Chris Brookmyre has scooped the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for his novel Black Widow (Little, Brown).
Labour MP Margaret Hodge has said that there is no better time to push for business rate reform than the present, because the government has been... Read more
In keeping with the pattern of recent years, the Big Four’s share of the overall market has contracted, with many feeling the absence of a... Read more
Trapeze has acquired a high-concept thriller, The Tattoo Thief by Alison Belsham, who won a pitching event at the Bloody Scotland festival.... Read more
Jack Ramm has made the move from agent to publisher after being hired as commissioning editor for Penguin Random House imprint Viking.
Granta Books is launching a website to promote the publication of the new book from Man Booker International Prize-winning author Han Kang.
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins has topped a public poll of the most inspiring science books of all time.... 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
New research from Arts Council England has explored the “important contribution” public libraries make to the well-being of older people.
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
Headline has acquired a book by YouTuber Joe Weller based on his videos exploring "haunted" properties.
Simon James Green’s YA debut, Noah Can’t Even, has been optioned for TV by Urban Myth Films.
The Montpellier appeal court in France has overturned the local commercial court’s decision for the Lille-based Furet du Nord chain of bookshops to acquire Sauramps, a... Read more
Norwich-based independent publisher Galley Beggar Press is opening up general submissions in order to "keep [itself] open to surprises and the wider world".
Issue No 5766
Friday, July 21 2017
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