book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Saturday 6th February

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

Kindle e-Book Warning System is Now Live
goodereader.com

Amazon developed system because they wanted to protect consumers and make them aware that a Kindle book might have some problems

Publisher pulls all copies of controversial new book on Church of England
www.washingtonpost.com

"That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People" was supposed to be released on Feb. 11

Hong Kong's missing booksellers and 'banned' Xi Jinping book
www.bbc.co.uk

US-based writer, who uses the pen name Xi Nuo, says he has published the book online to challenge China

Crime fiction steals top slots in UK library loans
www.theguardian.com

New figures show that nine out of the 10 most borrowed books last year were thrillers

Why A Texas Bookstore Wants You To Bring Your Gun Shopping
www.mhpbooks.com

Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store

Preis Der Leipziger Buchmesse Finalists
www.complete-review.com

Announces three sets of five finalists, selected from 401 submissions.

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Hong Kong Booksellers Held For 'Illegal Activities', Say China Police
  2. The Book Most People Have Lied About Reading
  3. Which Are The Most Borrowed Library Books In The UK?
  4. Waterstones Turns A Page As Sales Rise
  5. Not The Oignon: Fury As France Changes 2,000 Spellings And Ditches Circumflex
  6. Paula Hawkins To Headline Crime Story 2016
  7. Second Quarter Results Down At HarperCollins
  8. Amazon's Retail Plans Could Include A Lot More Than Books
  9. Amazon's New Edinburgh Warehouse Sparks 1-hour Delivery Hopes
  10. Ebook sales falling for the first time, finds new report