Usborne is reissuing a 1977 cult children’s book about ghosts with a foreword by actor and writer Reece Shearsmith.
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
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 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
Many publishers have reported growth in non-traditional retail for book sales, with top sellers including self-care and gardening.
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
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 has acquired Tim Ellis’ debut novel, winner of the 2017 Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize, in a three-way auction.
Usborne has acquired the “hilarious, touching and wise” debut fiction novel by Jenny Pearson in an “intense and heated” eight-way auction.
We investigate how specialist children's, illustrated/comic and academic/educational publishers fared last year in our Review of 2018.