Spending by public libraries in England on printed books fell 20% year-on-year in the 12 months to end March 2018 to £29.1m (£36.3m the previous... Read more
Bloomsbury has bought Benjamin Myers’ backlist titles from Bluemoose Books in support of the publication of his new novel The Offing.... Read more
Chicken House has four titles shortlisted for the inaugural STEAM prize for books that highlight the importance of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths).... Read more
Chronicle Books has signed a multi-territory deal to publish books based on the Lego Group’s toys, bricks and mini-figures.
Edtech startup KalamTech has created an app series about great thinkers from history, voiced by Stephen Fry.
Gwendoline Riley has scooped the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fifth novel First Love (Granta).
Kirsty Dunseath, who quit Orion after 16 years in October, is joining Transworld as publishing director for Doubleday.
4th Estate has pre-empted a "21st-century response to Lolita”, My Dark Vanessa, for six figures, with HarperCollins US prevailing with a seven-figure pre-empt.... Read more
Seven Dials has acquired the first book by a Manchester bombing survivor, What Makes Us Stronger, authored by 16-year-old Freya Lewis with journalist Amisha Desai.... Read more
Hamish Hamilton has bought the second novel of Sophie Mackintosh, whose debut The Water Cure was acquired in a seven-way auction and longlisted for 2018's... Read more
The book list for World Book Night 2019 has been revealed, with publishers including Penguin Random House, Canongate and Jessica Kingsley Publishers to donate various... Read more
Bertram Group has acquired Education Umbrella, a leading supplier of books and digital learning resources, in its first strategic bolt-on acquisition under its new ownership.... Read more
Michelle Obama is returning to the UK in April 2019, her publisher has revealed, following the former First Lady's sold-out event at the Royal Festival... Read more
The c.e.o of Penguin Random House-owned Companhia das Letras in Brazil has issued a heartfelt plea for people to buy and give books as presents... Read more
ZunTold will publish a young adult novel on male eating disorders next year, as part of their new Fiction as Therapy arm, and coinciding with... Read more
Issue No 5825
Friday, December 14 2018
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