This year's Awesome Books Awards shortlist has been announced, and sees offerings from leading children's publishers including Nosy Crow and Usborne Publishing.
Jacaranda Books and Andersen Press will join forces to host an author reading event with Kwame Alexander, as part of its Black History Month celebrations. ... Read more
John Murray Learning is publishing Badass Habits by success coach and motivational speaker Jen Sincero.
Hachette Children’s Group has acquired two YA novels from debut author Adiba Jaigirdar, including two "heart-warming" queer romances based in Dublin featuring Bengali protagonists. ... Read more
Walker Books will publish The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph on 7th January 2021.
HarperCollins has picked up two books from “utterly hilarious” self-published star Tracy Bloom.
More than 200 children's authors and illustrators, including Malorie Blackman, Philip Pullman and Cressida Cowell, have signed a letter condemning the government’s vote rejecting the extension of its free school meal... Read more
A Norwich indie has opened up a completely virtual version of its bookshop, in what its owners are calling a world first.
Faber is to publish Claire Keegan's latest short novel, Small Things Like These, next autumn.
Pluto has launched a pre-order campaign which helps raise funds for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. It comes ahead of the publication of... Read more
Sally Phillips has recorded the audiobook edition of Alexandra Potter’s new novel Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up.
Egmont YA list Electric Monkey has scooped a “thrilling and commercial chiller” for readers aged 14+ from New York Times-bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky.... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton is to publish "Who Dares Wins" host Mark "Billy" Billingham’s debut novel, after triumphing in a multi-publisher auction. ... Read more
Since lockdown ended and bookshops reopened across the country in June and July, Adult Fiction—which had dropped 5.4% in volume and 1% in value in... Read more
Hay Festival director Peter Florence has been suspended from his role pending the outcome of a grievance procedure from a member of staff, the festival... Read more
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Issue No 5903
Friday, October 23 2020
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