Picador partners with Amazon

Publishers grasp Amazon’s Vine.

“This link with Vine is just one part of Picador’s partnership with Amazon and the reason that I am writing this blog piece today is that after much work behind the scenes today is the day that we launch the Picador Store on Amazon. I am extremely excited about this launch and look forward to your comments on it. The aim of the store is to highlight Picador’s fiction and non fiction publications, the new titles, the backlist and the audio editions, to Amazon’s customers. Each month there will be Book of the Month as well as offers on backlist and additional information on our titles and authors.”

Oldies but goodies

Via the Bookseller:

"Classic crime titles are being given a facelift this autumn with the launch of a new list featuring stylish monochrome artwork from Atlantic Books. The series will begin on 1st November with a four-strong launch comprising Gerald Griffin’s thriller The Collegians, Sapper’s detective novel Bulldog Drummond, Raffles by E W Hornung and Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, which Atlantic describes as "the first detective novel". Thereafter, the publisher will launch a book every month—including titles by Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sheridan Le Fanu and G K Chesterton—until at least the end of 2009."