The annual Booksellers Association Conference and Gardners Trade Show is to be postponed until spring 2021.
Jonathan Cape has scooped an “exceptional” debut novel from journalist and former Waterstones bookseller Jo Hamya.
Wimbledon BookFest is running a live, physical event in September, featuring a keynote speech from Matthew Syed.
Jul 22 2020 Keats’s first book of poetry was published when he was 21; Mary Shelley was 18 when she started writing Frankenstein. But both of their youthful achievements are dwarfed by the newest star in the UK’s poetry firmament: four-year-old Nadim Shamma-Sourgen, who has just landed a book deal. Nadim’s poems range from Coming Home (“Take our gloves off / Take our shoes off / Put them where they’re supposed to go. / You take off your brave feeling / Because there’s nothing / to be scared of in the house”), to Love (“Everyone has love / Even baddies”)....
Puffin has revealed it has chosen Adam Larkum to be the illustrator of Captain Tom’s forthcoming picture book for young readers.
Picador Books' commissioning editor Kishani Widyaratna steps up to the plate for My Job in Five.
We are in a time of major change – following the brutal, televised murder of George Floyd – and it goes without saying that the book trade supports a movement that must succeed in establishing once and for all that black lives matter. For my new book, Slow Road to San Francisco, I drove from East to West coast stopping frequently to take the pulse of Trump's America, and I have never been so aware of the need and hunger for change - in the media, in politics, in society, in the book trade.
Mary L Trump's Too Much and Never Enough (S&S) has done more than enough to reach the top of the Amazon Charts, zipping straight to the top of the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction chart, as Ian Rankin's In a House of Lies (Orion) holds the Most-Sold: Fiction top spot.
Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, has signed a two-book deal with writing partners Dreda Say Mitchell and Tony Mason.
Angus Cargill has been promoted to the role of publishing director at Faber.