Press Releases and Book News from Hodder & Stoughton

Press Releases

  • To date, Gruen’s novels have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS was made into a hit movie with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, and has just been announced ...

  • Lynda Bellingham’s memoir is the Number One Bestseller for a third week

    Lynda Bellingham’s memoir, There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You, is a runaway number one bestseller.  It has been confirmed today that it will top the adult bestseller lists for a third week with sales in all ...

  • Exclusive rights bought from Love Productions

    Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce that they have acquired exclusive publishing rights for The Great British Bake Off from producer, Love Productions in a multi-book deal. Hosted by Sue Perkins and Mel Geidroyc and judged by Paul Hollyw ...

  • Hepola, a single woman with a rising career in the media, was also a serious blackout drinker.  Mornings became detective work on her own life.  What did I say last night?  What did I do?  As she stares down her past in sobriety, ...

  • Hodder & Stoughton Lifestyle Editorial Director Nicky Ross, has signed up Alex Hollywood, wife of Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, to write her own cookbook, called My Busy Kitchen.An accomplished self-taught cook who comes from a fam ...

  • What makes a G&T glow in the dark? Who threw the world's first cocktail party? Why does a Bloody Mary taste best at 35,000 feet? And what's the key to opening champagne with a sword? Lascelles has dodged the washing lines of backstreet Havana in ...

  • In the first of the two new books, The Black Box: How to Turn Failure into Success, Syed will argue that success, whether in sport, business, politics or life is not really about talent, motivation or intelligence. These things, it turns out, are oft ...

  • It is 1978, Jess is thirteen and she already has a reputation - as the daughter of the only communist in town. But then, it's in the blood: the Mitchells have been in the Party since the Party began. Jess and her mother Eleanor spend every spare mome ...

  • My Autobiography

    Publication: 6th November 2014 ‘I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that’s the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public ...

  • FANS ARE INVITED TO HELP #RevealREVIVAL

    Fans can go onto a Facebook app hosted on www.Facebook.com/StephenKingBooks and become part of the community revealing one square segment of the cover at a time.  Once enough likes, comments and shares are generated a new square will be ready to ...

  • ‘THE BEST BUSINESS BOOK I’VE EVER READ’ BILL GATES

    Bill Gates first read John Brooks’ collection of twelve stories from Wall Street when Warren Buffett loaned him his copy.  Originally published in 1969 but out of print since 1971, BUSINESS ADVENTURES has constantly served as a bible for t ...

  • John Murray Publishers, an imprint of John Murray Press, will publish the book to accompany a major new BBC Radio 4 series Plants: From Roots to Riches.

    Created in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and presented by Kew’s Head Director of Science, Professor Kathy Willis, Plants: From Roots To Riches will feature unprecedented access to the rich heritage and ongoing work of scienti ...

  • JOHN MURRAY LEARNING ACQUIRES GET STARTED IN: WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION

    Jamie Joseph, Senior Commissioning Editor at John Murray Learning bought world English rights from Juliet Mushens for publication in Summer 2015. Young Adult is the fastest growing genre in fiction publishing and this definitive guide by a leading ag ...

  • Saltyard Books, an imprint of John Murray Press, is delighted to announce the acquisition of En Brogue: Love Fashion. Love Shoes. Hate Heels.

    Hannah Rochell is features editor at fashion magazine InStyle and has over seven years’ experience as a fashion journalist. She is the creator of EnBrogue.com, a blog devoted entirely to Hannah’s love of flat shoes. The blog has been feat ...

  • John Murray Learning Launches Just Write

    Just Write will be a hub for writers – a place to share experiences, tips and progress, and to draw on the expertise of the Teach Yourself Creative Writing Team. Writers will be able to access the Just Write Community via www.tyjustwrite.com , ...

  • Sceptre to publish on 2nd September 2014

    David Mitchell arrived on the UK literary scene in 1999 with GHOSTWRITTEN. ‘If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here’ Boyd Tonkin, Independent ‘The best first novel I have re ...

  • Loved and adored for his wit and warmth, Graham has been entertaining audiences and having fun with the world’s biggest stars for nearly twenty years. He first made his mark as a stand up comedy drag act at the Edinburgh Festival. He went on to ...

  • ‘Without doubt the wittiest of contemporary English poets.’ Dr Rowan Williams‘Nobody can match Wendy Cope when it comes to writing about men and love.’ Daily Mail‘Funny, melancholy and devastatingly observant.’ Hel ...

  • John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, is delighted to announce the acquisition of WHAT IF, a book of hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask by Randall Munroe, the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com.

    ‘XKCD is nerd royalty, the alpha dork, there's no geek more widely cited and loved. Anyone from the blinkered literati world of publishing who doesn't know this should be sacked and blamed for the tragic, avoidable decline of their industry.&rs ...

  • Commissioning Editor Briony Gowlett acquired world rights, including serial, in Being Reem from Amanda Preston at LBA in association with Dave Read at Neon Management. Hodder & Stoughton will publish on 22 May 2014.Joey proved to be an instant fa ...