago that I lived in two worlds. As the founder of DailyLit, I met with cutting-edge entrepreneurs (such as the founders of Twitter and Foursquare) who were pursuing dreams that others thought crazy. And then there was the other world of established executives at …

Read Publishing Perspectives London Book Fair Edition

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson For the first time, Publishing Perspectives is attending the London Book Fair! We will be reporting live from the fair, both here on our website and on Twitter (@pubperspectives). We have also created a fantastic (if I say so myself!) print edition for the London Book Fair that is full of articles about rights, UK publishing, and …

London Book Fair 2011: A Relentlessly Strong Program

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

Alistair Burtenshaw, Group Exhibition Director of the London Book Fair, talks about the Fair’s 40th Year By Edward Nawotka The London Book Fair, which kicks off today, certainly has a knack for timing. Last year, volcanic ash prevented a significant part of the international publishing community from making the Fair — fully 30% of registered attendees. This year, political upheaval …

At #LBF11: The Book is Dead – Long Live the Global Book

In What's the Buzz by Roger Tagholm

By Roger Tagholm In order to protect territorial rights and the best interests of authors, the industry should adopt the model used in other areas of publishing, such as STM and academic, and look at global publishing for trade works. That’s the view of Evan Schnittman, Bloomsbury’s MD, Sales and Marketing, Print and Digital. He says: “Whilst the ineluctable surge …

Oneworld, One Household: A Husband and Wife and a Life in Publishing

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

How do you negotiate a publishing career and a marriage when they are one in the same? Editorial by Juliet Mabey LONDON: In 1986, my husband, Novin Doostdar, and I founded a publishing house called Oneworld Publications, with a focus on bold, intelligent non-fiction across the humanities. Now, 25 years later, despite the recent downturn in the global economy and …

Chinese, Lebanese Writers Among Finalists for Man Booker International Prize

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

The finalists for the biennial Man Booker International Prize have been announced. The winner — who receives £60,000 pounds — will be announced at the Sydney Writers Festival on May 18. Unlike the Booker prize, the award is open to living authors writing in English or those whose works are generally available in an English translation. If applicable, the winner can opt …