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News stories from the book world in August 2007

August 2007

Dead authors write on

20 August 2007

After last week's look at brand name authors whose books are written by others, this week News Review investigates those who continue their writing careers from beyond the grave.   Read more

The hidden authors

13 August 2007

When Random House UKPenguin Random House have more than 50 creative and autonomous imprints, publishing the very best books for all audiences, covering fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, autobiographies and much more. Click for Random House UK Publishers References listing announced recently that their newly-acquired mega-selling author James Patterson will nearly double his annual output to eight books a year, you might be forgiven for wondering how on earth he would do it. But 'James Patterson' is a brand and the publishers are talking about him 'extending' the brand to include romance, teen fiction, non-fiction and even graphic nove  Read more

The battle of the classics

6 August 2007

What price the classics?

The battle of the classics has commenced! Random House and Penguin are going head-to-head this month with their classics relaunches, with little to distinguish between them in price and everything down to presentation.  Read more