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Secret's out: coup for Scots publisher as it signs deal with Wikileaks whistleblower

A SCOTTISH publishing house has pulled off a major literary coup by landing a lucrative deal to publish the memoirs of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Canongate Book secures the rights to the book behind blockbuster The Pacific

IN THE annals of publishing it is a story beyond compare.

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David Robinson: Byng demonstrates his commercial flair

IF PUBLISHING is a casino, Canongate boss Jamie Byng is the kind of gambler whose bets are keenly watched by everyone else around the roulette wheel.

Jamie Byng goes for bling: Dizzee Rascal joins Canongate

THE success stories of Scottish publisher Canongate Books have ranged from prize-winning literary novelists to the best-selling memoirs of president Barack Obama.

Scots publisher wins trade prize

SCOTTISH publisher Canongate has been named the best in the industry after Barack Obama's best-selling books saw it double its turnover in a year.

Scottish publisher in Obama bonanza

A SCOTTISH publisher that won the contract to release Barack Obama's memoirs has seen sales peak at around 70,000 per week and been forced into 19 reprints.

Scottish publisher wins new book by Obama

AN Edinburgh-based company has won the right to publish Barack Obama's latest book, Change We Can Believe In.

Canongate's books make good reading after 'excellent year'

CANONGATE Books said it had enjoyed "an excellent year" as profits more than doubled and turnover hit record levels.

Canongate pulls off Obama coup

ANYONE who fears the art of communication is dying out in the e-mail age might like to think again.

Canongate's closing the book in Life of Pi boom

LEADING Edinburgh publisher Canongate has reported a fall in profits after sales of its most profitable bestseller Life of Pi tailed off.

City publisher books two shots at literary title

EDINBURGH publishing house Canongate has a double chance of success at the Man Booker Prize after becoming the first Scottish publisher ever to have two novels shortlisted.

Scots publisher has two eyes on the prize

EDINBURGH firm Canongate was last night celebrating becoming the first Scottish publisher ever to have two novels shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize.

Book worm


An exciting time to be turning over a new leaf

FOR me, this is a time of mixed emotions. On the negative side, I'm leaving Canongate, where I was managing director for six happy and rewarding years; on the positive, the job I'm going to is, to someone like me, one of the best in the world - managing Granta, the publisher of Britain's only significant literary magazine as well as of its own fine list of literary fiction and non-fiction.

Byng reshuffle marks a new chapter for Canongate books

JAMIE Byng, the owner of Booker Prize-winning publisher Canongate, has reorganised the business and made two major signings following the loss of its managing director.

Canongate loses 'financial brains' to London rival

CANONGATE Books, the Booker Prize-winning publisher, has lost its managing director to London rival Granta.

The real Byng

JAMIE Byng is sitting on the ink-stained sofa in his London house smoking, and drinking a White Russian cocktail, at 4:30 in the afternoon. "It's delicious," he says.

The truth about myths

LAST WEEK AT THE FRANKFURT Book Fair, the first part of Jamie Byng's biggest dream as a publisher came true. Spread out on a massive table in front of him were 33 different publishers' versions of the first three books in Canongate's new Myths series.

The mane man

THICK, black, lace-up boots: the toe a fat, satisfying curve, uppers dulled with the thin veneer of dust from the streets of Edinburgh and London.

Byngo . . idea of mythical proportions

Jamie Byng is in full flow on the subject of his new project, The Myths, which is ancient tales being retold for today's world by leading authors. The question of whether it will succeed or fail has not even been asked when he addresses it.

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