And Other Stories is set to publish the debut novel of British poet and former human rights lawyer Mona Arshi.
Headline's Wildfire imprint has acquired two new books from Harriet Tyce in a "major deal".
Bookshops have been a bellwether measure during this crisis. The media hunger for information on the recovery of bookshops has been insatiable, and the outpouring of affection for bookshops as they re-open extremely moving. Bookshops stand as emblems for the prospects for the high street as we edge our way to a tentative new reality and the appropriate balance between public health and essential economic activity.
Jul 13 2020 Net sales fell 12.1% in May, compared to May 2019, for the 1,360 publishers who report to AAP’s monthly StatShot program. Similar to the April report, the net sales figure was heavily influenced by a steep drop in returns, which offset a decline in gross sales in the month. (AAP calculates net sales by deducting returns from gross sales.) Total gross sales fell 17.4% in May, but returns dropped 45.2%, leading to the 12.1% decline in net sales. Religion was the only category to have an increase in gross sales in the month, of 0.2%, and combined...
Lynn Brittney's Mayfair 100 series (Mirror Books) will be adapted for TV.
Jul 13 2020 On Friday, New York State Supreme Court judge Hal B. Greenwald delayed a scheduled appearance by the parties in Trump's ongoing case against his niece's book until Monday, July 13, and extended the temporary restraining order barring her from publishing or talking about her explosive tell-all Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man until then. Publisher Simon & Schuster remains free to move ahead with its plans to publish the book, on July 14, but the Temporary Restraining Order is essentially a gag order, keeping Mary Trump from speaking and...
Penguin Random House UK and DK have joined with Bertelsmann stablemates Fremantle and BMG to launch a joint podcast business, called Storyglass, as part of the Bertelsmann Content Alliance UK.
Yellow Kite has pre-empted journalist Erin Zammett Ruddy's The Little Book of Life Skills, billed as "an expert guide to getting your life in order".
Penguin Random House Audio is releasing Edinburgh Unlocked, a comedy festival in audiobook format featuring names such as Ivo Graham, Jessie Cave, Sofie Hagen and Dane Baptiste.
Bookshops are relieved to be physically open again, reporting "steady" trade since raising the shutters at the start of June, with strong local support. However challenges in the current economic climate persist, with footfall down, while acclimatising to the new safety precautions.