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Piccadilly Press Acquires Middle Grade Garth Nix Novel FROGKISSER!

Piccadilly Press is delighted to announce that Garth Nix will be joining the imprint with a new middle grade novel, FROGKISSER! which will be published in Spring 2017. Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director for children’s fiction at Bonnier Zaffre acquired UK and Commonwealth volume rights including audio and eBook (excluding Canada…

Published 29 Mar 2016

Team Fergus

Joanna Nadin (far right) with Sir Chris Hoy and Flying Fergus illustrator, Clare Elsom As a career, being a writer has its advantages: you get to work when you want; you get to wear what you want, whether that’s pyjamas or a ballgown (and I’ve worn both to work in);…

Published 07 Mar 2016

New November Books!

Christmas is coming soon and this month we’ve got lots of heartwarming books for you. Watch the video below to find out more: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6AtE737L2g?rel=0] NOT BAD FOR A BAD LAD by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman LILY AND THE CHRISTMAS WISH by Keris Stainton TESTING TIMES FOR…

Published 06 Nov 2015

New October Books

It’s the first day of October and we’ve got some gems for you this month! Watch the video below to find out more about our new titles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1ET3wl9Bo?rel=0] SNOWBALL: THE BABY BIGFOOT by Ruth Symes, Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton MEGASTAR: THE FINCREDIBLE DIARY OF FIN SPENCER by Ciaran Murtagh,…

Published 01 Oct 2015

New September Books

This month we’ve got two brand new (and very colourful!) books for you. Want to know more? Watch the video below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL-Bx6OaRlE]<img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-798" src="http://www.piccadillypress the original source.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/img_7558.jpg?w=660″ alt=”IMG_7558″ width=”660″ height=”660″ /> Beasts of Olympus: Dragon Healer by Lucy Coats The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life by…

Published 22 Sep 2015

A Kingdom Of Horses by Zillah Bethell

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a heartfelt and emotional middle grade story – A KINGDOM OF HORSES by Zillah Bethell. Editor Matilda Johnson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for KINGDOM, plus a second untitled book from Julia Churchill at A.M. Heath at auction. The book will publish in…

Published 07 Jul 2015

Brenda Gardner steps down from Piccadilly

After forty-three years in the industry, Brenda Gardner, Publisher of Piccadilly Press, has decided it is time to step back and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.  Brenda set up Piccadilly Press in July 1983 and the company was nominated three times for the IPG Children’s Award. Piccadilly Press won the…

Published 15 Jun 2015

New June Books

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Published 05 Jun 2015

New May Books

This month we’ve got 2 brand new books for you! In the video below, Livs will tell you everything you need to know about them. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIh7RllTXBo] BEASTS OF OLYMPUS: STEEDS OF THE GODS by Lucy Coats WILD SONG by Janis Mackay Want to get your hands on our two…

Published 11 May 2015

News just in: Film deal for Zaffre’s first acquisition

We’re enormously excited to announce that our first acquisition, Maestra by L.S. Hilton, has been signed up in a major Hollywood film deal. The novel is a dark and gripping thriller, and has been described by a leading international publisher as “an erotic Talented Mr Ripley” and by a Hollywood…

Published 10 Apr 2015

New April Books

Happy publication day! We’ve got a bunch of fantastic new books out today (+ a lovely new cover) and in the video below Livs will tell you all about them [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGMfYfw4rL4] THE SECRET ANIMAL SOCIETY: SPIKE THE SEA SERPENT by Ruth Symes FLEECED by Julia Wills RAMPAGE by Julia…

Published 02 Apr 2015

Welcome to Zaffre!

Hello and welcome to the first ever website for Zaffre Publishing, a new imprint from Bonnier Publishing Fiction visit this website. We’ve been hard at work since being founded late in 2014 by Mark Smith, and we’ve already got some very exciting books lined up, beginning publishing in January 2016…

Published 30 Mar 2015

Mother's Day Picks

Mother’s Day is almost here! Since there’s (obviously) no greater joy than getting a new book, we’ve collated a lovely selection of books all about mums. Enjoy! Up first, we have THE SUMMER OF TELLING TALES by Laura Summers, a heart-rending yet totally warm and wonderful read: Grace and Ellie…

Published 13 Mar 2015

New March Books

Today we’ve got Alex to talk you through all our exciting new titles! Watch the video to find out which books are coming out in March. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBuSTXAj6uc] For more information about the books, head over to the GoodReads pages by clicking on the titles below: Spies in Disguise: Boy in…

Published 02 Mar 2015

A truly Fincredible cover

Fin Spencer, a twelve-year-old stuntboy-rockstar in training, is coming to a bookshop near you soon in THE FINCREDIBLE DIARY OF FIN SPENCER: STUNTBOY by Ciaran Murtagh. For his first fincredible adventure we knew we needed a truly fincredible cover! At the very start of the book (no spoilers!) Fin is given a magic…

Published 20 Feb 2015

World Book Day Costume Ideas

World Book Day is right around the corner (March 5th, in case you don’t have it marked in your calendar yet), which means it’s time to start thinking about some book-inspired outfits!  Here are some of the (easy) ideas we’ve come up with: Roald Dahl characters are always a good…

Published 19 Feb 2015

Let's Talk Love! Our Valentine's Day Picks

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t resist going through the Piccadilly backlist to give you a lovely selection of teen stories with a romantic theme. Enjoy! First up, we have NEPTUNE’S TEARS, a futuristic love story that follows Zee McAdams, a healing empath at a busy hospital where she…

Published 11 Feb 2015

Our New Logo

We’ve been getting such positive feedback on our new logo these past few weeks that we really couldn’t wait to tell you more! It all started a good 6 months ago when we all got together to discuss what we were looking for. We wanted something that was fun, warm and lively….

Published 05 Feb 2015

A Cover's Journey – after design, comes production

Once a cover is designed – gorgeously, I might add, by our brilliant design team – there are several stages it has to go through before it is ready to go off to print. The back cover gets as much scrutiny as the front cover – every word is pored…

Published 02 Feb 2015

Piccadilly Picks of the Week – the Doodle edition

A pen that writes in the air? A 3D pen? This is not the future – this is now! (We’ve got one on order and will definitely post pictures when we play with it in the office!) Read more about it on this tumblr post. It’s so exciting to think…

Published 30 Jan 2015

Nobody’s Perfect, or In Praise of the Proofreader

For today’s blog post, I’m here to sing the praises of the freelancer, and of copy-editors and proofreaders in particular. Here at Piccadilly Press, in our London offices, we are a small, select and happy band, but we couldn’t do everything we do without leaning on our experienced team of…

Published 28 Jan 2015

New February Books

Want to know which new books we have for you in February? You’ve come to the right place! Here is Livs to tell you a bit more about the new titles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CzUJmHqjGQ] For more information about the books, head over to the GoodReads pages by clicking on the titles…

Published 26 Jan 2015

Piccadilly Past – Dr Who

I’ve been wanting to post about this since my first exploration through the archive shelves prozac medication. This is DOCTOR WHO: THE TARDIS INSIDE OUT, published in 1986! What a cover! 30 years ago, Brenda Gardner, the founder of Piccadilly Press, worked with the BBC and producer John Nathan-Turner to produce…

Published 23 Jan 2015

The Piccadilly Pyramid

Meet the Piccadilly Pyramid! It can be difficult to find the right book to fit the right reader, and we’re trying to make the process a bit more fun. Inspired by our sister company Hot Key Books’ Key Ring, we’ve created the Piccadilly Pyramid. On the back of all Piccadilly…

Published 22 Jan 2015

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