TV rights for Fiona Barton’s The Widow (Transworld) have been optioned by Playground Television. The deal was brokered by Tanya Tillett, formerly of the Knight... Read more
Amazon has expanded its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, to London postcodes by a factor of five. The expansion, predominantly across South-West London, follows the opening of a new Amazon delivery... Read more
Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell has died following a battle with neck and lung cancer. His UK publishers, Penguin Random House imprints Vintage and Harvill Secker, said... Read more
Karen Joy Fowler and Karl Ove Knausgaard have made the shortlist for the biennial £25,000 Warwick Prize for Writing. On the shortlist of six, revealed by judge Robert... Read more
Three Great British Bake Off (GBBO) finalists - Ian Cumming, Nadiya Jamir Hussain and Tamal Ray - will be signing copies of the series’ tie-in recipe book... Read more
Amazon is not as good at publishing as it is at retailing, Charlie Redmayne, c.e.o of HarperCollins has said.
Andy McNab is set to embark on a trek to the South Pole this month in aid of The Reading Agency’s #ReadingJourney appeal.... Read more
The London Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair have revealed their respective exhibition dates for 2017.
Lonely Planet is revising its two Nepal travel guides in light of the devastating earthquakes in April. Nepal (£17.99) and Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya... Read more
HarperCollins has continued the expansion of its Global Publishing Program with the creation of HarperCollins Italia. Harlequin Mondadori, which has operated in Italy for 34... Read more
HarperCollins has acquired Twist, the first cookbook from The Great British Bake Off’s youngest ever contestant, Martha Collison. Publisher Grace Cheetham acquired world rights from... Read more
A self-published British author based in Norfolk has bagged “a good six-figure deal” ahead of Frankfurt with US publisher Grand Central Publishing. The author’s agent,... Read more
Christian publisher SPCK will represent Darton Longman and Todd (DLT) publications to the trade from next year. The companies say they both share much common... Read more
UK rights for Ted Dawe’s divisive award-winning YA novel, Into the River, are still available, Penguin Random House NZ has confirmed, after US and Canadian... Read more
The Folio Prize will not run in March 2016 following the conclusion of its two-year title sponorship.
Issue No 5865
Friday, November 29 2019
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