Non-fiction has reigned supreme at an upbeat Frankfurt Book Fair, as agents reported a surge of interest in titles on wellbeing and personal development. Read more
Lucy Foley has signed a new two-book deal with HarperCollins, signalling their ambition to cement Foley as the "most exciting new voice in the crime thriller market"... Read more
Audio dominates the shortlists for this year’s prestigious FutureBook Awards, with seven podcasts and seven audiobooks shortlisted, along with start-ups NoisyBook and DeepZen. Read more
Pan Macmillan non-fiction publisher Robin Harvie has signed a new leadership manual, Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual, by American ex-Navy SEAL Jocko Willink.... Read more
Oneworld has acquired the memoir of the woman who raised seven extraordinarily talented musical children, the Kanneh-Masons, exploring parenting, music education and the boundless potential of... Read more
A novel featuring a 110-year-old character has won the £20,000 Daily Mail and Penguin Random House First Novel Competition, now in its fourth year.... Read more
Two Australian online book retailers have suspended sales of Ronan Farrow’s investigation into #MeToo, following legal threats from one of the book’s subjects. ... Read more
The TeNeues Media Group is mourning the death of publisher Hendrik teNeues, who passed away in Munich last week at the age of 67.
Picador has bought a memoir examining loss, family and migration by Dylan Thomas Prize-winning poet Kayo Chingonyi after a five-way auction.
Chief magazine editor at Nature
Last month, news firms with a combined audience of more than a billion united to put climate change on the agenda. Here’s why...... Read more
The year gets off to a relatively quiet start this month, with around 15% fewer titles in my preview than January 2019. But don’t be fooled: over the past few years February has become an ever more...
Comment editor at The Bookseller
FutureBook is now a general publishing conference, does that mean publishers have got digital and innovation cracked?
Issue No 5859
Friday, October 11 2019
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