Layla Saad, Dorothy Koomson, Kate Mosse, Laura Bates and Kerry Hudson are among 40 writers contributing to a "uniquely empowering" feminist charity book collection, spearheaded by the Feminist Book Society, in collaboration with not-for-profit publishers And Other Stories in the UK and The Feminist Press in the US.
Children's reading charity BookTrust says it has handed out more than 237,000 free books to help families hit by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Independent publisher Canelo is launching a new crime fiction imprint, Canelo Crime, this September, and has promoted Louise Cullen as publishing director to oversee the list.
HarperCollins has signed a history of Britain by Boris Starling with David Bradbury, told through figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Penguin has announced a series of virtual, live events featuring guests including Zadie Smith, Yotam Ottolenghi, Caitlin Moran and Jeremiah Emmanuel.
Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard and Indonesian poet Khairani Barokka have been named associate artists at the National Centre for Writing (NCW).
The reading habits of people in the UK can provide golden insight for publishers. But they're all too often clouded by assumptions and anecdotes rather than actual research. Which generation reads the most? Can we predict which genres will be most popular in the near future? And what is the key to fostering a lifelong love of books in children?
The Publishers Association has said it "looks forward to engaging" with a new expert advisory panel set up to investigate the pandemic's impact on arts and culture, although it has failed to include a representative from the industry.
Swift Press, the newly founded publisher of Mark Richards and Diana Broccardo, is gearing up for its autumn launch with The Upswing by Robert Putnam.
Graham Norton, Joanna Trollope and Nadiya Hussain are among the speakers joining Henley Literary Festival's online event this autumn.