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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.

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

Neil Belton at Head of Zeus has acquired Marked For Death, a new book by James Hamilton-Paterson, the bestselling author of Empire of the Clouds: When Britain’s Aircraft Ruled the World.

Hamilton-Paterson is one of the rare authors who can write as beautifully about war and machines as he does about coral reefs and tropical storms.

02 Mar 2015 - 03:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

‘Wot’ll yer go fer – pickles or jam?’ This is the Hobson’s choice presented by one young factory girl to another in the 19th century Bermondsey novel, ‘Polly of Parker’s Rents’. For to choose office work or school teaching rather than factory work was unthinkable for the majority of Bermondsey girls at that time. Instead they would join the huge pool of unskilled, poorly paid female labour which kept ‘London’s Larder’ stocked.

19 Feb 2015 - 11:02
Submitted by: Kaz

The launch of David Essex’s book has been incredible so far with appearances on BBC Breakfast, Mel & Sue ITV, Vintage TV and upcoming on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff. David has talked about his poems on BBC GNS, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show, Becky Want Show Manchester and coming up on Stephen Nolan Show. His first signing in Manchester brought many excited fans. Check out our events page for future book signings and stay tuned for more David Essex appearances.

17 Feb 2015 - 01:02
Submitted by: Kaz

One of the joys of writing – and reading – historical fiction is the sense of tracing the thread of a single life through the broader fabric of the past, and discovering the ways that individual people are affected by historical events. To describe the experiences of one man or woman, especially in a dramatic and volatile period, and follow them over the course of a novel or a continuing series of novels, is to sense the motion of the past and the ways that the great events and towering personalities of history influence and impact human lives.