23 Dec 2011
Stewart Lansley’s The Cost of Inequality has been gathering good reviews and has just been sold to China.
Peter Wilby selected it as his Book of the Year in the New Statesman writing:
Stewart Lansley’s The Cost of Inequality (Gibson Square, £17.99) exposes the truth about the economic catastrophe that afflicts the western world: neoliberalism has created consumer societies in which millions are so poor that they cannot afford to consume.
Nial Cooper in Church Action on Poverty stated:
Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reasons behind the astonishing growth in inequality in the UK and US over the past 30 years – and why it helped to bring about the unprecedented economic crisis we are all now facing. Readable, well-argued and a devastating critique of neo-liberal laissez-faire economics that has allowed the growth of a new generation of super-rich ‘Robber Barrons’ …
Times Higher Education Supplement said:
Lansley adds value, making the forceful case that the rapid rise in wages and profits in the financial sector crowded out other forms of private-sector growth…..his second line of thought is equally compelling…. the central arguments of Lansley’s book - and the solutions he proposes - deserve a wide hearing and an urgent place on the policy agenda.
The full review can be found at www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418488&c=1
21 Dec 2011
Sean Longden’s Dunkirk is currently no. 2 on the overall Kindle List and no. 1 in Non fiction.
21 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Casey Watson and Cathy Glass who continue their long run in the best seller non-fiction paperback lists respectively at no 10 and no 20.
16 Dec 2011
Frank Ledwidge’s Losing Small Wars is no 1 on Amazons Iraq list and Kebvin Ivison’s Red One is no 13
Losing Small Wars is number two on their Afghan list and Doug Beattie’s Ordinary Soldier is no 6
14 Dec 2011
Casey Watson’s The Boy No One Loved and Cathy Glass’s The Night The Angels Came are respectively no 12 and 19 this week.
07 Dec 2011
David Day’s regular British publisher, OUP, has bought his biography of Antarctica to be published next year by Random House (Australia).
06 Dec 2011
Award-winning author and campaigning journalist Katharine Quarmby’s new book has been sold to One World. The Outcasts looks at the plight of the travelling community both in the UK and further afield weaving the inside story of the Dale Farm eviction into a larger tale of how Gypsies and Travellers have been seen in Europe for centuries.
06 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Casey Watson and Cathy Glass who continue their run in the best seller lists at 10 and 14 in the paperback non-fiction chart.
02 Dec 2011
Simon and Schuster has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a memoir by Sam Faiers, star of hit TV show, The Only Way is Essex and will publish in Spring 2012. The book will be written by agency author Emma Donnan and was sold in association with Adam Muddle at Money North.
The book will lift the lid on Sam’s childhood, her rise to fame, her friends and relationships, her style and what it is like to be a part of the huge ITV2 show. The book will be backed by a big PR and marketing campaign including signings and targeted online activity.