John Lee has joined the British Library’s books division as publisher.
Former Waterstones events manager Jordan Taylor-Jones has joined northern indie Dead Ink in a newly created role following a £66,000 cash injection from the Arts Council.... Read more
Memoirs from Caitlin Moran, How to be a Woman (Ebury), and Pussy Riot activist Maria Alyokhina, Riot Days (Allen Lane), have been dramatised for the... Read more
Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment when a last-minute surge in the high street before Christmas pushed sales marginally ahead of 2017.... Read more
Granta Books will publish “a powerful antidote to our atomised world” from author and academic Will Buckingham, Hello Stranger.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired a series about a character called Adventure Duck by Steve Cole, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff.
Chris Baker has been promoted to associate director at Four Communications division Four Culture, after 10 years at the company.
Penguin Random House has hired Lou Grosart and Ned Hartley as part of its Ladybird licensing team.
Usborne is marking the 20th anniversary of the ‘That’s Not My…’ baby books with partnerships with organisations such as the National Literacy Trust and The... Read more
A number of strong, female-led narratives are competing for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) after seven women writers were longlisted—the highest number in... Read more
Industry professionals say supermarkets are putting the squeeze on mid-list commercial fiction, with the shelf space afforded to books in the nation's largest chains dwindling... Read more
John Murray publisher Mark Richards has acquired a contemporary Bengali classic, The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, as translated by Arunava Sinha.... Read more
The BBC Radio 2 Book Club will relaunch again with presenter Jo Whiley, with upcoming choices including Girl With A Pearl Earring and YA author Angie... Read more
Illustrator Helen Oxenbury has paid tribute to her husband John Burningham, who died last week.
The Bookseller's Assocation has warned Amazon is "gaming the system" and branded the business rates regime "unfair" yet again after it emerged the online retail giant... Read more
Issue No 5826
Friday, January 11 2019
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