Independent publishers based in the north of England explore the problems faced by such presses in a market dominated by London-based corporate publishers in a... Read more
Only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) character, according to “alarming”... Read more
The Society of Chief Librarians is rebranding as a new charity called Libraries Connected.
An ambitious cultural exchange backed by Arts Council England saw illustrators from the Market Focus countries and the UK collaborate on a book brief, the fruits of which... Read more
A new exhibition, funded by Arts Council England and coinciding with London Book Fair's Baltic market focus, will be showcasing diverse, emerging artists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and... Read more
Books from Iceland, Spain, Italy, Finland and The Netherlands are in the running for this year’s In Other Words project, designed to help UK publishers acquire children’s... Read more
Arts Council England (ACE) has unveiled a £14.4m fund to “cultivate individual talent”.
Arts Council England (ACE) is calling for the arts to be "an inclusive world ... not an exclusive club", as it marks the publication of its 2016-17... Read more
Author Jilly Cooper has said that literary fiction should not receive state support, arguing instead that the money would be better spent on the declining... Read more
Hull’s year as UK City of Culture has been praised as an "unmitigated rip-roaring, awe-inspiring, life-enhancing success", by Arts Council England chief executive Darren Henley.... Read more