Kate Field has won the Romantic Novelists Association's Joan Hessayon Award for new writers with her debut novel The Magic of Ramblings (Accent Press).... Read more
Academic booksellers and publishers need to work harder to raise their profile or risk “slipping away” into insignificance as the government prepares to bring the Teaching... Read more
Little, Brown Book Group imprint Orbit has acquired Smartface, a high-concept debut thriller by Bristol-based author Heather Child.
Award-winning author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers is publishing a new book with HarperCollins at the end of this year and has signed a new two-book... Read more
Tim Hely Hutchinson is retiring as c.e.o. of Hachette UK at the end of this year, with David Shelley, currently c.e.o. of Little, Brown Book Group and Orion,... Read more
Bloomsbury grew revenues by 15% to £142.6m in the 12 months to the end of Feburary 2017, in what chief executive Nigel Newton has branded "a very strong year" for the company.... Read more
The Society of Authors is calling on publishers to consider the impact that bulk “special sales” deals are having on both author and publisher earnings.... Read more
Amazon has launched Prime Reading in the UK for the first time.
Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries (Vintage) has won the 2017 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, making it third time lucky for the author.... Read more
Usborne has bought a middle grade magical fantasy from a former gaming programmer following a “hotly contested auction” against three other publishers.
Foyles bookshop and Penguin Random House are partnering to run a "takeover" in Foyles’ flagship shop on Charing Cross Road.
The shortlist of the second Klaus Flugge Prize reveals a global line-up of American and British publishers with illustrators also from Korea and Italy.... Read more
The Book People returned to profit in 2016, two years after venture capital company Endless made a £10-£20m investment to acquire co-founder Ted Smart's share.... Read more
Francoise Nyssen, chief executive officer of French publisher Actes Sud, has been appointed culture minister in Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s new government.
Thriller author Kathryn Croft has sold one million copies of her e-book titles, according to publisher Bookouture.
Issue No 5755
Friday, May 19 2017
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