Markus Dohle, chief executive of Penguin Random House, has said that he is confident the mega-deal announced with rival publisher Simon & Schuster will pass the... Read more
There have been mixed reactions from publishers and agents to Bertelsmann's acquisition of Simon & Schuster, with some opposed to the development and others expressing optimism.... Read more
PRH owner Bertelsmann is to buy Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS for $2.2bn, it has been announced.
The Curtis Brown Creative Writing school is launching a Breakthrough Writers’ Programme, which features fully funded courses, mentoring and scholarships for underrepresented writers. ... Read more
Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Penguin) has risen into the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction top spot, after debuting a week ago, ahead of its publication. ... Read more
Forward Arts Foundation executive director Susannah Herbert has announced she is stepping down after eight years in the role.
William Heinemann will publish Bewilderment, Richard Powers' first novel since his Booker-shortlisted and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Overstory (William Heinemann, 2018). ... Read more
Journalist and translator Orsola Casagrande has joined independent publisher Comma Press as editor-at-large.
Ebury Press will publish Ali Millar's debut memoir The Last Days, which will recount the author’s experience growing up as part of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.... Read more
Retail and publishing expert David Roche is launching a mentoring and coaching service through his company David Roche Enterprises.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday evening (24th November) that bookshops and other “non-essential” retailers would be able to reopen on Saturday after a month’s lockdown.... Read more
Craig Brown has won the £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction with his “joyous” One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time (Fourth Estate), which judges said “reinvented... Read more
Audible has announced changes to its returns policy, following an open letter signed by over 10,000 authors and industry representatives demanding that it do so. ... Read more
Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Viking) has soared straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot in its first week on sale. ... Read more
John Marrs, author of The One (Del Rey), soon to be released as a Netflix series, is moving to Pan Macmillan for two speculative thrillers.... Read more
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Friday, November 20 2020
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