Gollancz is pleased to announce a significant structural reorganisation within the editorial team. Simon Spanton is promoted to Associate Publisher, with particular responsibility for innovative acquisitions and Gollancz’s social media and community engagement, as well as continuing to publish his award-winning list to its full potential.
Gillian Redfearn is promoted to Deputy Publishing Director focusing on strategy, critical path delivery and the publishing programme. She will be looking to take Gollancz – already the number one for Science Fiction and Fantasy in … More
Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director at Gollancz, has acquired world rights in a fantasy trilogy by Den Patrick.
The first novel is called The Boy with the Porcelain Ears and is set in a Pseudo-Renaissance Italy. It follows the fate of Lucien ‘Sinestra’ De Fontein as he attempts to find his place among the nobility. Each book will centre on a different protagonist, telling a story set within (and often around) the sprawling edifice of Demesne.
The first three books are called … More
Leading SF publisher Gollancz, an imprint of Orion Books, is to publish three new original novels to tie-in with the sequel to classic 80s computer game ELITE.
Gollancz announced the new novels after pledging over £13,000 to help make ELITE: DANGEROUS, a sequel to the classic space trading game published in 1984 but which still enjoys a cult status. Having reached their £1.25 million goal on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, the game’s producers, Frontier Developments, plan to release the game … More
Gillian Redfearn, Gollancz Editorial Director, has acquired World Rights to two supernatural thrillers by Suzanne McLeod. The agent was John Jarrold.
The titles offer an exciting new twist to the Spellcrackers.com series, set in London, but the details are currently being kept under wraps for now and will remain so until closer to publication. Speaking about the deal, Gillian said ‘We’re really thrilled with this new proposal from Suzanne McLeod. Her characters are warm and engaging, their relationships zing, her magic … More
This weekend, two of London’s best bookshops have joined together to put on a day of literary, musical and culinary events to celebrate Charing Cross Road, spiritual home of the UK bookselling trade.
In recent years, many of the wonderful bookshops that dotted the Charing Cross Road have gone. I started work on CXR in 2002, and can still roll off the list of the deceased. Al-Huda Books, Sportspages, Murder One (recently revived in Forbidden Planet), Comic Showcase, Silver Moon, Bookends, … More
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