Hodder Children’s Books and Maximum Licensing are hoping to take the Oi! picture book series into stage promotions and licensing after acquiring new rights from... Read more
Egmont UK Ltd saw sales fall 1.4% to £50m in what it describes as a "tough economic environment" in 2017.
The number of Bologna Children’s Book Fair attendees totalled 27,642 last month, up 3% from 2017, according to the organisers.
Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has signed a six-book contract with former SAS soldier Chris Ryan.
Scholastic has revealed a median pay gap of 8.45%, less than half of the national average of 18.4%.
Studio Press, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, will this summer publish a title to tie-in with "So Awkward", a CBBC series about three socially awkward... Read more
Orchard Books, part of Hachette Children’s Groups, is aiming to revitalise the Animal Ark brand by acquiring series rights from Working Partners.
Moira Scicluna Zahra, illustrator-in-residence at Edinburgh College of Art School of Design, has won this year’s Kelpies Illustration Prize.
Simon & Schuster UK has bought The Burning, the first YA novel by Laura Bates, founder of The Everyday Sexism Project.
Vashti Hardy's Brightstorm (Scholastic) has been revealed as the next Independent Booksellers Children’s Book of the Season for Spring by the BA Children’s Bookselling Group. ... Read more
Radio DJs Greg James and Chris Smith talk to Charlotte Eyre about the new book in their middle-grade series, Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes.... Read more
Buoyed by the success of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, children’s non-fiction is the “place to be” this Bologna, with publishers eager for new... Read more
UK-based independent publisher Alanna Books has rebranded as Alanna Max as a result of Ken Wilson-Max joining the company in the role of co-publisher.... Read more
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018 has been a broadly positive event, with non-fiction on the rise and the UK market’s Middle Grade mania continuing,... Read more
American author Jacqueline Woodson has won the SEK5m (£430,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2018 for her “masterful characterisation and deep understanding of the adolescent psyche”.... Read more
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In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors... Read more
Issue No 5780
Friday, May 18 2018
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