News was recently released to the book trade concerning upcoming changes to Gollancz. From the official press release:
MALCOLM EDWARDS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF GOLLANCZ AND CONSULTANT PUBLISHER OF ORION
David Young, CEO of The Orion Publishing Group announces today that Malcolm Edwards will be standing down as Deputy CEO and Publisher of Orion at the end of 2015 and will become Chairman of Gollancz and Consultant Publisher at Orion.
We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week’s new titles feature a ground breaking new space opera from Alastair Reynolds, action-packed SF eBooks from Elizabeth Bear and fantasy and SF from award-winning author Geoff Ryman. SFF fans, we’ve got a plethora of unmissible books to pick up or download from your local bookshop, library or from your preferred e-tailer.
We would like to remind everyone that the Gollancz list has decided to move to a windowed direct submissions period each year. Please be aware that we are currently not considering, or returning, any direct unsolicited submissions.
We will open direct submissions again, for a limited period of time, later in 2015 and will make an announcement closer to the time.
We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week it’s all about the paperbacks and we have all the paperbacks a reader could want. From classic SF and Fantasy to contemporary masters of the genre we’ve so many unmissible new books to pick up or downloand from your local bookshop, library or from your preferred e-tailer. Wish lists at the ready.
We are thrilled to announce a far-reaching new publishing project for Ursula K. Le Guin. We have acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights to five significant novels, two short story collections, a volume of selected non-fiction, as well as eBook rights to twelve widely-acclaimed novels including A Wizard of Earthsea and The Dispossessed amongst others.