The PA’s annual yearbook has found across-the-board growth for the book trade, with total invoiced sales up 3.5% on its last report—but Brexit and Covid-19 could endanger the recent gains
Adrian McKinty has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Prize for The Chain (Orion), part of a “life changing” turnaround after he gave up writing and became an Uber driver to make ends meet.
Little, Brown imprint Fleet is to publish Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism by Professor Kathleen Stock, exploring ideas around gender identity and biological sex.
Emma Gannon is releasing a four-part series of podcasts to mark the publication of her debut novel Olive (HarperCollins).
HarperNorth, the new Manchester-based division of HarperCollins, has signed Melissa Reddy's account of Liverpool FC's 2020 Premiership title win as its first acquisition.
RELX, parent of Reed Exhibitions and Elsevier, recorded a 10% revenue drop in the six months to end June 2020, to £3,501m (from £3,888m), with adjusted operating profit falling 24% to £939m (£1,240m).
Since the turn of the millennium, whether responding to globalisation, the rise of digital technologies, or the climate emergency, many writers have become increasingly preoccupied with place and its meanings.
Ebury Press has landed a memoir by actor, screenwriter and former undercover police officer Liam Thomas.
Quercus is publishing Politically Homeless by political satirist Matt Forde this October.
Little, Brown has acquired "an unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus" from palliative care doctor Dr Rachel Clarke.