Children’s book publicists are being called on to submit a low-budget marketing campaign they are proud of to a competition.
BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK have struck a two-series deal with BBC Worldwide to continue their line of Doctor Who publishing.... Read more
Usborne has snapped up a Russian folklore-inspired middle grade fantasy following a “hotly contested four-way auction”.
Scholastic will publish a new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol “retold” by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Tony Ross, who the publisher said... Read more
Illustrated reference publisher DK has promoted Sarah Larter from publisher to children’s publishing director.
Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be available digitally through Amazon Kindle for the first time this September.... Read more
An Iranian children’s illustrator has spoken of his “upset” over being refused a British visa to appear at the International Edinburgh Book Festival.... Read more
Simon James Green’s YA debut, Noah Can’t Even, has been optioned for TV by Urban Myth Films.
Penguin Random House has brought The Snowman brand “back in house” after more than 30 years.
Indie press Firefly has acquired a “moving and heartfelt" YA novel about teenagers facing homelessness by Miriam Halahmy.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) will launch a BAME scholarship sponsored by the Bent Agency.
Sainsbury’s has announced the Children’s Book Awards shortlist which features Adrian Edmondson, Quentin Blake and Oliver Jeffers, with illustrator Jim Field appearing twice.... Read more
Reading app Amazon Rapids has extended its offering with Signature Stories, a feature which introduces stories from its TV shows.
Budget airline easyJet has launched a “flybrary” in its entire UK fleet with 7,000 classic books selected by Jacqueline Wilson.
Winnie the Pooh has reportedly become too politically sensitive to be mentioned on Chinese social media allegedly due to comparisons between President Xi Jinping and... Read more
Marketing at Freelance
In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors... Read more
Issue No 5766
Friday, July 21 2017
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