Jonathan Ball Publishers has bought indie Icon Books, in a move that will see representatives from both companies form the management team.
Film rights to Simon Stephenson's debut Set My Heart to Five (Fourth Estate) have been pre-empted by Working Title Films and Complete Fiction Pictures, with Edgar Wright slated... Read more
Quercus imprint riverrun is rush publishing a timely new book from Peter May that he has been harbouring in his "bottom drawer" for the past 15 years—entitled Lockdown, it is set... Read more
BBC Radio 4 “Today” presenter Martha Kearney has been announced as the chair of this year's Baillie Gifford Prize judging panel.
Fellow authors, booksellers, librarians and fans have rushed to wish former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen well after his family revealed he is "stable" but "very poorly" after spending... Read more
The Bookseller is to launch a series of weekly Twitter conversations with people caught up in the coronavirus crisis, helping to shed light on how... Read more
Novelists James Meek and Tim Pears are among six authors shortlisted for this year's £25,000 Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize.
The Bright Agency has launched a Chinese website to serve its Chinese clients.
At a time work has "dried up" for many publishing freelances, some of whom stand to fall between the cracks of the Chancellor's new bailout schemes,... Read more
Simon & Schuster Children's has secured a three-book deal with children's author Abi Elphinstone, as part of a "major brand-building" publication plan extending to 2024. ... Read more
Kindle Entertainment has bought TV and film rights to Michelle Paver's bestselling Wolf Brother series.
Faber Children’s editorial director Alice Swan has snapped up a picture book aimed at challenging people’s behaviour towards disability by agent-turned-debut author James Catchpole and... Read more
Pan Macmillan says it is finalising changes to its publishing programme and warned online sales have slowed owing to the UK's coronavirus pandemic lockdown.... Read more
Puffin has acquired the debut picture book from author-illustrator Al Rodin after a hotly-contested seven-way auction.
Literary commentator and presenter Paul Blezard has announced The Lockdown Litfest, a new online literary festival.
Issue No 5880
Friday, April 3 2020
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