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Posted on 2018/02/19 in Acquisitions, News, tagged as

Kiera Jamison, senior commissioning editor at Icon Books, has acquired World English language rights from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Agency to 101 TINY CHANGES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY by Ailbhe Malone, Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed UK. 101 TINY CHANGES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY is a beautifully packaged gift book filled with practical self-care tips for when you need a simple pick-me-up. It will offer help on how to look after yourself and your m… Read more »

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John Timpson WINS the Commuter’s Read category at the CMI Management Awards

Posted on 2018/02/14 in Competitions, News, tagged as Award winner, Business, CMI, Management

Keys to Success by John Timpson has won Commuter’s Read at the 2018 Management Book of the Year Awards. Launched in 2010, the Management Book of the Year signposts managers and leaders to the books that are breathing new life into management and leadership thinking. The Awards are hosted by the Chartered Management Institute in association with The British Library, and are sponsored by Henley Business School. This year, more than 140 titles were… Read more »

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Testosterone Rex WINS The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

Posted on 2017/09/21 in Uncategorized, tagged as

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT TESTOSTERONE REX HAS WON THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE! Cordelia Fine’s latest book, Testosterone Rex brings together evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience and social history to move beyond old ‘nature versus nurture’ debates, and explains why it’s time to unmake the tyrannical myth of Testosterone Rex. Fine’s insightful and important contribution to the debate about gender in s… Read more »

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Come Work with Icon – Marketing Assistant Position Available!

Posted on 2017/08/30 in General, Inside Publishing, News, tagged as

Marketing Assistant – Icon Books Icon Books is an independent non-fiction publisher based near Caledonian Road station in north London. We publish head-turning, thought-provoking, popular books on science, language, sport, politics, business and much else besides, including the famous Graphic Guide series, bestsellers like The Year of Living Danishly, Queer: A Graphic History and Helena Kelly’s Jane Austen: The Secret Radical. We’re looking for a… Read more »

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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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