Pavilion-published children's illustrator Millie Marotta has launched an initiative to get the nation colouring while supporting the NHS.
Literary agent Simon Trewin has partnered with Writing.ie – a resource site for unpublished authors – to launch a weekly one-hour show on Facebook Live. ... Read more
Penguin Random House UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon says the company is actively seeking ways of helping struggling booksellers during the coronavirus lockdown.... Read more
Little, Brown has launched a personalised book recommendation service on its social media channels.
Avon is putting on a virtual festival to showcase its authors during the Covid-19 crackdown.
A social media campaign launched by HQ Stories to get people sharing their "shelfies" proved a huge social media hit in the UK and beyond... Read more
Début author Holly Jackson is up against heavyweight names, including Malorie Blackman and Frances Hardinge, on the shortlist for the YA Book Prize 2020.... Read more
Laura Cumming, Max Porter and Lucy Ellmann have been longlisted for this year's £10,000 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, rewarding fiction, non-fiction or poetry–which... Read more
BBC Arts has launched Culture in Quarantine, a virtual arts festival “rooted in the experience of national lockdown”, with highlights including "The Big Book Weekend",... Read more
Body positivity campaigner and influencer Megan Crabbe and the inaugural Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams, are among the judges for the 2020 YA Book Prize,... Read more
The Women's Prize for Fiction award ceremony has been postponed until September because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Greg Orme's The Human Edge (Pearson Business) has been named book of the year at the Business Book Awards.
The Publishers Association has unveiled a brand and website redesign, including a new logo, icon and colour scheme that have been chosen "to reflect the creativity and dynamism... Read more
Quarto has posted a trading update for its 2019 results, saying it expects revenues to slip 9% to $135.8m (2018: $149.3m) but will be returning a profit of $2.9m. ... Read more
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced a £160m emergency funding package to help artists and art organisations cope with the coronavirus crisis.
Issue No 5879
Friday, March 27 2020
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