Cambridge University Press is preparing to back-pedal on its decision to to self-censor hundreds of articles from a flagship journal in China. Read more
“Extraordinary” science fiction writer Brian Aldiss died on Saturday (19th August) after celebrating his 92nd birthday the previous day. Read more
Jon Ronson’s The Butterfly Effect has fluttered into the Audible top 20 number one spot, displacing Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection. Read more
Australia will reportedly begin a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia and shipped from abroad.
Sandstone Press has acquired a comic literary novel about divorce, mortality and badgers by Rob Palk.
Novelist Howard Jacobson has said children may be illiterate in 20 years' time, thanks to the rise of smartphones and social media platforms such as Twitter.... Read more
Arts Council England (ACE) is launching a series of podcasts to highlight the "positive impact" libraries have on the community.
Former children’s laureate Chris Riddell will give the Philippa Pearce Lecture next month in a talk titled ‘The Age of the Beautiful Book’.... Read more
Michael Morpurgo, Meg Rosoff and Chris Riddell are among the famous names who will be appearing at the inaugural International Children’s Literature Hay Festival Aarhus 2017.... Read more
Intern at YA Shot
Charlotte Wilson asks what publishers are doing to reach non-YA readers, and suggests how to attract new readers.
November is still probably my favourite month in the publishing calendar: it always seems to bring some particular gems, held over until the high concentration jostling and pressure of Super Thursday...
Digital Innovation & Projects Director at HarperCollins UK
Nick Coveney looks at why book apps have failed to work, and what's next for digital and publishing.
Issue No 5768
Thursday, August 17 2017
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