First-time writer Lorelei Goulding has won Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize, for her "heart-breaking story" Birdie.
A significant proportion of the UK and Ireland's smallest independent presses say their businesses are at risk as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.... Read more
Independent publishers Jacaranda Books and Knights Of have partnered with writing charity Spread the Word to launch a crowdfunder for inclusive, diversity-led UK indies.... Read more
The 12-strong longlist for this year's Spread the Word Life Writing Prize has been announced, with the prize open to UK writers who do not have... Read more
This week's pictures round-up features the World Book Day 2020 list reveal at #KidsConf19, Nicola Sturgeon at Bloody Scotland and publishers at the global climate... Read more
In this week's pictures round-up a fan wins a one-off gold edition of Thomas Harris' latest thriller Cari Mora, while PRH UK raise over £12k... Read more
Spread the Word has urged for greater investment in under-represented authors from the trade, as it reopens its London Writers Awards.
The Bookseller and Spread the Word are backing a major new research project into how publishers can work most effectively with writers from minority backgrounds.... Read more
Leodora Darlington, publishing executive at Bookouture, has launched Owned Voices - a creative writing workshop focused specifically on nurturing writing talent from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds... Read more
Spread the Word has been awarded £171,245 by Arts Council England (ACE) for its The Young People’s Laureate Tour 2017-18.