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Usborne to reissue cult 70s title Ghosts

Usborne is reissuing a 1977 cult children’s book about ghosts with a foreword by actor and writer Reece Shearsmith. Read more

Nine children’s publishers sign up to increase reach of McKearney’s Empathy Day

Nine children’s publishers have joined a new collective to boost the work of EmpathyLab, which was set up by Miranda McKearney in 2014 to build... Read more

Fawcett Society looks for publisher input into gender study

The Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality, is looking for publisher input into a new study into gender stereotypes in early childhood.... Read more

Usborne dominates Branford Boase shortlist

Usborne publishes four of the seven titles on the shortlist for this year’s Branford Boase Award for a debut novelist and their editor, including titles by Sophie... Read more

Publishers reveal uplift in non-traditional retail

Many publishers have reported growth in non-traditional retail for book sales, with top sellers including self-care and gardening. Read more

Freddie Yates continues Journey across Europe

Usborne has sold rights to Jenny Pearson’s “hilarious” début The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates in Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Hebrew, Romanian and German.... Read more

Bunzl’s walk on the Wild side to Usborne

Usborne has snapped up a Middle Grade standalone from The Cogheart Adventures author Peter Bunzl, inspired by the true story of a feral child brought... Read more

Usborne buys Joan Aiken competition winner after three-way auction

Usborne has acquired Tim Ellis’ debut novel, winner of the 2017 Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize, in a three-way auction. Read more

Pearson's ‘hilarious’ debut goes to Usborne for six figures in eight-way auction

Usborne has acquired the “hilarious, touching and wise” debut fiction novel by Jenny Pearson in an “intense and heated” eight-way auction. Read more

Review of 2018: Specialist Publishers

We investigate how specialist children's, illustrated/comic and academic/educational publishers fared last year in our Review of 2018.   Read more

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