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Quercus buys three from 'remarkable' Piper

The Bookseller – 2012-01-31

Quercus has bought three books by Katie Piper, who survived a rape and acid attack in 2008 and...

Quercus acquires two by Linda Green

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Quercus has acquired two novels by women's fiction author Linda Green, with the author moving...

More Greg Hughes for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2011-12-16

Quercus has acquired a second book by prize-winning YA author Greg Hughes, with plans to publish...

Quercus signs deal for Koomson novels

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:15 Quercus has acquired two novels by Dorothy Koomson, who has moved from Sphere. Executive director David North bought UK and...

Quercus sees sales drop but profits rise

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 10:33 Quercus saw an inevitable downturn in sales in the first half of 2011 after its Stieg Larsson enhanced 2010 numbers, but still...

Quercus invests in youth with rights deal

The Bookseller – 2011-09-22

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 14:15 Quercus has acquired two books from 26-year-old debut author, Prajwal Parajuly, who becomes the youngest writer at the...

Quercus snaps up two by Fiore

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 11:00 Quercus has acquired two novels by South African author, Rosie Fiore. read more

HC's Heller moves to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2011-09-07

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 09:31 HarperCollins publishing director Jenny Heller is moving to Quercus, where she will help to grow the publisher's non-fiction...

Quercus bags 50 Cent bullying tale

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:05 Quercus has bought a children's book by US rapper 50 Cent. Playground, for the 12-plus age group, is a semi-autobiographical...

Quercus signs 50 Cent's bullying novel

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:05 Quercus has bought a children's book by US rapper 50 Cent. Playground, for the 12-plus age group, is a semi-autobiographical...

Quercus plots to become top five UK trade publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-09-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 15:24 Quercus plans to increase its staff by 40% within the next three years, as it aims to become one of the UK’s top five trade...

Quercus hires finance director, reshuffles board

The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has appointed a new finance director and reshuffled its board of directors. Paul Lenton, a chartered accountant who last...

Quercus buys two more from Clarke

The Bookseller – 2011-08-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 08:53 Quercus has bought another two books by its young adult fiction author Cat Clarke. Roisin Heycock, editorial director at Quercus...

Quercus snaps up Nutty Boy Suggs

The Bookseller – 2011-07-22

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 11:07 Quercus has bought a memoir by Madness frontman Suggs, for publication in autumn 2012. Non-fiction publishing director Richard...

Quercus joins iBookstore

The Bookseller – 2011-07-12

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 09:24 Quercus has become the latest publisher to join the iBookstore, making the likes of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy available...

Quercus buys football title by Constable editor

The Bookseller – 2011-06-13

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 13/06/2011 - 08:45 Quercus has acquired a history of Latin American football, written by Constable publishing director Andreas Campomar. read...

Quercus buys biography of boxing champion Haye

The Bookseller – 2011-06-09

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:14 Quercus has acquired an authorised biography of WBA world heavyweight boxing champion David Haye. Non-fiction publishing...

Quercus publisher of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards

The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the...

Strong year start for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2011-05-06

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 11:28 Quercus has enjoyed "strong double-digit growth" across both its trade and contract divisions in the first four months of 2011,...

Quercus acquires Hull-set crime novel

The Bookseller – 2011-04-06

Publication Date: Wed, 06/04/2011 - 14:24 Quercus has won a "keenly contested" auction to a debut literary crime novel set in Hull and East Yorkshire. Editor Jon Riley acquired UK and Commonwealth...

Quercus makes £1m from digital in three months

The Bookseller – 2011-04-05

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:22 Quercus has nearly matched the £1m digital revenue it made from e-books last year in the first three months of 2011. read more

Profits surge at Quercus, launches new imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-04-05

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 09:38 Profits surged to £7.5m at Quercus last year, as the independent announced HarperCollins publishing director Susan Watt is to set...

Quercus increases market share by more than 100%

The Bookseller – 2011-02-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Quercus has announced that its market share has increased by 103% in a year. The publishing group responsible for Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium Trilogy, revealed...

Long-lost Puzo novel to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2008-11-14

Quercus imprint Maclehose Press has acquired...

David North made m.d. of Quercus trade publishing

The Bookseller – 2008-10-30

Quercus Publishing has appointed David North...

Rice twice as nice for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2012-02-24

Quercus imprint Heron Books has bought two new novels by Eva Rice, who was previously published...

Quercus' McGrath new Templar m.d.

The Bookseller – 2012-02-29

Quercus executive director of sales and marketing Mike McGrath has been appointed as the new...

Six-figure debut deal for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2012-03-27

Quercus has paid a six-figure sum for two books by debut novelist Paul Lynch, beating off five...

Torday junior hooked by Quercus

The Bookseller – 2012-04-02

Quercus has acquired a debut children's novel by Piers Torday, son of Salmon Fishing in the...

Heneage novels to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2012-05-08

Quercus' Heron Books imprint has acquired three novels by Ottakar's founder James Heneage...

2011 a 'transition' year for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2012-05-29

Sales and profit at Quercus dropped 22% in 2011 but the company grew sales of its non-Stieg...

Quercus dominates Bloody Scotland's new award

The Bookseller – 2012-08-10

Quercus dominates the shortlist for the inaugural Scottish Crime Book of the Year award,...

Quercus to publish 'business god' Boulle

The Bookseller – 2012-08-14

Quercus is set to publish a new book from reality TV star Francis Boulle. The 23-year-old...

Two Eleanor Moran titles for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2012-09-26

Quercus has two new novels from Eleanor Moran. Jo Dickinson, paperback publisher at Quercus,...

Quercus hit by Fifty Shades success

The Bookseller – 2012-09-28

The decline in sales of Stieg Larsson and the success of Fifty Shades of Grey has impacted on the...

Quercus makes second US push with 'start-up'

The Bookseller – 2012-10-10

Quercus is to make a second move into the US with a "startup operation" that will begin...

Harris in Quercus move

The Bookseller – 2012-10-22

Walker Books sales and trade marketing director Jane Harris is to join Quercus as executive...

Quercus: 2012 profits to be 'below expectations'

The Bookseller – 2013-01-25

Quercus has reported that it expects profit before tax in the year to 31st December 2012 to be...

Quercus Sets Its Sights on September U.S. Launch

Publishers Weekly – 2013-01-26

Since it was founded in May 2004 by Mark Smith and Wayne Davis, Quercus Publishing has become one of the largest independent book publishers in the U.K., and as the next step in its growth, the...

Quercus directors up investment in company

The Bookseller – 2013-01-30

Quercus chief executive Mark Smith (pictured), chairman David Potter and c.f.o. Colin Adams have...

Quercus Children's to expand list by 50%

The Bookseller – 2013-02-11

Quercus Children's is planning to expand its list by 50% over the next two years, with growth...

Quercus partners with W F Howes on audio

The Bookseller – 2013-03-18

Quercus is collaborating with audio publisher W F Howes to "dramatically increase" the...

Quercus signs more Boyd, Geras, Ironside

The Bookseller – 2013-03-19

Quercus has signed a new two-book contract with Hilary Boyd [pictured], whose debut novel...

Fifty Shades contributes to Quercus sales drop

The Bookseller – 2013-04-23

Quercus has announced its preliminary results for 2012, with a a fall in both profits and revenue...

HC and Quercus sign Publishing Equalities Charter

The Bookseller – 2013-04-30

HarperCollins and Quercus have become the latest publishers to sign the Publishing Equalities...

Quercus brings sales in-house

The Bookseller – 2013-06-18

  Quercus has brought home and export sales in-house, after eight years with the...

Returns hit first-half profits at Quercus

The Bookseller – 2013-09-26

Quercus has recorded a 10.9% rise in turnover to £10.2m for the six months to end June 2013...

Quercus buys YA concubine debut

The Bookseller – 2013-10-03

Quercus has signed world rights to a YA novel it describes as "The Handmaid's Tale meets...

Quercus signs Natalie Meg Evans

The Bookseller – 2013-10-16

Quercus has signed two historical romances from debut author Natalie Meg Evans. Kathryn Taussig...

Quercus Books chosen for Shropshire Bookfest

The Bookseller – 2013-12-06

Two books published by Quercus, The Last Wild by Piers Torday and Secrets, Lies...

Quercus to publish fourth book in Larsson's Millennium series

The Bookseller – 2013-12-17

Quercus will publish a fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, to be written by...

Smith: Quercus hit by 'lack of visibility'

The Bookseller – 2014-01-17

Quercus c.e.o. Mark Smith has blamed a "lack of visibility" for the company's...

Stieg Larsson publisher Quercus driven to seek buyer

The Guardian – 2014-01-22

Independent which brought the Millennium trilogy to millions of English-language readers puts company up for saleThe publisher behind The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, independent press Quercus, has...

Quercus on the Block

Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-22

Less than a week after announcing disappointing holiday sales and expectations of a significant loss, U.K.-based Quercus has placed itself up for sale.

Quercus Will Have Big Loss

Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-17

U.K-based Quercus Publishing reported this morning that a disappointing fourth quarter would result in a “significant” loss for the year.

Amazon Among Rumored Quercus Suitors

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-11

Rumors about who will be purchasing the publisher circulated at the Folio Awards ceremony in Central London.

Quercus signs Revell debut

The Bookseller – 2014-03-21

Quercus Children's books has signed Stonebird, a middle-grade novel from debut author Mike...

Hodder buys Quercus

The Bookseller – 2014-03-25

Hodder & Stoughton is to purchase Quercus. The announcement was made to the markets today...

Hodder Completes Quercus Buy, Smith to Leave Company

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-24

Quercus CEO and cofounder Mark Smith will be leaving the company, but aiding in the transition.

Smith out as Hodder acquires Quercus

The Bookseller – 2014-04-24

Mark Smith, chief executive of Quercus, is to leave the publisher following its sale to Hodder...

Hodder Completes Quercus Buy

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-24

Quercus CEO and cofounder Mark Smith will be leaving the company, but aiding in the transition.

North made Quercus m.d.

The Bookseller – 2014-05-06

David North has been appointed the new m.d. of Quercus. The publisher has been bought by Hodder...

Quercus U.S. Distribution Moves to HBG

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-19

Following the purchase of Quercus by Hachette UK earlier this spring, distribution for Quercus’ U.S. titles will move from Random House Publisher Services to Hachette’s U.S. unit, Hachette Book...

Quercus moves US sales to Hachette

The Bookseller – 2014-05-20

Quercus is to move it sales and distribution services in the US to Hachette Book Group (HBG)....

Further Losses at Quercus As Integration Plan Is Finalized

Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-03

Following consultation, there has been a second wave of redundancies at U.K.-based house, Quercus. The cuts have resulted in a staff of roughly 40 people.

Quercus makes redundancies following buyout

The Bookseller – 2014-09-03

More than half the Quercus staff have left the company following its buyout by Hodder &...

Quercus buys second from Neil Spring

The Bookseller – 2014-10-24

Quercus has acquired The Watchers, the second novel by British author Neil Spring. Fiction editor Kathryn Taussig bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Cathryn Summerhayes of William Morris...

Quercus launches Christmas book-giving campaign

The Bookseller – 2014-12-03

Quercus has launched a Christmas campaign to celebrate the joy of giving and receiving books. As part of the Greatest Gift campaign, 15 key bloggers and BookTubers will upload a post explaining why...

Marunas Named Publisher at Quercus U.S.; Shelley to CEO at Little, Brown U.K.

Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-12

Nathaniel Marunas has been named publisher of the U.S. division of British publisher Quercus, and David Shelley has been named as the successor to Ursula Mackenzie at Little, Brown U.K., with...

Pan Mac's Butler to become Quercus m.d

The Bookseller – 2015-01-15

Jon Butler is to leave Pan Macmillan to become the new m.d. of Hodder & Stoughton-owned Quercus, with current Quercus m.d. David North leaving once the “integration of Quercus into Hachette is...

Quercus to publish Millennium trilogy sequel in August

The Bookseller – 2015-01-29

The sequel to late author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy will go on sale in the UK in August. The book, which is entitled That Which Does Not Kill in Swedish, was penned by David Lagercrantz...

Quercus signs debut by Scholastic's Sanger

The Bookseller – 2015-03-04

Quercus has bought a debut novel by Scholastic Books’ employee David Sanger. Editor Richard Arcus bought world rights, excluding the US, to All Their Minds in Tandem from Becky Thomas at Fox...

Quercus signs Lindy West

The Bookseller – 2015-04-18

Quercus has acquired a book by Guardian columnist and GQ culture writer Lindy West. Shrill will be a “laugh-out-loud portrayal of what it means to become self-aware the hard way, in a popular...

Quercus celebrates Salander's birthday

The Bookseller – 2015-04-23

Quercus Books is to host a digital-led "Day of the Girl" celebration of Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, on the character’s birthday on 30th April.

Quercus buys cycling title by Geraint Thomas

The Bookseller – 2015-06-26

Quercus has acquired a book about cycling by Olympic gold medallist and world champion Geraint Thomas after a "fierce auction".   In The World of Cycling According to G, which will be published in...

Eastenders’ Danny Dyer releasing book with Quercus

The Bookseller – 2015-08-28

Quercus is to publish a book by Eastenders’ actor Danny Dyer. The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons from the East End will see Dyer tackling questions including 'where have all the old...

Quercus promotes Richard Arcus to commissioning editor

The Bookseller – 2015-09-04

Quercus has promoted Richard Arcus to the role of commissioning editor, focusing on “commercially saleable literary fiction as well as crime fiction with an imagination-capturing...

Quercus acquires The Soup Cleanse diet book

The Bookseller – 2015-09-08

Quercus has acquired a “major” new diet book. Ione Walder bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to The Soup Cleanse by Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella from Nicole Bond at Grand...

Quercus Children's integrates into Hachette

The Bookseller – 2015-09-25

Quercus Children’s will formerly integrate into the Hachette Children’s Group 1st January 2016, as Niamh Mulvey leaves the children’s team to join Quercus' adult department. The children’s...

O’Neill moves to Quercus’ adult list

The Bookseller – 2015-10-08

YA author Louise O’Neill is moving to Quercus’ adult imprint with her editor Niamh Mulvey, who took on the role of senior commissioning editor of the adult list last month. Mulvey signed world...

Quercus promotes Bethan Ferguson to marketing director

The Bookseller – 2015-10-29

Quercus has promoted Bethan Ferguson to marketing director as part of a drive to strengthen its marketing and publicity departments. Ferguson, who joined Quercus in 2011, said: “I am delighted to...

Quercus to publish The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

The Bookseller – 2015-12-17

Quercus is set to release The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K on New Year's Eve in what the publisher has called its "take on New Year, New You".

Elizabeth Masters made Quercus deputy publicity director

The Bookseller – 2016-02-25

Elizabeth Masters, currently PR manager for Tinder Press at Headline, has been appointed deputy publicity director for Quercus.

Quercus to publish Mslexia competition winner

The Bookseller – 2016-03-10

Quercus has acquired a debut novel, the winner of the Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition 2015.

Quercus launches new 'upmarket' imprint: riverrun

The Bookseller – 2016-03-10

Quercus is launching a new fiction and non-fiction imprint called riverrun.

Tragic tale of football youth prodigy to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2016-03-12

Quercus has acquired Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius, by Oliver Kay, chief football correspondent of the Times.

Quercus acquires domestic noir thriller by Heathcote

The Bookseller – 2016-03-30

Quercus is to publish domestic noir novel Undertow by Psychologies magazine associate editor Elizabeth Heathcote.

Quercus Reveals Fifth Millennium Series Title

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-20

Quercus, the British publisher of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, has announced a fifth book in the bestselling line, set for a 2017 release. Knopf will publish the book in the U.S.

Costa winner Penney's love story to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2016-05-21

Quercus has acquired a new historical novel and "epic love story" by Costa winner Stef Penney.

The Cure co-founder memoir to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2016-06-08

Quercus has acquired the memoir of Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding members of The Cure.

James Rhodes moves to Quercus for two-book deal

The Bookseller – 2016-06-08

Internationally renowned pianist James Rhodes has struck a two-book deal with Quercus, starting with a book that will show how "anyone with two hands", and willing to...

Social media stars Jack & Jack to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2016-06-09

Quercus has acquired a non-fiction title by social media stars Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson, known on social media as Jack & Jack.

Katie Piper strikes new deal with Quercus

The Bookseller – 2016-08-18

Quercus has bought an "inspirational" non-fiction book by Katie Piper on confidence. 

Baggini can handle the truth in Quercus title

The Bookseller – 2017-03-16

Quercus has signed A Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World by Julian Baggini, founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine.

Quercus makes Wise move for joint memoir

The Bookseller – 2017-03-16

Quercus has signed Not That Kind of Love by actor Greg Wise and his late sister Clare.

Quercus launches Little Ways to Live a Big Life series

The Bookseller – 2017-04-26

Quercus is publishing a new small-format "how to" series of books to help readers learn new skills for a more fun-filled and enriching life, called Little Ways to Live a Big Life.

James Rhodes' mental health memoir signed by Quercus

The Bookseller – 2017-05-13

Quercus is publishing a new book from concert pianist James Rhodes next year exploring mental health.

Quercus celebrates authors at Café de Paris

The Bookseller – 2017-05-25

Pianist James Rhodes, comedian Bill Bailey, actor Greg Wise and TV presenter Katie Piper were among the Quercus authors appearing at an evening for booksellers hosted by the publisher at...

Screenwriter Mark Illis' first children's book to Quercus

The Bookseller – 2017-06-14

Quercus Children's Books has acquired author and screenwriter Mark Illis' first children's book, The Impossible, and its sequel. 

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