J K Rowling has revealed she has written a children's fairy tale on a party dress she wore for her 50th birthday in 2015.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has revealed the cover of the illustrated edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K Rowling.... Read more
Claudia Winkleman has been unveiled as the head judge for Book People’s latest Bedtime Story competition with a theme of “friendship”.
Children’s authors have debated the opportunities and perils of school visits on Twitter after writer Maz Evans shared advice for schools.
The success of Netflix's recent adaptation of 13 Reasons Why “clears the path” for more streaming-style young adult adaptations according to one media executive.... Read more
Chicken House’s Barry Cunningham has won the Branford Boase Award for the third time for his editorial work on Beetle Boy.... Read more
Walker Books has bought two more titles in a new illustrated fiction series from Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick about a detective duo of a... Read more
The estate of J R R Tolkien and HarperCollins have reportedly settled an $80m (£62m) lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of online games,... Read more
The Potion Diaries author Amy Alward has signed a new series with Simon & Schuster, set in a near-future society where mobile phones have been... Read more
BookTrust is to run its children's book translation initiative In Other Words this year, for a second time.
Nosy Crow has acquired two standalone middle-grade novels from London teacher Cath Howe.
Bonnier Publishing UK has appointed Paul Gregory, former president and c.o.o. of Parragon, as the new chief executive of Igloo Books Group.... Read more
Philip Pullman has revealed the storm-swept cover of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One.
Scholastic UK has bought two books from Australian writer Matilda Woods and has sold her debut to 10 territories.
Juno Dawson has pulled out of the Bradford Literature Festival after expressing concern about what she called "bigoted" speakers slated to attend the event.... 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 5768
Thursday, August 17 2017
Back issuesavailable here