1. Ian Fleming's 'The Diamond Smugglers' And 'Thrilling Cities' Coming This Year

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-06-05

    The updated Ian Fleming Publications website has a few promising notes for literary James Bond fans.

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    First up is the news that 2009 will see Fleming’s two non-fiction (and non-Bond) books The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities finally reprinted.

    As reported on, both titles were originally slated to be released last year, but this never occurred. The new hardback editions of The Diamond Smugglers will be introduced by Fergus Fleming and Thrilling Cities will be introduced by Jan Morris. CBn will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

    Next is the news that IFP will be continuing to release 007 novels as e-books. All 14 of Fleming’s Bond adventures were made available for the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader last year.

    The final bit of news promises that more literary Bond adventures (in some shape or form) are on the way:

    Ian Fleming Publications is constantly considering new ways to extend the Bond brand, and plans for James Bond following Ian Fleming’s Centenary are well under way.

    What do you think the company should do next? Voice your opinion here on the Forums.

    Keep watching the CBn main page—and our brand new Twitter feed—for the most up-to-date literary James Bond coverage on the web.