Welcome to Macmillan Collector’s Library

27 May 2016

Welcome to Macmillan Collector’s Library. A year ago Pan Macmillan acquired the independent publisher, Collector’s Library, and on 14 July we re-launch as Macmillan Collector’s Library. All the elements that our readers love about the books are still there – the practical pocket size, real cloth hardcover binding, a ribbon marker and gilt edges.

What has changed is the jackets – we’ve come up with a stunning new design which makes the books more collectible than ever. The cloth is now a beautiful shade of blue and gorgeous colour endpapers printed in a bespoke design have been added.

That’s the outside, what about the inside? The nature of the list remains the same – all the greats of world literature are available, and many titles feature their original illustrations. From Jane Austen to Charles Dickens, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to F. Scott Fitzgerald, we have fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and children’s books all beautifully produced and competitively priced.

On 14 July we’ll publish eight new books, with a further eight in September. Over the course of the year we’ll also be issuing new editions of the existing list and by the end of 2017 all of our books will be available in their stunning new livery.

What’s coming up in July?  We are thrilled to be publishing two novels by American great Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Farewell to Arms.  Many of you will have enjoyed ITV’s new series, Doctorr Thorne, and we’ll also publish an edition of what many consider to be Trollope’s finest novel.  Crime and mystery writing is a very important genre for Macmillan Collector’s Library, and so we presenting an anthology –Classic Locked-Room Mysteries – featuring stories from the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins and G. K. Chesterton. Drawing on Macmillan’s own heritage, we’re publishing the first two novels in Winston Graham’s Poldark series – Ross Poldark and Demelza.  And from our rich history of children’s books we have a beautiful illustrated edition of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley. Another children’s classic on offer is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming, with charming illustrations by Joe Berger. We’ll be telling you more about these new publications over the next few months.
 
Now that Collector’s Library is part of the Macmillan family, we’ve brought all our online information onto our website, pannmacmillan.com.  This means that you’ll always be able to find up to the minute information on our new publications, details of what’s coming up in the future, information on our books and their authors and links to retailers – making it easy to buy books online.  You’ll be able to read our blog posts and get in touch with your questions, feedback and suggestions using our enquiry form. We’re lucky to have thousands of readers all over the world, and we’d love to hear from you.

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