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Twelve

Glass Jaw

Eric Dezenhall

In boxing terms, a tough-looking fighter who can't take a punch is said to have a 'glass jaw,' and so it is these days with targets of controversy. Down the rabbit hole of scandal, the weak are strong, the strong are weak. GLASS JAW is a manifesto for these times, written by crisis management warhorse Eric Dezenhall who has spent three decades inside of some of the most intense controversies in recent memory.In the digital age of 24/7 news, information is easily acquired and quickly spread, and this has changed the fundamental nature of controversy, rendering once mighty organisation and individuals powerless against scandal. Think Toyota, Susan G. Komen, Tiger Woods, Paula Deen, Penn State and Joe Paterno, BP, the Duke Lacrosse players, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o and Anthony Weiner. Here Dezenhall defines this new reality where information moves at the speed of light and reputations are tarnished ever faster. In GLASS JAW, he analyses controversy and scandal from the perspective of the truth-telling crisis management veteran to demystify the paper tiger 'spin' industry, offering lessons learned, crucial corrective measures, and counterintuitive insights, such as:? How there really is no getting ahead of a bad story? The art of public apology? Why a crisis is not an opportunity and Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea is the I Ching of crisis management (because the old man survived and nothing more) ? The problem with 'getting it all out there' and The Nixon Fallacy: if only he had just said 'I screwed up,' the whole thing would have gone away - not a chance? Why are you the enemy: the self sabotage of technology, cameras, tweets and emails.

by Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded

Read the first chapter of Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson, the start of an exceptionally fast-paced and irresistibly sexy new urban fantasy trilogy!

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Countdown

Read an exclusive extract from Alan Weisman’s brilliant new book, Countdown.

Read an exclusive extract

Countdown

Read an exclusive extract from Alan Weisman's brilliant new book, Countdown.

Center Street

Work Happy

Jill Geisler
Piatkus

Work with Me

John Gray, Barbara Annis
Chapter One

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Read the first chapter of the latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series. The victim of an important art theft appeals to Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and sleuth, for help.

Sphere

The Art Of Drowning

Frances Fyfield

Rachel Doe is a shy accountant at a low ebb in life when she meets charismatic Ivy Schneider, nee Wiseman, at her evening class and her life changes for the better. Ivy is her polar opposite: strong, six years her senior and the romantic survivor of drug addiction, homelessness and the death of her child. Ivy does menial shift work, beholden to no one, and she inspires life; as do her farming parents, with their ramshackle house and its swan-filled lake, the lake where Ivy's daughter drowned. As Rachel grows closer to them all she learns how Ivy came to be married to Carl, the son of a WWII prisoner, as well as the true nature of that marriage to a bullying and ambitious lawyer who has become a judge and who denies her access to her surviving child. Rachel wants justice for Ivy, but Ivy has another agenda and Rachel's na?ve sense of fair play is no match for the manipulative qualities of the Wisemen women.

Forever

Feel The Heat

IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT . . .Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster . . . Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how this beautiful, funny woman is unimpressed by his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his rabid, bitch-fork-wielding fan base. Now as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions-and turn up the heat in his kitchen?

Sphere

Run Fat Bitch Run

Ruth Field

IT'S TIME TO GIVE THOSE SKINNY B!TCHES A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY'You'll be up and running in no time at all' GraziaIs there a large arse-shaped dent in your sofa? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly thighs leave you cowering under the duvet?Then it's time you face the truth: the only option is to lace up your trainers and hit the ground running.Funny and brutally honest, Ruth Field and her straight-talking alter-ego The Grit Doctor will give you - yes, you - the push you need to start pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time.*Locate your inner grit and long-lost energy with a completely foolproof beginners' programme *Enjoy carbs without guilt with The Grit Doctor's tasty and nutritious recipes*Now includes marathon training plan to transform you from casual jogger to elite(ish) athleteIf you want to lose weight, get fit and become and ass-kicking, gets-things-done superwoman, there's only one thing left to do . . . RUN!'Ruth is an inspiring running buddy' Daily Express

A note from our publishing director

Philip Gould: When I Die

When I Die is a special book by an extraordinarily brave and widely loved and respected man. I don’t think it would be possible for anyone to read it and not feel humbled, moved and above all inspired.

Virago

Like Being Killed

Ellen Miller

Profoundly hypnotic and deeply disturbing: 'I could never predict what was going to ruin me and what was going to rescue me.' says Ilyana Meyerovitch, a self-confessed suicidal, strung-out Jew. Into her life, and her flat, walks her opposite - Susie Lyons - blonde, artistic, optimistic and above all, innocent. LIKE BEING KILLED is about the devastating effects the two women have on each other as they start to share more than a flat. Simultaneously drawn to Susie's wholesome values and repelled, Ilyana's desire for what Susie has will take her into the grip of a downward spiral whose only outcome is oblivion. LIKE BEING KILLED is the 90s brat-pack gone wrong. A novel of drugs, dependency and the myth of sisterhood, it takes the trust implicit in flat-sharing to its ultimate conclusion.....

How To Books

100 Ways To Publish and Sell Your Own Ebook

Conrad Jones, Darin Jewell

If you've published an e-book, or are planning to do so, you'll need this essential guide. It provides expert advice on every step of the process, from production through to all-important promotion. To ensure your e-book reaches its intended audience, at the very least you have to: - design and format the cover a certain way - know your options in terms of publishing platforms and choose the right one for your book - price and promote it appropriately - know which social networking, bookmarking and cataloguing sites are best suited to showcase it. This book will give your e-book its best chance of becoming a best seller.

Forever

Undeniable

Shannon Richard
Piatkus

Odd Girl Out

Rachel Simmons

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. Including the latest research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

Forever

Barefoot in the Rain

Roxanne St. Claire
Virago

Our Cheating Hearts

Kate Figes

By the author known and respected for her acclaimed books on relationships.Most of us manage to be monogamous, most of the time, but who cannot imagine themselves committing the 'crime' of adultery? Does being 'faithful' mean the same to everyone? Why DO people have affairs?Using real life testimony alongside the most current research, Our Cheating Hearts looks at the big questions around love and commitment. It lifts taboos, asks the tough questions and shows how in our progressive time monogamy has become the new ideal.Some people manage monogamy. For the countless others that don't, Our Cheating Hearts opens the debate and provides the honest approach that's essential.

Abacus

The Universe In A Single Atom

The Dalai Lama

In this rare personal investigation, His Holiness the Dalai Lama discusses his vision of science and faith working hand in hand to alleviate human suffering. Drawing on a lifetime of scientific study and religious practice, he explores the great debates and makes astonishing connections between seemingly disparate topics - such as evolution and karma - that will change the way we look at the world.While he sees science and faith as 'complementary but different investigative approaches with the same goal of seeking the truth,' the fact is that the two have often been at the root of human conflict for centuries. The Dalai Lama challenges us to see that the benefits of opening our hearts and minds to the connections between science and faith are far preferable to perpetuating the divisive rhetoric that often surrounds them. Now, as we face such troubled and uncertain times, the need has never been greater for this extraordinary man's compassion and wisdom.

New digital literary imprint from Little, Brown

Announcing Blackfriars

In June 2013, Little, Brown Book Group will launch the first digital literary imprint from a major UK publisher. Blackfriars has been created with the aim of discovering and nurturing new talent (or talent that has been away for a while) by Clare Smith of L,B/Abacus and Ursula Doyle of Virago.