Audio has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the digital book market, findings from The Bookseller’s Digital Census show.... Read more
Scholastic is launching a new series of awards for funny children’s books in the UK, with Michael Rosen taking on the role of head judge.... Read more
Grandpa’s Great Escape (HarperCollins Children’s) has held the Official Top 50 number one for a third week running, despite an onslaught of new titles in... Read more
Sir Salman Rushdie called freedom of speech not just a human right but a “universal of the human race” which must be defended. Rushdie was... Read more
Penguin Random House has acquired world rights for the autobiography of music legend Phil Collins.
Booker Prize winning novelist James Kelman has signed world rights to his new book Dirt Road with Canongate.
Bonnier Publishing has acquired two books from debut novelist Alex Caan.
Poet and novelist Ben Okri has "celebrated" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a new poem called A New Dream of Politics.
The blueprint for an Amazon bricks and mortar bookshop in Seattle has been revealed by GeekWire.
Atlantic Books has signed three titles on the eve of Frankfurt Book Fair, including an "incisive investigation" of our government system by Spectator assistant editor... Read more
Libraries in England have reported that loans of mental health self-help books have increased by 97% under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.
Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (Picador) is being tipped by bookmarkers to win the Man Booker Prize 2015.
Book recommendation algorithms On the heels of winning the 2015 Book Industry Study Group's Publishing Industry Innovation Award, Trajectory is announcing German-language "discovery tools" at... Read more
Orion has snapped up rights to a French bestseller about the pleasures of living without excess.
Award-winning Picador author Stuart Evers – responsible for Your Father Sends His Love and Ten Stories About Smoking - has been specially commissioned by indie... Read more
Issue No 5687
Friday, October 9 2015