J L George and Peter Goulding have won this year's New Welsh Writing Awards, bagging £1,000 each and feedback from Curtis Brown literary agent Cathryn... Read more
Orion Spring has landed YouTube star and blogger Olivia Purvis’ practical empowerment guide for insecure girls and women, to accompany her popular Instagram account.... Read more
The Primadonna Festival has launched its inaugural prize to celebrate "brilliant writing from emerging as well as established artists".
A Grade II-listed, former textile studio is being transformed into a bookshop in Margate.
#Merky Books holds its first ever free writer's camp in this week's pictures round-up, while Sir Philip Pullman is knighted and Bryony Gordan launches her... Read more
The Reading Agency has made two new hires as it prepares to re-launch its Quick Reads scheme later this year.
The Book Marketing Society’s seasonal awards for January to March have been unveiled, with wins for HarperCollins, BonnierZaffre, BlueBird (PanMacmillan) and Hachette Children’s.... Read more
Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, will publish a second children’s fiction title by Ade Adepitan in partnership with BBC Children in Need.... Read more
Podcasts including Book Off!, Not Another Book Podcast and The Bestseller Experiment Podcast will take part in Independent Bookshop Week's live podcast tour. ... Read more
Six titles have made the shortlist for this year's Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, celebrating the best science books for children.
Viking has acquired TV presenter Richard Osman’s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, and one other novel, for a seven-figure sum, after triumphing in one... Read more
Sarah Brooks has won the £1,500 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize with her YA novel The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands.
Little Toller Books will publish Diary of a Young Naturalist by 15-year-old campaigner Dara McAnulty, set to be the Independent Dorset-based publisher’s “biggest book yet”.... Read more
Octopus imprint Kyle Books has scooped a new cookbook from Darina Allen featuring 100 simple one pot recipes.
Coronet has bought a “brilliant and unique” take on failed romantic relationships by performer Haley McGee, who uses a mathematical formula to work out the cost... Read more
Issue No 5843
Friday, May 24 2019
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