The Reading Agency has confirmed the UK's World Book Night celebrations will go ahead on 23rd April, but will be modified due to Covid-19.... Read more
Ingram says it has ramped up its cleaning routines to remain open for business during the Covid-19 pandemic, and has seen a rise in use... Read more
Indie publishers face an “existential crisis” during the pandemic lockdown but remain hopeful they can make it to the other side.
Seven Dials has won world rights at auction to Lost Without You, a book from the footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones about coping with the loss of... Read more
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creative writing at UEA. ... Read more
Bertram Group has sold its subsidiaries Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boekhandel BV and Houtschild Internationale Boekhandel BV to Casalini Libri SPA for an undisclosed sum.... Read more
Bertelsmann has formally completed the full acquisition of Penguin Random House, following the sale of Pearson's remaining 25% stake for $675m (£530m). ... Read more
The Primadonna Festival, founded a year ago to give "prominence to work by women", is calling off its inaugural July event at Laffitts Hall due to the coronavirus... Read more
J K Rowling and her Wizarding World partners have announced three new initiatives under the banner Harry Potter At Home, to help children, parents, carers and... Read more
Octopus imprint Monoray has acquired a "no-holds-barred" memoir from film director Oliver Stone: Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing & Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador & The... Read more
This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival has been cancelled, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rhiannon Smith, who works across the Fleet and Sphere imprints at Little, Brown, has been promoted to editorial director.
HarperCollins has announced its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany.... Read more
Nosy Crow has signed up journalist and cookery writer Ella Risbridger to write her first children’s books, which will include two middle-grade novels and a... Read more
Viking has scooped a “deeply resonant and heartbreaking” new novel from Nadifa Mohamed based on the true story of a Somali man who is wrongly... Read more
Issue No 5880
Friday, April 3 2020
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