"Absolutely Fabulous" actress and stand-up comedian Helen Lederer is launching a new literary award in a bid to give female comic writing "the exposure and praise... Read more
A dozen authors who were planning to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival have reportedly been refused visas.
Abrams Children’s Books has acquired a middle grade fantasy series by Hollywood actor Thomas Lennon.
Trapeze has acquired UK rights to Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered, the debut book from American comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.... Read more
The number of crowdfunding campaigns to buy copies of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris' nature anthology, The Lost Words, has now reached 15, with new... Read more
Index on Censorship is sending political party UKIP a bundle of books, including The Handmaid's Tale and a copy of the Quran, in a bid... Read more
Author Nicola Davies will this autumn sell off artwork donated by illustrators such as Steve Antony and Sophy Henn to her #3000Chairs campaign, which raises money to... Read more
Tony Kent’s debut thriller Killer Intent (Elliott & Thompson) is to be developed for television by independent production company Liberty Films.... Read more
Book recommendation website LoveReading has unveiled a raft of changes including an interactive 'kids zone', a specific review facility for self-published authors, a podcast series and plans... Read more
Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has revealed he is publishing a cookbook in time for Christmas.
Donna Louise Hay, the founder of the GozenGirls book club for self-development titles, has branched out by creating a subscription box.
Usborne has acquired The Garden of Found and Lost, a debut middle-grade novel based on the discovery of a 100-year-old gardener’s notebook at the National... Read more
Penguin Life is publishing monk Haemin Sunim’s second book, Love for Imperfect Things, providing "inspiring and practical advice for turning to ‘self-care’ and acceptance".... Read more
Dan Brown’s Origin (Corgi) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one for a fourth week running—and the author’s 80th in total.... Read more
Three members of UKIP have been suspended following the attack on socialist bookshop Bookmarks in Bloomsbury, central London, over the weekend.
Issue No 5811
Friday, August 17 2018
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