The Dayton Literary Peace Prize shortlist has been unveiled featuring Tara Westover’s debut Educated (Windmill) and the Man Booker-shortlisted The Overstory (William Heinemann) by Richard Powers.... Read more
The Authors Guild is supporting the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as the organisation sues Amazon’s audiobook company Audible over a new speech-to-text feature. ... Read more
UK publishers at the Beijing International Book Fair last week saw typically buoyant rights trading, as the country's book market boom continues in 2019, with double-digit growth... Read more
Major US publishers have filed a lawsuit against Amazon's audiobook company Audible in a row over a new speech-to-text feature which they say is a violation... Read more
Leading Chinese children's writer Cao Wenxuan, winner of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award, is to publish a new book with Walker in January 2020.... Read more
The books market in China, as measured by data company OpenBook, rose by 10.8% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, according to statistics presented at... Read more
The Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) is to use new 5G technology to project a lifelike 3D image of an author into the Fair this weekend... Read more
London indie Flame Tree Publishing has entered a "pioneering" co-publishing deal with Jiangsu Phoenix Literary and Art Publishing, a division of the leading Chinese publisher Phoenix... Read more
Publishers and agents say they are expecting a positive Beijing International Book Fair, reflecting the growing Chinese market.
A reimagining of Vladimir Nabokov’s classic Lolita, written from the child’s point of view, will be published in France this week.... Read more
HarperCollins’ global sales recorded a disappointing fourth quarter, down from $490m in 2018 to $419m in 2019, a decrease of 14%, for the three months... Read more
Macmillan Education is to review its local operations in Australia, "with the intention of withdrawing from the Australian market in due course".
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial in Spain is reinforcing its presence in Catalan through the acquisition of the independent publisher La Campana.
Over 40 student organisations in the US have urged the Department of Justice to block the proposed merger of publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill.
Shareholders have filed two lawsuits against Barnes & Noble in a legal row over the sale as the book retailer insists the complaints "lack merit". ... Read more
Issue No 5874
Friday, February 21 2020
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