TV and film rights for Jack Fairweather’s Costa-winning book, The Volunteer (W H Allen), have been bought by House Productions, the team behind "Brexit–The Uncivil War".... Read more
French indie Éditions Caurette has joined forces with Turnaround Publisher Services to distribute its illustrated titles in the UK and Ireland.
The shortlist for the $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction has been revealed, featuring former winner Youssef Ziedan and twice-nominated Lebanese writer Jabbour Douaihy.... Read more
Adam Kay, Helen Fielding and David Nicholls have joined the line-up for Fane’s second Words Weekend festival.
Canelo is republishing a number of Severn House authors and series in a new partnership between the firms which sees the launch of a new... Read more
Ex-HarperCollins special projects director Katie Fulford has joined Bell Lomax Moreton as an agent, working with fiction and non-fiction authors.
The London Book Fair will launch a new audiobook summit, Audio HQ, at this year's event.
World Book Day and McDonald's are joining forces in a partnership that will see £1 World Book Day tokens appear on Happy Meal boxes in... Read more
Alice Mayhew, vice-president and editorial director of Simon & Schuster in the US, has died at the age of 87.
Phaidon has bought The Monacelli Press, a publisher of illustrated books on architecture, art and design, for an undisclosed sum.
Macmillan USA has agreed to expand Latinx representation in its staffing and in the books that it publishes according to representatives of #DignidadLiteraria.... Read more
ITV has commissioned a drama series based on Val McDermid’s The Distant Echo (HarperCollins), following Karen Pirie’s cold case investigations and produced by World Productions, the team... Read more
Richard Baldwyn, whose spoken world label Listen for Pleasure introduced audiobooks to the UK market, has passed away at the age of 98.
The Romantic Novelists’ Association has announced the shortlists for its annual Romantic Novel Awards, in a year that sees the RNA celebrate its 60th anniversary.... Read more
The Quarto Group has announced it has successfully raised £13.9m following a share offer which aims to reduce its bank debt.
Issue No 5874
Friday, February 21 2020
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