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Britain Finally Embraces the Graphic Novel - Posted September 5, 2007
Other countries, most notably America and France, may have embraced the graphic novel format and lauded several notable titles with praise, but as the New York Times' Tara Mulholland reports, Britain was a little slower to catch on to the form. "On the Continent graphic novels have been as accepted as... [GalleyCat]

Dolby's Imprint at Random House UK is Named - Posted July 31, 2007
The Bookseller reports that Trevor Dolby and Rosie de Courcy's new imprint at Random House UK has been named Preface Publishing. The announcement comes simultaneously with the launch of the imprint's Spring 2008 list, comprising A POINT OF VIEW ... [GalleyCat]

Random House UK's Promised Patterson Blitz - Posted July 13, 2007
On Monday, Random House UK hosted James Patterson (situated at left with company CEO Gail Rebuck) at Sketch, reports Booktrade.info, where the company first held a conference day at the venue, outlining sales plans to staffers and the tr... [GalleyCat]

Transworld Launches Ireland Division - Posted July 5, 2007
Transworld, a subsidiary of Random House UK, announced today that it is setting up a new subsidiary company, Transworld Ireland, which will publish its first list in 2008. Eoin McHugh, currently Head of Book Purchasing at Eason & Son Ltd, has been appointed Publisher. McHugh will report to Transworld's Senior Publishing... [GalleyCat]

Sansom Named Communications Director for Random House UK - Posted June 13, 2007
Random House UK announced in a press release yesterday that Rachael Sansom has been appointed as Group Communications Director, effective July 23. Sansom, previously a Board Director and Partner at London based PR agency Consolidated Communications and Director of Communications, Europe for Motorola, will oversee all aspects of communications for the... [GalleyCat]

Random House UK Buys Virgin Books - Posted March 5, 2007
Booktrade.info reports that Random House UK has acquired a 90 per cent stake in Virgin Books in a deal which gives the company worldwide use of the Virgin brand in the field of book, audio and digital publishing. In a separate agreement, Sir Richard Branson will also write five new books... [GalleyCat]

Surprise Books for Harris, Faulks - Posted March 2, 2007
Publishing News reports that Hutchinson, an imprint of Random House UK, is pleasantly surprised by the news that both Robert Harris and Sebastian Faulks will be delivering unexpec... [GalleyCat]

Random House UK CEO Talks of Tough Markets - Posted February 23, 2007
Publishing News reports on Random House UK CEO Gail Rebuck's recent "state of the union" address to around 40 literary agents in the Random House boardroom last Friday, spelling out just how tough the market is for all publishers - and how her group is investing heavily in areas such as... [GalleyCat]

The Everyman's Library Turns 100 - Posted January 9, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's Tom Nolan focuses attention on the centenary of the Everyman's Library, founded in 1906 by bookbinder-turned-publisher Joseph Malaby Dent to preserve great works of literature. The books found a fan in Knopf... [GalleyCat]

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