Octopus imprint Cassell Illustrated has acquired in a "hotly contested" auction the first book from The Festival of the Spoken Nerd, a show that celebrates science, comedy and "unashamed... Read more
Bookouture is publishing three more Katie Fforde novels in the US: A Vintage Wedding, A French Affair and A Secret Garden.... Read more
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired two Young Adult titles from William Sutcliffe.
Little, Brown is publishing a memoir by former President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff that is already a New York Times bestseller: Who Thought This Was a... Read more
Century has acquired The Art of Fire by Daniel Hume in an overnight pre-empt to publish this November. ... Read more
The Booksellers Association has welcomed the European Commission’s promise to take a closer look at the unfair trading practices in platform-to-business relationships.
A fellow and former librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Dr Christopher de Hamel, has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize for his book on... Read more
TV presenter Alex Jones is publishing her first book with Blink Publishing in spring 2018 - a "survival guide" for new mums.
The Publishers Association’s director of policy and communications, Susie Winter, is leaving the role after three years to join Springer Nature.
Century is publishing a book by "Forces' Sweetheart" Dame Vera Lynn, based in part on a secret wartime diary she kept. ... Read more
A new literary festival will take place at the 17th century property where the Profumo Affair began, featuring authors such as Sebastian Faulks, Lady Antonia Fraser... Read more
Two thirds of the Orwell Prize for Books shortlist is made up of titles from independent publishers, which cover topics from the EU Referendum campaign... Read more
Two new independent bookshops are launching onto the scene this year: Imagined Things in Harrogate and the Woodbridge Emporium in Suffolk. ... Read more
The All Party Parliamentary Writers Group's summer party has been cancelled because of the general election.
Waterstones is set to close its branch on Exeter High Street as it makes way for a branch of The Ivy restaurant.
Issue No 5755
Friday, May 19 2017
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