Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, has struck a two-book deal with Katherine Slee.
Cassava Ideas, the new non-fiction imprint at Cassava Republic Press, will publish Sold Out: How Black Feminism Lost Its Soul by Chardine Taylor-Stone as its first title.
Scottish indie Sandstone Press will publish novel Phosphate Rocks: A Death in Ten Objects by Fiona Erskine.
Literary scout Louise Allen-Jones has announced a new relationship between her agency and HarperCollins Germany, set to begin on 1st August.
Bookouture, in association with online magazine the Asian Writer and Dahlia Books, is putting out a call-out for commercial fiction submissions from unagented and unpublished writers from BAME backgrounds.
Jul 30 2020 Sales by French independent booksellers rose by 29% year on year between May 12--the day after France began its gradual easing of the lockdown--and July 12, according to the French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la Librairie Française). Vincent Montagne, president of the French Publishers Association, "predicted a decline of 15% or less in sales for the year, instead of the 30% flagged at lockdown," due in part to the €230 million (about $259 million) the government allocated to the sector since the beginning of the crisis. France actively supports its publishing industry and independent bookstores in particular...
Hachette UK has been selected as one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020, while its Gender Balance Network has won Employee Network Group of the Year (Private Sector) at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) Awards 2020.
Headline has scooped the first book by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, billed as guide to success and satisfaction “through life’s lessons learned the hard way”.
Teenage conservationist Dara McAnulty and author Jini Reddy are among the writers shortlisted for this year's Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing.
Waterstones has announced it is making a number of redundancies at its London Piccadilly head office.