Viking has pre-empted a “remarkable” memoir by lawyer Qian Julie Wang about her childhood spent in severe poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn.
Witherby Publishing Group has joined forces with Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Stirling to launch two publishing scholarships.
Avon has signed two books from debut author Louise Sharland following a competition with the Big Issue to find a new crime writing voice.
Jul 08 2020 Sarah Kamya, a New York City public school counselor, says that Black books matter —and to amplify her message, last month she launched the Little Free Diverse Library Project. This initiative builds upon the Little Free Library nonprofit organization’s mission since 2009 of encouraging people to place books in mounted wooden boxes that are free for others to take. For the past month, Kamya has been raising money to purchase books for both adults and children that examine race and racism, as well as books about African-American history and culture that are being deposited in little free...
Marketers and publicists have been encouraged to know their audience and be "direct" and "transparent" in their approach, in a keynote at The Bookseller's marketing and publicity virtual conference.
A new job retention bonus scheme aiming to encourage employers to keep on furloughed staff has been unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The past few months have restricted physical access to bookshops, interrupted supply chains and created a raft of logistical complexities for the publishing industry. Even with restrictions easing, traditional consumer marketing and PR are trickier to execute safely. However, our data at The Pigeonhole over the past few months demonstrates that readers are embracing digital in a big way.
David Walliams and Tony Ross' The World's Worst Parents (HarperCollins) zipped upwards 11 places to the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction top spot, as Mrs Hinch's memoir This is Me (Michael Joseph), due to be released in October, swept straight to the top of Most-Sold: Non-Fiction.
Baby Cow Productions has optioned Olivia Potts’ memoir A Half Baked Idea (Fig Tree, 2019), for TV.
Princeton Architectural Press will publish Sean and Karin Hepburn Ferrer's Little Audrey's Daydream, about actress Audrey Hepburn.