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Posted on 2017/08/03 in News, tagged as cordelia fine, popular science, royal society prize, testosterone rex

Publicity Announcement Cordelia Fine’s Testosterone Rex is one of 6 publications shortlisted for this year’s Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize! ‘Testosterone Rex is a debunking rumble that ought to inspire a roar.’ The Guardian Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rewarded competitive men and cari… Read more »

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Posted on 2017/07/20 in News, tagged as Video games, digital, gaming

Game on! Icon sign a personal investigation into the psychological benefits of videogames Tom Webber, Commissioning Editor at Icon Books has acquired World English Language rights to LOST IN A GOOD GAME: How digital worlds show us what it means to be human, and why we need to rethink our fear of them by Bath Spa University psychology lecturer and Guardian writer Pete Etchells from Will Francis at Janklow and Nesbit for an undisclosed sum. Icon wi… Read more »

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Attention! Icon Books sign Macron biography – The French Exception

Posted on 2017/05/09 in News, tagged as biography, election, france, le pen, macron, politics

We’re delighted to announce that Icon has signed THE FRENCH EXCEPTION: Emmanuel Macron’s extraordinary rise and risk by Adam Plowright, a journalist based in Paris. Commissioning editor Tom Webber acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Kerry Glencorse at the Susanna Lea Agency. 39-year old Macron is the youngest ever inhabitant of the Elysee Palace. A surprise candidate for the presidential elections, Macron formed his own party and was conside… Read more »

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Author of Lobbying For Change, Alberto Alemanno, speaks at RSA

Posted on 2017/04/26 in Events, News, tagged as

We’re living in troubled times. Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. People are making clear their frustration with supposedly representative governments, and yet feel powerless to effect change. Populists are capitalising on this disconnection and discontent. What can we do to fix democracy, get our voices heard and create a better society? The answer, argues leading academic, civic entrepreneur and public interest lawye… Read more »

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Icon Books Acquires Memoir From Blogger Meg Fee On Love, Friendship & NYC

Posted on 2017/04/25 in News, tagged as Meg Fee, NYC, blogger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 25 APRIL 2017 Icon Books has signed PLACES I STOPPED ON THE WAY HOME by Meg Fee. Commissioning editor Kiera Jamison acquired World rights from Ella Kahn at Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency. Inspired by her popular journal-style blog, Places I Stopped on the Way Home traces Meg Fee’s life as a twenty-something in New York City, stopping to reflect on the people and places who – for better or worse – have helped her… Read more »

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Lobbying for Change: Press Release

Posted on 2017/04/19 in News, tagged as alberto alemanno, citizenship, lobbying, politics, society

“…I have no hesitation in lobbying you to read this book.” Bill Emmott Former editor, The Economist Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society by Alberto Alemanno 1 May 2017 ISBN 9781785782084  £8.99 paperback original Alberto Alemanno will in the UK from 9-11 May Public lecture: RSA on 11 May, 1 pm. Press contact Ruth Killick 07880703741 / publicity@ruthkillick.co.uk Don’t get mad – get lobbying! From the Austrian student wh… Read more »

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Join Charlotte Rampling at Hay Festival

Posted on 2017/04/12 in Events, News, tagged as charlotte rampling, film, hay festival, literary, memoir

The actor reminisces in an intimate self-portrait, with stories and photographs from her long career, discussing her newest book, Who I Am.  Charlotte Rampling will be joining Sarfraz Manzoor on the 27th May. Buy your tickets here.

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Join Charlotte Rampling at Cambridge Literary Festival

Posted on 2017/04/12 in Events, News, tagged as cambridge, charlotte rampling, film, memoir, who I am

This April 23rd join Charlotte Rampling at Cambridge Literary Festival! A rare opportunity to spend an hour with the actress, model and sixties icon Charlotte Rampling. Most recently on our screens in ITV’s Broadchurch, HBO’s Dexter and 45 Years, Rampling’s career spans popular entertainment and arthouse cinema, starring in English, French and Italian films. Until now, she has shied away from ‘too personal’ autobiography, but with Who I Am, Rampl… Read more »

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Department of Education hails ‘honest and engaging’ approach to grammar, as bestselling book is introduced to curriculum.

Posted on 2017/04/01 in News, tagged as education, fucking apostrophes, grammar, simon griffin

After prolonged negotiations with ministers from DfE and head teachers across the country, Icon Books announce today that Simon Griffin’s Fucking Apostrophes is to be introduced as part of the school curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, commencing Autumn 2017. The publisher will initially be producing a substantial print-run of the existing text for KS2 children in time for the new academic year, with plans for a milder, censored version bein… Read more »

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Icon is shortlisted for IPG Independent Trade Publisher of the Year!

Posted on 2017/01/24 in News, tagged as

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Independent Trade Publisher of the Year in the IPG’s Independent Publishing Awards 2017. Coming at the start of our 25th anniversary year, and following a record 2016, the shortlisting is a proud moment for the company. The IPG judges said of us: ‘Icon Books celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, following a best ever year in 2016. Its publishing was often proactive and imaginative, exemplified by a… Read more »

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