Penguin Random House has acquired a YA novel tackling teen mental illness and toxic masculinity by debut author and mechanic James Goodhand.
National literacy charity Beanstalk has joined the Coram group of children’s charities.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired two more volumes in Alice Oseman’s graphic novel series, Heartstopper.
Independent publisher b small has hired Vicky Barker, formerly a freelance illustrator and designer, as art director.
HarperCollins Children's executive publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh has acquired world rights to four books—two novels, a novella and an illustrated gift title—by Michael Morpurgo.... Read more
Templar Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has signed Emma Chadwick, the illustrator who won a competition launched by the publisher last year.... Read more
David Walliams’ next publication, a funny story entitled Fing, "dovetails seamlessly" with his short stories and middle-grade novels, according to his publisher HarperCollins Children’s Books.... Read more
Bonnier Books UK has hired Kate Manning to the newly created role of group director of sales, marketing and publicity of children’s trade.... Read more
Books about mental health, the environment and space look set to dominate the children’s non-fiction landscape this year, according to publishers, who predict that the... Read more
Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Frankly in Love, the debut YA by David Yoon that was at... Read more
Jay Asher, the author of several YA novels including Thirteen Reasons Why (Penguin), has filed a lawsuit against the US branch of the Society of... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a book about plastic pollution by author-illustrator Neal Layton.
Walker Books will this September publish a non-fiction book by TV presenter Helen Skelton.
Welsh independent Firefly Press has secured investment from entrepreneur Robin Bennett of Quarto Translations to boost its publication of children’s and YA titles.... Read more
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw has joined Quarto Kids as associate publisher, specialising in non-fiction and novelty for Wide Eyed Editions and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.... Read more
Author at Black & White Publishing
YA author Estelle Maskame shares her experience of going from writing on Watppad to publication with Scottish indie Black & White Publishing.
Issue No 5831
Friday, February 15 2019
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