book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Friday 1st August

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Secker and Harvill to Merge

Posted at 12:07PM Friday 13 Feb 2004

Random House is to merge The Harvill Press with Secker & Warburg into a single publishing unit, Harvill Secker. The move will see Geoff Mulligan become Publishing Director of the new imprint, with CCV Commercial Director James Garbutt adding Associate Publisher of Harvill Secker to his job title. Harvill's Publisher of 20 years Christopher MacLehose becomes Publisher-at-Large to the imprint. "He will continue to care for and work with his authors, attend international book fairs and work for the new imprint, especially in Europe," the Random House press release says.

MacLehose says: 'Harvill's loss of independence may always be a matter of regret to me and to all those who supported its growth as an independent house and who worked for it, but the climate of the trade in Britain at any rate has dictated that that only within the shelter of a major publishing force can the authors of small and quality houses flourish. After perhaps too long at the helm of this great publishing house, I look forward to being able to concentrate on work with Harvill's authors and translators, and to sharing the next years with the new members of the team, in particular with James Gurbutt, whose value to Harvill has already been demonstrated, and with the admirable Geoff Mulligan of Secker & Warburg'.

Simon Master for his part states: 'Whilst we remain fully committed to our substantially federal and autonomous publishing structure, it is clearly hard for imprints the size of Secker and Harvill to flourish individually in today's environment.'

The books from both lists will be published under their separate imprints for the time being.




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

WH Smith At Waterloo Branded London's Hottest Shop
www.standard.co.uk

But not in a good way

Apple Getting Into Ebook Subscriptions?
www.digitalbookworld.com

Does the Acquisition of BookLamp Signal Apple's Entry Into the Ebook Subscription Service Market?

Introducing BackTypo, A Self-Publishing Tool With Italian Flair
publishingperspectives.com

BackTypo, a self-publishing tool from Italy, promises to help authors build beautiful books simply and easily

Apple Settlement Won't Be Modified
www.publishersweekly.com

Judge expressed concerns with a proposed deal to settle damage claims

HBG Sales Rise 5.6% Despite Amazon's 'Punitive' Actions
www.publishersweekly.com

Sales of 903 million euros for the first half of 2014

Lost Dr Seuss Stories To Be Republished
www.theguardian.com

Early appearances by the Grinch and Horton the Elephant recovered from old magazines due out in September

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. WH Smith At Waterloo Branded London's Hottest Shop
  2. Is It A Giant? Is It A Yeti? No! It's Philip Ardagh, Booktrust's New Writer In Residence
  3. 2014 PEN Literary Award Winners
  4. How Amazon Brought Publishing To Its Knees
  5. Prison Book Ban: Grayling Faces Flood Of Books As Campaigners Step Up Protest
  6. Author Wins Six-Figure Book Deal By Selling Copies From Bedroom
  7. Inkflash - A Virtual Reality Social Website For Book Lovers
  8. David Sedaris? Who? Oh, You Mean The Local Litter-picker
  9. Harlequin Results Down; Sale To Close In Days
  10. Best Buy Admits Tablet PC Sales Are Crashing