Author-illustrator Rob Hodgson (right) launched his debut book The Cave (Quarto) at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol on Thursday 20th April. Hodgson is pictured alongside the bookshop manager Jon Hill, as well as wooden cutouts he created of the characters from the book.
Sanjida Kay launched her second thriller The Stolen Child (Corvus) at Waterstones in Bristol on Friday 21st April. (credit: Michael Lloyd)
Kay read an excerpt from the novel, before celebrating alongside her editor Susannah Hamilton (left) and publicity director Kirsty Doole. (credit: Michael Lloyd)
On Friday 21st April Laurence King Publishing celebrated the publication of Sarah Hyndman’s new book How to Draw Type and Influence People at the Tate Modern’s Terrace Bookshop.
Guests explored the world of typography through the eyes of Type Tasting founder Hyndman, with typographic games and activities.
On Saturday 22nd April, Puffin launched four brand new Doctor Who Meets the World of Roger Hargreaves titles at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. The titles are illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, son of the late Roger Hargreaves.
Over 1000 Doctor Who fans attended and were treated to a series of live drawings by Hargreaves, during which he answered a series of questions posed by compere Luke Spillane of the Doctor Who Fan Show.
Literary agent Ian Drury was greeted at the finishing line by publisher Jo Fletcher, after running the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April in 4.24 hours. Drury raised more than £4000 for Spinal Research.
The Desmond Elliott Prize 2017, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, held a party for its longlisted authors at Foyles, Charing Cross on Monday 24th April. Pictured are 9 of the 10 longlisted authors: (back row, from left) Alan McMonagle, Paul Stanbridge, Emma Flint, David Savill and (front row, from left) Karl Geary, Luke Kennard, Kit de Waal, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Thomas Maloney.
On Tuesday 25th April Penguin Random House Children's showcased their summer and autumn highlights at London venue IceTank. Guests enjoyed a starry line-up of author speakers, including (from left) Lauren O’Hara, Natalia O’Hara, Robin Stevens, Jacky Wilson, Tom Fletcher, Francesca Dow (MD), Ed Vere, Emily Barr and Ade Edmondson.
To close the show, a gigantic chocolate cake was served in homage to Michael Rosen's newest release Chocolate Cake, which publishes this summer.
On Wednesday 26th April, author Patrick Ness spoke to journalist Billie JD Porter about his upcoming novel Release (Walker Books), which publishes next week. The event took place at the Curzon in Soho.
HarperCollins held its Big Book Bonanza at Ham Yard Hotel on Wednesday 26th April. HC c.e.o Charlie Redmayne and group sales director Oliver Wright are pictured alongside the winners of the HarperCollins Indie Development Fund 2017.
Guests included actress Anna Faris, who is publishing her memoir Anna Faris is Unqualified: Love and Relationship Advice from a Celebrity Who Just Wants to Help with HarperCollins later in the year.
On Tuesday 25th April, the Stripes team took an excursion to see the cover reveal posters for forthcoming publication A Change Is Gonna Come, featuring the work of new voices (from left) Mary Bello, editorial mentee Aa’Ishah Hawton, Yasmin Rahman, Aisha Bushby, Phoebe Roy and editorial director Ruth Bennett.