The first UK book on e-sports, “one of the world’s fastest-growing entertainment industries” will be published by Century in October.
Atlantic has acquired Surviving Execution by Sky News journalist and campaigner, Ian Woods.
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have optioned the film rights to Liane Moriarty's novel Truly Madly Guilty (Michael Joseph).
Hurst Publishers is to publish Ugly Food, a book that "tackles head-on our aversion to odd-looking ingredients", by Tim Wharton and Richard Horsey.... Read more
Penned in the Margins is to publish The Old Weird Albion, a debut book by American artist and writer Justin Hopper.... Read more
Bill Bailey has penned a “humorous and personal guide” to his favourite British birds, set to be published by Quercus in October this year.... Read more
Juno Dawson’s next YA novel will be a historical romance set partly in the 1940s.
HarperCollins Children’s Books is to publish Michael Morpurgo's The Fox and the Ghost King, a fable about Leicester City Football Club's historic football premiership win,... Read more
Little, Brown has acquired two books by journalist Francesca Hornak for a "significant" five-figure sum.
UK publishers have seen the “busiest” Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) “in years”, some have said, with rights in fierce demand from Chinese publishers.... Read more
The BBC is to adapt Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Granta).
Titles by Max Porter and Ali Shaw are among the books that have been selected for this autumn's WH Smith Fresh Talent promotion.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today promise to reverse cuts to arts spending and develop a national policy for libraries, according to the Guardian.... Read more
Octopus Publishing imprint Conran Octopus has acquired Leon Fast & Free from the "healthy" fast food retailer Leon.
Waterstones is returning to Watford after four years.
Issue No 5724
Friday, August 12 2016
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