Press Releases and Book News from Hodder & Stoughton

Press Releases

  • 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 ...

  • John Murray Press Learning, an imprint of John Murray Press, have acquired YouTube sensation Chinese with Mike, a brand new video-based approach to learning Mandarin led by Mike Hainzinger aka Mike Lǎoshī (Teacher Mike).

    With over 1 in 7 of the world population now speaking Mandarin Chinese, the language is one of the fastest growing, ranking as the top language worldwide for business other than English (Bloomberg Rankings) Mike's unique, hilariously entertaining and ...

  • Mark Richards, Editorial Director at John Murray Publishers, has pre-empted a debut novel from former BBC News journalist Terry Stiastny, in his first major acquisition since joining John Murray Publishers from Fourth Estate last autumn. ACTS OF OMIS ...

  • John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, will publish the fully authorised biography of Elizabeth Jane Howard in September 2016, written by Artemis Cooper.

    Artemis Cooper is well underway with her work on Elizabeth Jane Howard. She has conducted extensive interviews with family and friends, and has had full access to her papers. ‘Over the past year’, says Cooper, ‘I have made several t ...

  • John Murray Press will publish the book of the BBC Radio 4 series Tweet of the Day, which highlights the songs and calls of Britain’s birds.

    An imaginative guide for the armchair naturalist, TWEET OF THE DAY is a vivid biography of 265 of our favourite birds. Bringing a lifetime's knowledge, insight and enthusiasm to the subject, Westwood and Moss take you month by month through the year, ...

  • Roland Philipps acquired the Commonwealth Rights working in conjunction with John Brodie of Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, who acquired World rights.Carlson’s widely-read, much discussed profile of Marissa Maye ...

  • Two Roads Publisher Lisa Highton struck a deal for two books with Gillian Fizet at House of Anansi Press.   US rights were pre-empted by Claire Wachtel at HarperCollins last week. Two Roads will publish GIRL RUNNER alongside the US in early ...

  • Joe weighed 22 stone when he turned 40. He was in constant pain and suffered from a debilitating skin disease. He knew he had to turn his life around. He decided to try to regain his health through juicing. And he filmed the attempt. Drivin ...

  • A compelling exploration  of human  morality,  the  novel  is set on the Texan Gulf over one long, hot summer, where abducted teenager    Justin   Campbell’s   reappearance  after ...

  • TWIN AMBITIONS to be published on 10 October, 2013

    Records have tumbled before him: European track records at 1500m, 5000m indoors, and 10,000m; British track records at 5000m, 3000m indoors and 10k on the road have all fallen to Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah: the boy from Somalia who came to Britai ...