Personalised children’s book start-up Wonderbly has scooped $8.5m (£6m) in funding from European publisher Ravensburger days after changing its name.
YA author Non Pratt had her head shaved by fellow writers at the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) after raising almost £3,000 for a neurodisability... Read more
Independent houses Thames & Hudson and Darf Publishers are introducing new strands of children’s publishing to their lists.
Scholastic has revealed it has signed the “dazzling”, feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid by Asking for It author Louise O’Neill.... Read more
Usborne has snapped up rights to two titles in a killer teen series by youth marketer Kim Curran.
Scholastic UK has signed a "tense" YA psychological thriller inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and titled Shell.
A children’s author will do free events at libraries throughout the UK this summer after revealing how they “changed his life”.
Sainsbury’s has partnered with BookTrust, Penguin Random House and Peppa Pig brand owner, Entertainment One, to commission and exclusively sell children's book Shop With Peppa.... Read more
Warnings have been given of the impact of school funding shortages on literacy levels, after an infants school in prime minister Theresa May’s ward of... Read more
Simon & Schuster UK is bringing a children's imprint focused on Muslim characters and stories to the UK.
Egmont has signed a "major" new YA book on sexism for its Electric Monkey imprint, from screenwriter Laura Steven.
Walker Books has partnered with restaurant chain Ask Italian and Universal Brand Development, on behalf of Dreamworks, to celebrate 30 years of Where’s Wally?.... Read more
The Children’s Book Circle (CBC) is stepping up its activity in a move to refresh and refocus the organisation, with changes being made to its... Read more
A new commercial development operation and consultancy for small independent children’s publishers called Kid Gloves, has been established by Roy Johnson, commercial director at New... Read more
Children’s book publicists are being called on to submit a low-budget marketing campaign they are proud of to a competition.
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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 5768
Thursday, August 17 2017
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