W H Smith has confirmed it plans to strengthen its balance sheet with new lending facilities of £120m accompanied by an equity issue of up to 13.7% of its issued share capital. Read more
Independent publishers are reinvigorating book subscriptions and launching new services, amid disruption to normal distribution. Read more
The bookselling website Hive has reinstated its home delivery service following the re-opening of Gardners.com. Read more
The Fire Starters by Jan Carson (Doubleday) won the £1,000 Red Tentacle (novel) category at The Kitschies, which rewards speculative fiction.... Read more
Scholastic has acquired Matt Carr's Now Wash Your Hands! while Nosy Crow has published a free information book explaining coronavirus to children, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.... Read more
Bonnier Books UK's Hot Key imprint is to publish How It All Blew Up, Arvin Ahmadi's third YA novel.
HarperCollins imprint Avon is to publish Clare Marchant's debut The Secrets of Saffron Hall.
Bernardine Evaristo's Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) and Robert Harris' The Second Sleep (Cornerstone) both feature on the 12-strong longlist for the 2020 Glass Bell Award.... Read more
Nelle Andrew, formerly of PFD, has joined the Rachel Mills Literary agency.
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I woke early this morning in the coronatime in which we all now exist - the brief respite of sleep ruined yet again by the... Read more
Vashti Hardy answer six questions about her success as an author Read more
The prodigious Anthony Horowitz has three books slated for 2020, each of which is packed with the writer’s trademark plot twists and hidden messages... Read more
The sought-after first novel by former blogger Clare Pooley exposes the need for connection in the age of social media
Pragya Agarwal’s forthcoming book Sway asks us to challenge what we know—and what we don’t know—about unconscious bias. ... Read more
What a difference a month makes. And yet not. Recent weeks have reconfirmed what we already knew: that books are an essential we turn to in times of strife for comfort, consolation, information and...
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Issue No 5880
Friday, April 3 2020
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