Both traditionally and self-published authors need to be “engaged”, traditional publishers have to be open to new voices from different backgrounds, tricky rights issues need... Read more
Public voting has opened for the 2015 Costa Short Story Award.
Penguin has acquired a book from what it says is "one of the UK’s most exciting new voices" in Adam Weymouth.
Oxford University Press has launched a website devoted to learning about Shakespeare.
Walker Books is set to publish a children’s book by Bobbie Peers, the Norwegian director and scriptwriter.
Penguin Random House Children’s has promoted Richard Haines to the newly created role of head of acquisitions and TV development.
Children’s book The Fox and the Star by aPenguin cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith has beaten Harper Lee and Paula Hawkins to be crowned The Waterstones... Read more
Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty, has praised “the enduring power of the written word” - both “for good or ill” - while criticising government for... Read more
Publishing should be as “demographically representative as possible” in a bid to tackle diversity, delegates to The Bookseller's Author Day conference have heard.... Read more
Pearson has completed the sale of FT Group to Nikkei Inc for £844m in cash.
Indie booksellers have reported that Civilised Saturday was a "fantastic success" with many vowing to hold the event again next year.
Ebury m.d. Rebecca Smart said that traditional publishers need to “shout from the rooftops” more about the value and investment they provide for authors.... Read more
Authors are divided into two camps – those who self-publish and those who are traditionally-published, and the “eternal debate” over which is superior should end,... Read more
Novelist Kamila Shamsie has said that traditional publishers’ focus on the “bottom line value of pounds and pennies” has meant a shift away from building... Read more
The format of literary festivals, which “privileges those from a specific cultural and educational background”, is hampering diversity, author Jon McGregor argued yesterday at the... Read more
Issue No 5694
Friday, November 27 2015
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