The relentlessly popular Julia Donaldson posted TCM sales of £10m-plus for the 10th consecutive year in 2019, despite failing to overtake David Walliams as the... Read more
W&N is publishing a novel by Kathleen Alcott, America Was Hard to Find, about a love affair between an astronaut and an anti-war radical.... Read more
Former Sphere commissioning editor Viola Hayden has joined Curtis Brown’s book department as an associate agent in Jonny Geller’s office.
Radical publisher Verso Books is launching its own fiction imprint this September, promising a string of "politically astute" novels.
Amazon's audiobook company Audible has reached a settlement with a group of seven US publishers in the copyright lawsuit against the firm's Captions programme, according... Read more
The Women of the World (WOW) Festival and Vintage Live have announced a "landmark collaboration" to celebrate the launch of writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s memoir What Have... Read more
Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson’s Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light (Bluebird) reigned over the UK Official Top 50 for a fourth week in total, with 51,842 copies... Read more
Children’s author and presenter Konnie Huq will support the National Literacy Trust’s Where’s Wally? fun run in spring 2020 in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.... Read more
Canongate has signed a mystery thriller by Peter Ackroyd.
London-based charity the Literacy Pirates is appealing for more people from the book world to volunteer their skills to help young people.
Crime author Val McDermid and Labour MP Jess Phillips will headline this year's Essex Book Festival.
Annette Thomas has been appointed as the Guardian Media Group's (GMG) new chief executive.
Francesca Main is moving to the Orion Publishing Group in the newly created role of publisher after eight years at Picador.
International publishers are calling for a presidential pardon to free imprisoned Egyptian publisher and bookseller Khaled Lotfy.
Oliver Rhodes is leaving his role as chief executive of Bookouture, the digital publisher he founded, in July, after which Jenny Geras, currently publisher at... Read more
Issue No 5869
Friday, January 17 2020
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