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22 May 2015 - 10:05
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

After reading my book about Jewish refugee children sent from Germany on the Kindertransport trains, a friend suggested that I might consider the plight of child migrants sent, alone, to Australia. Interested, I began researching the subject. The first book I read was ‘Empty Cradles’ by Margaret Humphreys and from then on I was hooked. Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham a social worker, set about tracing the families of unaccompanied child migrants, and her book is a fascinating account of her work.

15 May 2015 - 12:05
Submitted by: Kaz

A fox terrier makes history as a Hollywood star, circus attraction... and the Führer’s lap dog.
 
Dictated to him by his dog Louis – Sirius's grandson – Jonathan Crown has at last made this inspiring story available to the non-canine population.

We are delighted to publish Sirius by Jonathan Crown this summer. 
12 May 2015 - 11:05
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

1975 is now a long time ago, some 40 years before millions of us teared up at the sight of an old man in the Millennium Falcon, before anyone had heard of a holiday called “May the Fourth be with you.” But that’s the year when a young director named George Lucas and his producer, Gary Kurtz, were trying to convince their sceptical studio, 20th Century Fox, to approve a modest budget for their next movie, then called “The Star Wars.”

12 May 2015 - 10:05
Submitted by: Kaz

We were thrilled to be named Digital Business of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards last night. 

Praised for our sales growth, impressive profitability, as well as digitally savvy marketing and balancing of digital and print, the judges said: “Head of Zeus has a simple but brilliant plan that it executes consistently well.”

27 Apr 2015 - 12:04
Submitted by: Kaz

Today, we launched MysteriousPress in paperback editions on Amazon in addition to the current eBook editions.

MysteriousPress.com is the world’s foremost specialist crime list. Founded by Otto Penzler in 1975, it represents the best from a century of mystery writing with authors such as Ellery Queen, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Donald Westlake, Joseph Wambaugh, Charlotte MacLeod and Rex Stout on the list.

24 Apr 2015 - 06:04
Submitted by: Kate Kerrigan - author

I have been working with my new editor for three months now, rewriting and editing my new book, The Dress. I’ve never been through such a forensic, painstaking and, at times, painful process but it has been worth it. I moved publishing houses to work with Head of Zeus' brilliant, insightful and talented editor who, among others, has worked with Maeve Binchy and the recently deceased Colleen McCollough. Even though it has been an adjustment getting into the swing of new ways of working, I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity.

22 Apr 2015 - 11:04
Submitted by: ellen
Caroline Ridding is to join Head of Zeus in August 2015 to set up a new fiction imprint. The imprint – to be called Aria – will publish original full-length mass-market fiction from both new and established authors mainly – but not solely – in ebook format. Caroline – who was the bookbuyer for Tesco and then the founder and publisher of the Avon imprint at HarperCollins – has had a highly successful career in both the retailing and publishing of commercial fiction, building a multi-million pound business with generous double-digit profit margins. Her authors included at least three Sunday Times bestsellers and dominated the Bookseller Heatseeker chart.
09 Apr 2015 - 12:04
Submitted by: Kaz
Lesley Thomson grew up in west London, close to the banks of the muddy Thames. Her detective novels are inspired by that childhood. As she visits London for the day, walking and travelling on the Underground from the Old Bailey to Richmond, she reflects on how London has always been a chameleon city.
 
I was born in London and now live in the country. When I return, granite kerbstones, the warm dusty smell of the Underground, the Festival Hall reflected in the Thames, tell me I’m a Londoner. Yet I’m also a visitor, astonished by the Shard, excited by the Houses of Parliament and the bright lights of Shaftsbury Avenue.
 
02 Apr 2015 - 11:04
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

We are joining forces with national charity The Reading Agency to launch an exciting competition. We hope ‘Your Story Her Words’ will encourage everyday people to share their own stories.

The competition offers everyone who enters the chance to have his or her own personal, extraordinary story be the inspiration for bestselling author Amanda Prowse’s next story, and become a real-life literary hero or heroine!

24 Mar 2015 - 04:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Head of Zeus is delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Sangster as Publicity Director. 

Suzanne is currently Publicity Director of Biteback Publishing where she has masterminded a wide range of successful campaigns for high-profile authors such as Damian McBride, Nigel Farage and Stanley Johnson and has been involved in running the Paddy Power Political Book Awards. Before Biteback Suzanne has worked for numerous companies in a freelance capacity including HarperCollins and Dorling Kindersley and was an account director at Midas for several years.

17 Mar 2015 - 06:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

As a novelist, I use fiction to explore subjects that are often difficult or taboo like domestic control, racism and now post-natal depression. I must confess that as I sat on the side of the bath, crying at 3 a.m. silently begging my baby boy to go back to sleep, I wondered if I was the only one, the only mother that felt looking after a new born was just too difficult. I was exhausted and can now see that exhaustion, coupled with hormones running haywire and no immediate support, meant I was being gripped by the tentacles of the baby blues monster.

11 Mar 2015 - 05:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Bull Mountain, the fictional setting of Brian Panowich's new debut novel, is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge foothills, and has enough family history to destroy a man. But how would a stranger pass the time and take in the sights? Brian Panowich's tourist guide to the place can tell you;

Why go?

10 Mar 2015 - 06:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Head of Zeus are delighted to announce the acquisition of two new books from Kate Kerrigan – the bestselling Irish author.  The first book The Dress will be published in September 2015 and is a wonderful story of an iconic 1950s dress and its relationship with three women over 70 years. 

Set between New York; London and Ireland, the novel interweaves the stories of Joy a 1950s socialite; Lily a vintage fashion blogger and Honor an extraordinary Irish seamstress and dress designer.