Lisa Comfort's sewing empire is spreading north of the river! Her new shop opens in Myddelton Street EC1 on 13th November. See www.sewoverit.co.uk
for details and her new book SEW OVER IT VINTAGE comes from Ebury in spring 2015.
posted by JANE October 29, 2014 1:29 PM
We're dancing round the office! Just heard this morning that the film of Andy Mulligan's 2010 TRASH, directed by Stephen Daldry, has just won top prize at the 9th Rome Film Festival that closed this weekend.
posted by JANE October 27, 2014 11:47 AM
Evenings drawing in...and that means that Autumnwatch's presenter is off getting very cold and wet in preparation for the new series which starts at the end of the month. (He's currently in Estonia checking out migrating Bewick swans.) Martin's hilarious memoirs of his years behind (rather than in front of) the camera making wildlife programmes are being published in the Spring by Constable. We've just seen the cover (brilliant) and the in house lawyers are just giving it the OK....
posted by JANE October 16, 2014 1:15 PM
Early copies of JULES HOWARD's first book have just arrived - covered with early praise and a splendid jacket. It's the launch title for Bloomsbury's new natural history list SIGMA. Publication in late October with lots of national PR lined up for Jules and US publication in early November.
posted by JANE October 08, 2014 12:16 PM
Royalty statement time and ANDY MULLIGAN author of TRASH (the movie world premiere in Rio tonight!) has sold over half a million copies worldwide of his five published children's novels. In a time of falling sales and universal publishing gloom this is phenomenal number- and this is before the movie effect.
And RICHARD VAN EMDEN, the UK's foremost historian of World War One has now sold 622,000 copies of his various works, most recently by Bloomsbury. He can rightly claim to be one of the top three bestselling historians writing currently.
These are staggering numbers for authors without TV exposure, national newspaper columns or other celebrity. Word of mouth and talent and effective publishing still make the book business tick.
posted by JANE October 07, 2014 7:36 PM