Icon News & Events

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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Jane Austen, The Secret Radical

Posted on 2016/10/25 in Events, New Books, News, tagged as Helena Kelly, Jane Austen, Literature, Non-fiction, Novels, Regency, Secret Radical

AUTHOR HELENA KELLY SEARCHES FOR THE REAL JANE AUSTEN ‘However well you think you know the novels, you’ll be raring to read them again once you’ve read this.’ Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller Almost everything we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels don’t confine themselves to grand houses and they were not written for readers’ enjoyment. She writes about serious subjects and her books are deeply subversive. We just don’t read her proper… Read more »

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5000-1: The Leicester City Story

Posted on 2016/05/19 in New Books, News, tagged as 5000-1, Football, Leicester City, Premier League, Rob Tanner

The incredible as-it-happened story of Leicester City’s march to Premier League victory We are thrilled to be publishing 5000-1: The Leicester City Story on 26th May to mark an amazing moment in sporting history. In August 2015 bookmakers William Hill priced Leicester at 5000-1 to win the Premier League – the same odds as Elvis being found alive. On 2 May 2016, the impossible happened – Leicester won, to ecstatic celebrations in the city and arou… Read more »

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New Books published in March!

Posted on 2016/03/04 in Competitions, New Books, News, tagged as New Titles, adrift, helen babbs, influential britons, march, peter pugh, positive psychology, reynolds, we have a deal, 50

We have four brand new books to share with you, all published this month. First up, we’re thrilled to be publishing We Have A Deal by acclaimed negotiation expert Natalie Reynolds, who will teach you how to avoid common pitfalls, keep cool and in control, and achieve what you want, every time – whether you’re responsible for large deals at work or simply renegotiating your phone contract. Then we have a stunning piece of nature writing in Adrift,… Read more »

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Posted on 2016/03/03 in New Books, News, tagged as adrift, canals, helen babbs

Adrift: A Secret Life of London’s Waterways by Helen Babbs Today is the publication day of Adrift: A Secret Life of London’s Waterways, a new book by London-based writer Helen Babbs. Here at Icon Books, we’ve loved working on Adrift and with Helen Babbs, and we wanted to give you a flavour of what’s to come. “It was a dark and stormy night.” It’s a well-known opening line and though now something of a cliché, it never ceases to draw me in. Who do… Read more »

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Announcing Queer

Posted on 2016/02/24 in New Books, News, tagged as Graphic Guide, Julia Scheele, LGBT, Meg-John Barker, Queer

IN LGBT HISTORY MONTH, ICON BOOKS ACQUIRE A GROUNDBREAKING NON-FICTION COMIC BOOK ON LGBTQ+ HISTORY. Kiera Jamison, commissioning editor at Icon Books, has acquired world rights in all languages to QUEER: A GRAPHIC HISTORY by activist-academic Meg-John Barker and illustrator Julia Scheele. Queer: A Graphic History is a groundbreaking non-fiction comic book that tells the histories of queer thought and activism. At its heart are questions and idea… Read more »

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Icon Books Advent Calendar Door #22

Posted on 2015/12/22 in Competitions, tagged as

Today’s advent calendar giveaway has been chosen by Stevie Finegan, Icon’s Publicity and Digital Sales Coordinator. It is Finding Home by Emily Dugan, read below to see why this was her choice. It has been a great year for reading non-fictionally, and there were a number of books vying for my heart when asked to name one I particularly treasured. There were books that made me laugh and books that made me cry and I lingered long and hard over a go… Read more »

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Icon Books Advent Calendar Door #6

Posted on 2015/12/06 in Competitions, tagged as

Our advent calendar giveaway today has been picked by Andrew Furlow, Icon’s Sales and Marketing Director. It’s Catherine Hewitt’s biography The Mistress of Paris, and here’s why Andrew has chosen it: The book I’ve most enjoyed publishing this year – though it’s a tough choice! – is Catherine Hewitt’s The Mistress of Paris. I love the way in which Hewitt weaves the story of Comtesse Valtesse de le Bigne – born into pretty much abject poverty as pl… Read more »

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Icon Books Advent Calendar Door #4

Posted on 2015/12/04 in Competitions, tagged as

Today’s Advent Calendar giveaway has been chosen by our intern of the past couple of weeks, Faye Harvey She’s chosen a fabulous book which we published in late 2012 – Pandaemonium by Humphrey Jennings. The book, originally published in 1985, inspired Danny Boyle’s showstopping opening ceremony of the London Olympics of that year, though it was languishing out of print. Our editor spoke to the author’s daughter, Marie-Louise Jennings, who died her… Read more »

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Icon Books – Advent Calendar

Posted on 2015/12/01 in New Books, News, tagged as Catherine Hewitt, How to Sound Cultured, Hubert van den Bergh, John Farndon, Messi, Messi vs Ronaldo, Mistress of Paris, Ronaldo, Thomas W. Hodgkinson, You Think You're Clever, beyond the call, brian clegg, luca caioli, marc allum, moons

Behind door #1, a copy of every book we’ve published in the last two months! Win this stack of eight books on our Twitter page! So Christmas is here. And what better way to celebrate than with a bookish advent calendar? So every day we’ll be giving away a book or book-related gift. Behind every door is something different, so keep an eye out on our website and our Twitter for new and exciting prizes each day until Christmas. Behind the first door… Read more »

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