Children's bookshop Button & Bear in Shrewsbury is to close blaming the "fickle" high street and customer expectations on price.
Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books.
Simon Sinek stresses the importance of every business finding its “WHY”. But it’s not often that an entire industry can develop a whole new “why” - an articulation of the social good generated by its products. That’s the position I believe the book industry is in. We’re at a pivotal moment, and mustn’t fail to seize it. Empathy is a learnable skill and in supporting an empathy drive, we’re getting behind a strategy which is socially just, anti-discriminatory and wholly inclusive
Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) has cantered back to the Official UK Top 50 number one, as books by black authors rocket up the charts.
Jun 09 2020 After three months of an unprecedented lockdown to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, public libraries across the U.S. are now in the process of reopening. A recent American Library Association membership survey found 37% of respondents expect a phased reopening to begin in June or July, with 47% still unsure when their buildings will reopen to the public. But whenever that happens, the public libraries that will emerge from this historic pause will be changed from the ones that closed their doors in March, librarians tell PW, both in the short term, and into the future... Source:...
Alison Baverstock is professor of publishing at Kingston University.
Using terms such as BAME and PoC makes it harder to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices (often working class and male) from festivals, prizes, agencies and organisations set up by non-Black PoC in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’.
Forty-four young people have scooped grants of up to £1,500 each in The Printing Charity’s 2020 Print Futures Awards for people aged 18 to 30 in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging and graphic arts sector.
Simon & Schuster has acquired the third title in The Runaway Pea series by Kjartan Poskitt and illustrator Alex Willmore, in addition to an untitled picture book.
This year's Comedy Women in Print Prize shortlists have been revealed, and feature Candice Carty-Williams, Jeanette Winterson and Beth O'Leary.