TV rights of C J Skuse’s thriller Sweetpea have been sold to the producers of the Emmy-award winning series "Top of the Lake" and recently Oscar-nominated... Read more
A “high-concept, genre-flipping YA fantasy adventure” debut has become Chicken House’s fastest ever selling international rights title, with 12 territories buying the rights within four weeks of... Read more
Inclusivity in children’s literature is improving but there is still a lot of progress to be made in order to reflect modern realities for young... Read more
The Chinese state is to “drastically" cut the number of foreign picture books for children which can be published in mainland China this year, according... Read more
Egmont has appointed Rebecca Daniels to the newly created role of head of marketing for books.
Macmillan Children’s Books is publishing Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ third book in their Ladybird Heard picture book series featuring "a cacophony of noisy new... Read more
Orchard Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, has signed a publishing deal for additional formats with The Pokémon Company.
Children’s publishers are feeling “quietly optimistic” going into next week’s London Book Fair, with interest in acquiring across middle-grade, Young Adult and “crossover” titles.... Read more
Children’s author Sally Nicholls and A Series of Unfortunate Events illustrator Brett Helquist are joining forces on a new series with Nosy Crow.... Read more
Dick Bruna’s cartoon rabbit character, Miffy, stars in a newly unveiled app for young children to “build early cognitive development”.
Former MP George Galloway is to author a children’s book series set amongst the Spice islands of Indonesia during colonial rule.
Fifteen debut picture books in the running for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize, with Walker Books and Nosy Crow leading the way with two each... Read more
BookTrust today released its shortlist for In Other Words, its inaugural children’s books in translation project, comprising a story of spies and kidnapping set in Stalin’s Russia... Read more
Hot Key Books has acquired two standalone YA novels from Robert Muchamore, author of bestselling YA series Cherub.
Fiona Kennedy, publisher of Head of Zeus's new children's imprint Zephyr, has made her first acquisitions, buying a standalone novel by Lauren St John and two... 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 5751
Friday, April 21 2017
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