The French book trade is picking up from its two months of Covid-19 lockdown much better than expected.
Mental health experts published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sheldon Press and John Murray Learning are participating in a new weekly online video series offering free mental health support, an initiative devised for the "tough times" many are experiencing during the pandemic.
Film company 3000 Pictures has closed a pre-emptive deal for Kazuo Ishiguro's upcoming novel, Klara and the Sun, due to be published by Faber in spring next year.
Renard Press has made its first acquisition, landing Iain Hood's debut novel This Good Book.
Michael Joseph is publishing the first novel from Dawn French in five years, called Because of You, this October.
Ian Rankin's In a House of Lies (Orion) has claimed the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one spot for a third week, as Mary L Trump's Too Much and Never Enough (S&S) holds the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction top spot.
Many of us enjoy getting lost in historical novels, often set in periods of history when great change was taking place. Contemporary fiction is usually less rooted in a specific time – often focusing on the miniate of human existence or the fallout from smaller, personal events.
Quarto's revenues fell by 17% year on year in the first half of 2020, hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but UK c.e.o. Polly Powell has hailed a good trade performance for her side of the business.
Scribe will publish The Chief Witness: Escape from China’s Modern-day Concentration Camps by Sayragul Sauytbay and Alexandra Cavelius.
Costa Award-winning author Christie Watson, who worked a registered nurse for 20 years before her writing career, has been appointed professor of medical and health humanities at the University of East Anglia (UEA).