In the 1930s, legendary public relations counsel Edward Bernays was hired by a consortium of publishers. They asked him to help with the deceptively straightforward... Read more
I was recently struck by these words in a picture book: “In some families everyone has a job… and some just can’t get a job... Read more
The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House UK have launched a review into national primary school library provision.
Adam Kay has created a special Quick Reads version of his bestselling This is Going to Hurt (Picador) for the first intake of the bitesize book range... Read more
Oxford University Press’ Fraser Hutchinson will join literacy charity the Reading Agency in April as head of publisher partnerships.
The Reading Agency’s c.e.o. Sue Wilkinson will retire in July 2019, it has been announced, following a five-year stint of leading the literacy charity.... Read more
Scottish Book Trust has appointed crime writer Val McDermid as its new patron.
The government will establish 35 country-wide “English hubs” to boost children’s literacy as part of a £5.7m investment.
Literacy charities Beanstalk and Reading Matters are merging, in a move said to enable the organisations “to reach more children and young people who need support... Read more
Bradford Literature Festival has revealed it is expecting around 18,000 more people to attend than last year.