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Posts Tagged ‘Sue Freestone’

Dateline LBF: Day One Deals & Tidbits

  • Booktwo is running a live Twitter feed from LBF. We’ll be checking it obsessively, no doubt.
  • Quercus‘s Sue Freestone beat out several other publishers to secure the UK rights to Canadian Donna Milner‘s debut novel, AFTER RIVER. (PN)
  • John Calder hands over eponymous publishing program to Alma Books. (PN, 1st item.)
  • Publishing Associations speak out about China’s intellectual piracy. (the Bookseller)
  • Keynote speech from non-executive chairman Simon Master. (PN)
  • Jamie Oliver signs with longtime publisher Penguin to tell his life story. (the Bookseller)
  • Journal prices: even more ridiculously expensive than previously thought. (the Bookseller)
  • Hanif Kureshi‘s first novel since 2001, SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, will be published by Faber in 2008. All other rights are still available. (the Bookseller)
  • Peter Collinridge posts a rejected Bookseller piece on the dangers of adopting technology too quickly
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Jane Wood Jumps to Quercus

Jane Wood, currently Orion‘s editor-in-chief, has announced she will be moving to Quercus in the summer of 2007 to build up the independent publisher’s general and women’s fiction list, the Bookseller reports. Her job title will be publisher, and she will work alongside Sue Freestone, Jon Riley and Nic Cheetham. Wood, whose authors at Orion include Michael Connelly and Chris Simms, previously worked with Quercus chairman Anthony Cheetham at Orion and Century. She said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Quercus at this exciting time. I’m hugely looking forward to helping them build the trade fiction list. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me.”

What’s particularly interesting is that the buzz at Orion for months was that Wood was on the slow boat to retirement. Guess that’s been delayed now…