The Bookseller is teaming up with World Book Day to launch a competition for bookshops.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books will release a new novel by Katherine Rundell, entitled The Good Thieves, in June.
Quercus imprint Jo Fletcher Books has acquired the “remarkable” first adult fantasy novel by Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer.
Hachette UK will sponsor Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) and authors Cressida Cowell, Patrick Gale, Katherine Rundell and screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch will tour bookshops across the... Read more
The Walker Books Group has acquired Maggie O’Farrell’s first children’s book in a global rights deal.
More than 74 businesses including Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins and WHSmith have signed the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2019.
The Northern Fiction Alliance has launched a cross-company mentorship scheme for early-career publishing professionals based in the region, with the first pairings already announced.... Read more
Sweden’s foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador to China following claims she set up a secret meeting between missing bookseller Gui Minhai’s daughter and Chinese... Read more
The Women’s Prize for Fiction has now officially transformed into a charity, known as the Women’s Prize Trust, helping it to be "even more ambitious".... Read more
Headline and Hachette Books Ireland (HBI) have announced the joint acquisition of two books by Irish author Rachael English.
Liz Pichon, Emer Stamp and Elys Dolan were announced the winners of this year’s Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (known as the Lollies) for funny children’s books.... Read more
Illustration student Al Rodin has won this year’s Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration with his “bold and characterful artwork”.
The US is dominating the shortlists for the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019, with Dialogue Books, Jacaranda Books, Emerald Publishing and Kogan Page flying the... Read more
The European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have broken a political deadlock on a new copyright directive to produce a major... Read more
V V James’ fantasy novel Sanctuary (Gollancz) will be adapted by Entertainment 360, the television studio responsible for “Game of Thrones".... Read more
Issue No 5831
Friday, February 15 2019
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