Hodder Education has withdrawn a GCSE sociology textbook from sale after concerns were raised that it contained a number of offensive statements about minority groups.... Read more
Sharmaine Lovegrove has been named FutureBook’s Person of the Year for 2018.
Penguin Random House Children’s has bought a humorous middle-grade series by comedian Humza Arshad and comedy writer Henry White.
The full programme for this year’s FutureBook Live Conference has been released, including speakers from across the tech, media, consumer and books space.... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children’s has appointed Holly Tonks, mostly recently commissioning editor at Tate Publishing, as senior commissioning editor of picture books and novelties.... Read more
Debut collections by poets Zaffar Kunial, Fiona Moore, Phoebe Power, RIchard Scott and Hannah Sullivan all feature on the shortlist for this year's T S Eliot... Read more
A memorial service to celebrate the life of publisher and bookseller John Calder will be held at the Free Word Centre, Farringdon Road, London on Friday... Read more
Viking will be selling copies of Michelle Obama’s upcoming autobiography, Becoming, to PRH UK staff for £5-apiece on publication day to raise money for the Advocacy... Read more
Penguin Random House has unveiled two new voice-activated 'skills' for Amazon’s Alexa devices.
Sarah Broadway has been appointed to the new role of head of special interest publishing at Bloomsbury.
The Society of Authors (SoA) has welcomed proposals from Ofsted to place less emphasis on exams, saying the move would encourage more schools to take up creative... Read more
Jeff Kinney will speak to children in Newcastle and Edinburgh this autumn as part of an international tour to promote the next title in the Wimpy... Read more
Faber has raised its reprint number for Anna Burns' Milkman from 45,000 to 100,000, following “phenomenal demand way ahead of the initial numbers retailers quoted”, after the novel's... Read more
The Newham Bookshop in East London has been inundated with donations since the indie retailer announced that it needed to raise £25,000 for a move... Read more
A new project will take eight editors from UK publishing to the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair to scout for foreign-language books.
Issue No 5817
Friday, October 19 2018
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