David Walliams has topped the chart of the bestselling authors for the first half of 2017.
Michèle Laouénan, the owner of The Book Shop in Liskeard, Cornwall, has put the shop up for sale as she prepares for retirement.... Read more
Children’s book publicists are being called on to submit a low-budget marketing campaign they are proud of to a competition.
Faber is to publish Sleep No More, a new collection of short stories from the late "Queen of Crime" P D James.... Read more
Oneworld has paid six figures for a YA trilogy by US actor and screenwriter Jason Segel and his writing partner Kirsten Miller.
BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK have struck a two-series deal with BBC Worldwide to continue their line of Doctor Who publishing.... Read more
The removal of quotas for radio comedy, drama and readings will have a “significant impact” on the Society of Authors' members, the organisation has said.... Read more
Usborne has snapped up a Russian folklore-inspired middle grade fantasy following a “hotly contested four-way auction”.
Scholastic will publish a new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol “retold” by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Tony Ross, who the publisher said... Read more
Portobello Books has acquired The End of Bias, a "ground-breaking" book by American journalist Jessica Nordell following a "heated" nine-way auction.
Piatkus has acquired "an uncensored conversation about sex and self" called F*cked from the creators of anti slut-shaming podcast "Guys We F*cked".... Read more
The government of French-speaking Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) has adopted a draft decree permitting publishers to fix book retail prices after a fourth and final... Read more
Biteback Publishing has signed a title claiming to tell the "true story" of Princess Diana's fatal crash in 1997.
Welsh economy secretary Ken Skates has accused arts trade bodies of "seeking to undermine the process" of a government review into literature in the country... Read more
Orenda Books has signed two new books in Matt Wesolowski's Six Stories "Serial-style" thriller series.
Issue No 5766
Friday, July 21 2017
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