Sir Richard Branson is publishing a new autobiography with Virgin Books, called Finding My Virginity.
Allen & Unwin has signed the first book by journalist Anna-Marie Crowhurst in a "major acquisition" which signals a "strong move towards upmarket historical fiction"... Read more
Ruta Sepetys has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal while Lane Smith has scooped the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, meaning that both awards have been taken by... Read more
Kyle Books is to publish Dame Kelly Holmes’ first motivational book next spring.
Wren & Rook, the non-fiction imprint of the Hachette Children’s Group, has acquired a book celebrating 50 trailblazing women in sport by US author Rachel Ignotofsky.... Read more
Irish writer Sebastian Barry has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for a second time for his American epic Days Without End (Faber).... Read more
There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more
Authors, agents and editors are coming together for an online auction to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Former Financial Times editor Sir Richard Lambert is to join Bloomsbury as a non-executive chairman.
J K Rowling has been made a Companion of Honour for her services to literature and philanthropy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.... Read more
Bonnier Zaffre has poached author Wilbur Smith from HarperCollins in an eight-figure sterling deal, described as "one of the biggest in publishing history" by Bonnier Publishing... Read more
Online retailer Amazon is to acquire US supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7bn (£10.72bn).
Bookshops, libraries and schools are preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with quizzes, events and an attempt... Read more
Egmont has acquired the first joint series from writers Katie and Kevin Tsang following a "hotly contested" auction.
Viking is publishing Nina Stibbe’s An Almost Perfect Christmas, a comedic non-fiction book exploring festive cooking and customs, and the highs and lows of the Christmas season. ... Read more
Issue No 5762
Friday, June 23 2017
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