5 December 2023
On December 5th Ian Fleming Publications will be hosting a festive
celebration of Bond, marking not only 70 years of 007 and the 60th
anniversary of Ian Fleming's novel ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE,
but also celebrating the publication earlier this year of Charlie
Higson's new Bond adventure.
The event will be
held at the Everyman Broadgate cinema in London, and will begin with a
conversation between Charlie Higson and IFPL Publishing Director Simon
Ward, discussing Charlie's new book, ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.
This will be followed by a screening of the 1969 film On Her
Majesty's Secret Service, starring George Lazenby as James Bond.
Post-screening, Charlie Higson will be signing copies of his book (copies
will be available to purchase on the night).
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8 September 2023 -
James Bond on Bond Street
15:00 BST | Sotheby's, London
Sotheby’s celebrates the 70th anniversary of CASINO ROYALE, where
Britain’s favourite spy appeared for the first time, with an
exceptional collection of books, memorabilia, posters and more.
selection of books and memorabilia from the collection of noted Ian
Fleming biographer Jon Gilbert forms the bulk of the auction. With
unique examples of rare first editions and variant copies of his
novels, to letters from the author and original Jonathan Cape
advertising materials. This sale features numerous one-of-a-kind
items, many of which have never been publicly auctioned before.
In addition to the
Jon Gilbert Collection, the auction features a selection of original
film posters from Dr. No (1962) to Octopussy (1983), and
other unique items related to the James Bond author.
VIEW ALL LOTS IN THE AUCTION
5 September 2023
With just a month
to go until the publication of brand new editions of three classic
Bond titles, Ian Fleming Publications have shared the new covers, as
well as an interview with the designer who took on the challenge of
giving these texts a fresh new look!
These bold and
striking new covers were designed by David Eldridge of
Associates. An interview about his design process and
inspirations can be read on the
VIEW THE NEW COVERS
12 August 2023
Ian Fleming Publications announce new paperback editions of three
James Bond continuation novels to be published on ‘James Bond Day’
October 5, 2023.
COLONEL SUN by
The first ever James Bond novel published after the death of Ian
Fleming. This edition celebrates the novel’s 55th anniversary and
features a new foreword by
ZERO MINUS TEN by
Rediscover this classic Bond continuation novel in a brand-new
paperback edition. It will include a new introduction from the author
JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY by
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the authorised biography’s
publication, this edition will feature a new foreword written by Mark
Pearson, John’s son.
The paperbacks are
pre-order now via Ianfleming.com and amazon.co.uk. The final cover
art will be revealed in due course.
COLONEL SUN •
ZERO MINUS TEN •
JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY
19 April 2023
ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE cover revealed
It is the 4th of May, two days before
the Coronation of King Charles III and the world’s favourite spy has
his work cut out for him. Bond is sent at the last minute to thwart an
attempt to disrupt the Coronation by the wealthy, eccentric and
self-styled Athelstan of Wessex, who is on a deadly mission of his own
to teach the United Kingdom a lesson. Can Bond dismantle his shady
plans and defeat his privately hired team of mercenaries?
returns with a brand new Bond adventure. ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET
SERVICE celebrates the Coronation of King III Charles and will be
published on Thursday 4 May ahead of the Coronation on Saturday 6 May
– 60 years after the publication of Ian Fleming’s tenth novel, ON HER
MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, in 1963. All royalties from sales of the
book will go to support the work of the UK charity, the National
13 April 2023
Ian Fleming Publications celebrate 70 years of James Bond with a
party at the London Library
On Thursday 13
April, Ian Fleming Publications released new editions of the
fourteen classic James Bond stories, and two Fleming non-fiction
works, Thrilling Cities and The Diamond Smugglers.
This release date coincided with the 70th anniversary of the
publication of Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel, CASINO ROYALE. To
mark the occasion IFP hosted a party at the historic London
Library, which has its own links to Ian Fleming. Ian's niece's
Kate Grimond and Lucy Fleming, delivered a speech on the original
publication of CASINO ROYALE, with quotes from the book itself as
well as from contemporary reviews. Then followed IFP Managing
Director Corinne Turner, who spoke on the future of the Bond
books, the exciting decision to bring the publishing of the
original Fleming books in-house, as well as the imminent
publication of a new 007 story - ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE,
written by Charlie Higson to commemorate King Charles III’s
4 April 2023
A new limited edition of
CASINO ROYALE from The Folio Society
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the
publication of CASINO ROYALE, The Folio Society is releasing
the ultimate collector’s edition – bound in blocked leather and
limited to just 750 copies, each numbered by hand and signed by the
artist Fay Dalton. Award-winning novelist
Kim Sherwood, chosen by Ian
Fleming Publications to expand the world of James Bond with three new
novels, has contributed a fascinating introduction exclusive to this
Folio limited edition. Priced at £500.
ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY MID-MAY
full collection of Folio Society James Bond
31 March 2023
Charlie Higson returns with a brand new James Bond adventure
Publications have announced a new James Bond adventure to celebrate
the Coronation of King Charles III. Written by Charlie Higson, this
new story will be publishing prior to the Coronation and in
partnership with the National Literacy Trust.
ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE will be published on Thursday 4 May
ahead of the Coronation on Saturday 6 May – and 60 years after the
publication of Ian Fleming’s tenth novel, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET
SERVICE, in 1963. All royalties from sales of the book will support
the work of the National Literacy Trust, an independent UK charity
working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children
the literacy skills to succeed in life.
Charlie Higson is the author of the bestselling Young Bond series, and
Ian Fleming Productions are thrilled that he accepted the challenge of giving
them his take on ‘Grown-Up Bond’!
The action of this
entirely new 007 adventure brings Bond into the present day. It is the
4th of May, two days before the Coronation of King Charles III and the
world’s favourite spy has his work cut out for him. Bond is sent at
the last minute to thwart an attempt to disrupt the Coronation by the
wealthy, eccentric and self-styled Athelstan of Wessex, who is on a
deadly mission of his own to teach the United Kingdom a lesson. Can
Bond dismantle his shady plans and defeat his privately hired team of
ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE will be available digitally as an
eBook, as an audiobook (read by Charlie Higson), and as a hardback,
online and in bookshops from 4 May.
Click here for links to pre-order.
13 March 2023
Meet the new-look
On April 13th 2023, exactly 70 years to the day that Ian Fleming
introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming Publications will be
releasing their definitive paperback editions. IFP have exclusively
revealed the brand-new UK cover designs on their
Designed by Webb & Webb Design Ltd., the new paperback editions of Ian
Fleming's novels are now available to pre-order.
Ian Fleming's James
Bond novels and short story collections, are joined by new editions of
his two non-fiction works The Diamond Smugglers and
James Bond novels edited to remove racist content
After the recent controversy concerning
the editing of children's author Roald Dahl's works, it is now the
turn of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels to be rewritten.
A report in UK newspaper The Telegraph reveals that ahead of
the reissue of the James Bond novels in April to mark 70 years
of CASINO ROYALE, the first book in the series, rights holders Ian
Fleming Publications Ltd commissioned a review by sensitivity readers.
Each book will carry the disclaimer, “This book was written at a time
when terms and attitudes which might be considered offensive by modern
readers were commonplace. A number of updates have been made in this
edition, while keeping as close as possible to the original text and
the period in which it is set.”
A STATEMENT FROM IAN FLEMING PUBLICATIONS
Thoughts on the edited 70th
Anniversary Editions by John Cork
An alternative viewpoint
from Donovan Mayne-Nicholls
17 February 2023
71 years ago, on
February 17, 1952, Ian Fleming sat down at his typewriter in ‘Goldeneye’,
Jamaica, and began writing
CASINO ROYALE. His aim was to create the ‘spy story to end all spy
To mark this anniversary, Ian Fleming Publications announced that
new eBook versions of all 14 of his classic James Bond adventures (as
well as Ian Fleming’s two non-fiction titles
and The Diamond
Smugglers) are now available within the UK at all good eBook
For now, the eBooks
are being distributed with holding covers, ahead of the official new
cover reveals in April 2023.
4 January 2023
In celebration of CASINO ROYALE turning 70 this year, Ian Fleming
Publications shared their brand new logo.
Published on 13 April
1953 CASINO ROYALE was
the first James Bond book, and it paved the way for a further eleven
novels and two short story collections by Ian Fleming; followed by
numerous continuation Bond novels and spin-offs by other authors,
starting on 1968 with the publication of
COLONEL SUN by Kingsley
Amis (writing under the pseudonym Robert Markham). In 2021 Ian Fleming
Publications announced a new series of novels not featuring James Bond as the
main character, but instead introducing readers to a new generation of
Double-O agents. Written by Kim Sherwood, the first novel in the series
was titled DOUBLE OR NOTHING
and published in September 2022.
24 December 2022
IAN FLEMING PUBLICATIONS Holiday Message
The original Bond
adventures, plus Ian’s non-fiction titles, will be published as paperbacks
for the first time under our own imprint in April 2023, celebrating the
70th anniversary of CASINO ROYALE. We hope that these new editions will
not only be must-haves for our dedicated fans but also become the entry
point for new fans and the paperbacks that become the first, cherished
copies on their burgeoning bookshelves. The covers for these are a closely
guarded secret for now, but we can say that we are delighted to be working
with our old friends, the immensely talented Webb & Webb team, on the
designs. Look out for them in the new year. Other editions are in the
pipeline, all of which will offer something new and different, and which
we can’t wait to start working on.