Macmillan c.e.o. John Sargent has called for the trade "to publish across the spectrum for everyone", not only according to the mostly liberal values of the... Read more
Sebastian Barry has been named as the Laureate for Irish Fiction for the next three years, hailing what he called the current "golden age of... Read more
The 13th Winter Institute, held by the American Booksellers Association in Memphis, Tennessee, was vibrant and upbeat as ever, despite an underlying current of anxiety... Read more
America’s National Book Awards will reportedly expand to recognise works in translation.
Missing publisher and bookseller Gui Minhai is being awarded the 2018 IPA Prix Voltaire in honour of "his bravery in continuing to publish despite the risks involved".... Read more
Judith Curr, president and publisher at Atria Publishing Group, is leaving after 19 years with Simon & Schuster US.
Elliott Advisors, the UK arm of an American hedge fund, has reportedly made a formal offer to buy Waterstones.
George R R Martin is funding a new annual scholarship at a science fiction and fantasy six-week course to “help the next great fantasist on... Read more
Kobo's parent company Rakuten has struck a "strategic alliance" with Walmart which will see the e-book retailer broaden its customer base in the US.... Read more
The creative industries sector is anxious it is being "sidelined" as Brexit negotiations continue, according to a new report published by the Creative Industries Federation.... Read more
Kobo has launched its ‘Originals’ programme in France, the Netherlands and Canada, offering readers exclusive original e-book and audiobook content.
International publishers have condemned Gui Minhai's second alleged kidnapping and detainment, branding it a "sorry story of intimidation of Hong Kong publishers" and calling for his immediate release.... Read more
Hong Kong publisher and bookseller Gui Minhai has been seized again by Chinese agents on suspicion of sharing secret information with Swedish diplomats. ... Read more
Publishers should be fighting censorship "whenever they get the chance", Sir Antony Beevor has said, while observing that "more and more" attempts are being made by governments to... Read more
An East London bookshop's decision to put a sign in its window highlighting it is "proud" to sell books by authors from so-called "sh*thole" countries,... Read more
Issue No 5790
Friday, February 16 2018
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