Elizabeth Day and Johny Pitts are to be the new presenters of BBC Radio 4’s "Open Book" programme.
Scribe is to publish The Changing of the Guard: The British Army Since 9/11 by Simon Akam next month.
British Library Publishing is to bring forward the publication of a sea shanty guide, due to overwhelming interest on Twitter and TikTok. ... Read more
Dead Ink Books and Farrar Straus & Giroux (FSG) are to publish Missouri Williams’ "brilliant and depraved" debut novel The Doloriad next year, with FSG's MCD imprint publishing in the US. ... Read more
Andersen Press is to relaunch its weekly online children's storytime sessions in partnership with Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books.... Read more
A big issue of the pandemic was been the shifting of publishing schedules, with many titles kicked into 2021, and a relatively small portion shifted... Read more
A “tsunami” of submissions caused by the cancellation of 2020's physical book fairs, and the proximity of London and Frankfurt this year, could lead to... Read more
Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules. ... Read more
London-based writers' agency Spread the Word has today announced the names of 30 writers who have been selected for its 2021 London Writers Awards development programme... Read more
Editors and agents say books about the natural world and “oblique” looks at the pandemic are strong trends for the year ahead while readers also... Read more
Avon has bought two more novels from Bella Osborne, taking its contract with the writer up to 2022.
Rowman & Littlefield has reshuffled responsibilities within its sales and marketing team, as it continues to grow internationally.
Hamish Hamilton has signed Protection, the “superb” second novel from 2020 Booker Prize shortlistee Avni Doshi.
Raven Books is to publish People Like Them, the "brutal" English language debut of French Algerian novelist, actor and playwright Samira Sedira. ... Read more
Lightning Books has snapped up The Outsiders, the “page-turning' debut novel from sports writer and journalist James Corbett.
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Issue No 5913
Friday, January 15 2021
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