The shortlist for this year's Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced, and features 20 entries from countries across the Commonwealth.
Physical books sales in the United States are holding up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with NPD BookScan reporting that 166.9 million units had... Read more
German booksellers will be permitted to reopen their shops from next Monday (20th April).
Italy, the country worst affected so far by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, is allowing bookshops to reopen.
The Times Literary Supplement is offering free advertising to independent bookshops in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.... Read more
The winners of the lucrative 2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award have been announced, with literary UK Banipal Magazine winning the publishing and technology category. ... Read more
The International Publishers Association and the UK's Publishers Association have both urged the book trade to pull together to overcome the economic impact the disruption of the coronavirus will bring, while... Read more
Jonathan Ball Publishers has bought indie Icon Books, in a move that will see representatives from both companies form the management team.
The Internet Archive's move to lift restrictions on 1.4 million books has been branded an “aggressive, unlawful and opportunistic attack” on the rights of authors... Read more
Major French publishers are making their staff part-time under new measures announced by the government to help companies survive the lockdown imposed to fight the Covid-19... Read more
Penguin Random House c.e.o. Markus Dohle has warned staff the publisher may need to tighten its belt in its approach to publishing facing "the difficult times ahead".... Read more
The European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has highlighted the enforced closure of brick and mortar bookshops amid the coronavirus crisis is putting the book trade in a... Read more
Woody Allen's memoir has been released by US indie Skyhorse Publishing after the title was dropped by Hachette Book Group.
Barnes & Noble boss James Daunt has sent a letter to staff warning of potential lay offs if stores are closed due to the coronavirus.... Read more
English PEN has called for the release of Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif, who was arrested during a protest about the treatment of prisoners during the... Read more
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Issue No 5894
Friday, July 24 2020
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