Friday 1 June 2012

Compass Points 2

Compass Points
Your weekly round up of publishing news, publicity information and trivia!

Hope all enjoyed their Jubilee jubilations! As you would expect. The Final Curtsey - the bestselling memoir by the Queen's cousin Margaret Rhodes has been getting a right royal load of coverage - there's been a double page spread in The Mail On Sunday, a documentary on ITV and Margaret was on Desert Island Discs on Sunday - which was repeated this morning! Phew! Britain has gone monarchy mad this week - so make sure this book is on prominent display; the Liverpool Echo picked it as their top Jubilee read!,-the-/2114

You're never too old for an adventure! How true, how true. The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is an international publishing sensation - which has sold over two million copies across the globe. Check out the promotional video on YouTube
The UK edition is published in July by Hesperus - have you ordered plenty of stock and POS?!

Do you think Annabel Karmel has a stranglehold on the children's cookery market? Well think again - Amanda Grant’s Cook School has just beaten her to win the Best Family Cookbook category of the Junior Magazine Design Awards 2012. The book features in the magazine's June issue and Macmillan are busy adding the Award Winner sticker to all of their stock now! Should be a sure fire summer seller ...
"At last a book that fills the gap between play cooking and real cooking, giving children dishes that are fun to make and the skills they need to make them, graded to their ages and abilities." Penelope Leach

It must be a good week for our cookery titles, as How to Make Bread by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou has just been awarded the much coveted Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book in the Guild of Food Writers Awards. These awards are the culinary equivalent of the BAFTAs and are the most prestigious in the field of food writing.

Last week we mentioned Harry Lipkin, P.I. The World's Oldest Detective by renowned Private Eye writer, Barry Fantoni . Publicity is building for this brand new crime novel - there's a great profile of Barry in The Independent this week.
And the publishers (Polygon) have released a very snazzy online trailer for the book, which you can find on YouTube
And all the additional information you need is on our website as always!

At a time when investigative journalism is coming under such fire - it's interesting to remind ourselves that it's far from a modern phenomenon. Muckraker - the scandalous life and times of Britain's very first such journalist - W. Sydney Robinson - is getting a lot of press coverage. The Mail has just given it a rave review calling it a "timely, well written biography of the brilliant, flawed Victorian journalist" and the Sunday Times said "Closely researched and briskly written, it does an excellent job of explaining one of the most extraordinary individuals in journalistic history." It's a highly entertaining read.

All of the titles mentioned here are available to order from the Compass New Titles website.

That's all for now folks - more next week!

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