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Penguin UK Opens its Doors to Unsolicited Manuscripts by Email For Limited Period

Penguin UK Opens its Doors to Unsolicited Manuscripts by Email For Limited Period

In an unusual move for a large mainstream publishing house, Penguin UK is now open to accepting unsolicited manuscript submissions from authors for a limited time period (October 2010). The submissions most only come through to Penguin’s editorial offices by email. Details from Penguin UK below: People frequently ask us how to go about getting


McArdle and Ackley Win Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards 2010

Patricia McArdle and Amy Ackley have won this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the respective categories of general fiction and young adult fiction. This is the first year two top prizes have been awarded. Both winners receive publishing contracts with Penguin USA and $15,000 advances. The winners were revealed today at the Amazon campus


Irish Author Paul Reid One of Four Novelist To Be Published by AmazonEncore

We may still consider Amazon one of the leading online retailers, but today’s announcement from their Seattle headquarters reinforces the status and development of Amazon as a publisher in their own right. Four novels will be published this spring by Amazon’s own imprint, AmazonEncore, and all of them were entries in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough

The Talks to The UK’s Top Publishing CEO’s

Today in, the CEO’s of the UK’s top publishing houses reflect on the current state of book publishing, the development and impact of digital books, and what their own predictions are in 2010 and beyond. This is part one of an interview did with Peter Field of Penguin, Victoria Barnsley of HarperCollins and Gail Rebuck of


Penguin Group Launch Puffin Ireland

There is some positive news on the publishing front for a change as Caroline Walsh, Literary Editor with The Irish Times reports today on news that Penguin Publishing is setting up Puffin Ireland, their children’s imprint. Michael McLoughlin, Manager of Penguin Ireland, believes there is a wealth of talented children’s writers in Ireland and best-sellers

Penguin Introduces The Publisher’s Office On Line

Penguin US have improved their web site and introduced The Publisher’s Office which features video and audio segments on authors and their books, as well as a reading preview segment. While there is perhaps nothing groundbreaking about Penguin’s improvements with these new on line features, it does emphasise the need for tradition publishers to use