Marian Keyes' latest novel Grown Ups (Michael Joseph) has reached number one in the fiction charts in five countries this week – a first for the bestselling author.... Read more
HarperCollins Ireland, a new standalone publishing division, is being launched with Conor Nagle from Gill Books as its publisher.
All the remaining board members of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) have stepped down after the organisation became engulfed in a row over racism.... Read more
Roland Gulliver has been appointed director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA).
Forty-four authors and figures from the French book industry have signed an op-ed condemning sexual harassment and sexism in French publishing. The text, written by Caroline... Read more
Barnes & Noble has pulled a series of classic novels reissued with "diverse" covers for Black History Month, after a furious backlash over the choice of... Read more
Publishers with operations in China are curtailing some activities in the country after the coronavirus outbreak.
Macmillan USA has agreed to expand Latinx representation in its staffing and in the books that it publishes according to representatives of #DignidadLiteraria.... Read more
Simon & Schuster US has announced the death of author Mary Higgins Clark at the age of 92.
Sales of print books in the US fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, with 689.5 million sold.
John le Carré has been awarded the $100,000 Olof Palme Prize, an honour awarded to outstanding achievement in the spirit of assassinated Swedish politician Olof Palme. ... Read more
A host of publishers including HarperCollins Canada are boycotting the forthcoming Romance Writers of America national conference and its new president has quit, as a backlash... Read more
Even though the holiday season was below par, Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment and finished the year on a positive note. Overall... Read more
The Romance Writers of America has cancelled its annual RITA awards ceremony after hundreds of authors staged a boycott over an ongoing race row.... Read more
Twenty books have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, marking the highest number of awards ever given by the programme.
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Friday, July 10 2020
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