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PA’s Publishing Declares initiative pledges to tackle the trade’s sustainability issues

The Publishers Association has launched a new pledge that invites publishers to set sustainability targets across their operations and supply chains. Read more

First half of 2021 sees strong sales and growth for Adult Fiction and Children’s

Book sales have been consistently up since bookshops reopened in March after weeks of lockdown, BookScan data shows. Read more

The Bookseller Rising Stars: Introducing the Class of 2021

The annual selection of the book trade’s up-and-comers shows a group with a determined, DIY ethos, often working to advance the trade as a whole... Read more

June Sarpong to launch home for untold stories with HQ imprint

June Sarpong is teaming up with HarperCollins‘ HQ to launch an imprint focusing on diversity. Read more

Former Bright Agency staffers Lomax and Kenny found Inkling agency for illustrators

Former Bright Agency employees Jess Lomax and Fiona Kenny have launched a new agency for illustrators.  Read more

Author B B Taylor opens books and gaming haven in Burton upon Trent

Books and Banter is a new retail offering combining children’s books and gaming, led by author B B Taylor after being furloughed in the Covid-19... Read more

Reynolds and Smith win CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals

Jason Reynolds is the winner of this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal with Look Both Ways (Knights Of), while Sydney Smith has received his second CILIP... Read more

Stuart’s Shuggie Bain bags Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2021

Douglas Stuart’s first novel Shuggie Bain won both Fiction: Debut and Overall Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, it was revealed at... Read more

Scottish firms optimistic for the coming years after strengthening in lockdown

Publishers and trade bodies in Scotland have spoken of their hopeful attitude as lockdown restrictions subside again, with a number buoyed by lessons learned in... Read more

Mina to kick off Darkland Tales series of reworks for Polygon

Edinburgh-based Birlinn’s imprint Polygon has signed up a new series of fictional retellings of myths and lore from a number of high-profile Scottish writers.... Read more

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