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
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
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.
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
Nine writers have made the shortlist for the biennial Women Poets' Prize, hailed for their “ambitious, experimental and ground-breaking” work.
Simon & Schuster UK has triumphed in a three-way auction for Do No Harm, a "compulsive" thriller from Jack Jordan. ... Read more
Lee Brackstone, publisher at White Rabbit, has acquired world all-language rights for Medical Grade Music directly from authors Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi.... Read more
Sphere will publish A Plot to Kill: A True Story of Deception, Betrayal and Murder in a Quiet English Town, from criminologist David Wilson.... Read more
Black & White Publishing has acquired Burns for Every Day of the Year from Robert Burns expert Dr Pauline Mackay. ... Read more
Headline Publishing Group has acquired Tessa Dunlop's Army Girls - The Secrets and Stories of Military Service from the Final Few Women who Fought in World... Read more
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Issue No 5903
Friday, October 23 2020
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