Betty Rowlands, dubbed the “queen of cosy crime” by publisher Bookouture, has died at the age of 96.
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Liv's Alone by Liv Thorne, an "honest and hopeful memoir that captures the joy and the challenge that is parenting alone by choice".
The Free Books Campaign is partnering with Round Table Books to launch a children's reading list.
Aug 10 2020 Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and several executives at the media company he founded have been arrested for colluding with foreign forces, the highest profile arrests thus far under a sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing just over a month ago. Lai, 71, is the chairman and majority owner of the staunchly pro-democratic newspaper Apple Daily and its publishing company, Next Digital ... Lai's two sons Timothy Lai and Ian Lai were also arrested Monday morning after being accused, respectively, of conspiracy to defraud and collusion with foreign forces. Hong Kong police said a total...
Amanda Reynolds' debut novel Close to Me (Wildfire) is to become a six-episode series for Channel 4 and Viaplay, starring Christopher Eccleston and Connie Nielsen.
The chairman of the editorial board of A-Level Law Review, Ian Yule, has quit his role after an article he wrote for the education magazine was heavily edited and put through a sensitivity reading from transgender rights charity Mermaids.
Faber is to publish writer and performer Kae Tempest's first work of non-fiction this autumn.
The Zoom call was going well. I liked the technology on show, and I felt bookshops could definitely benefit from using it. It provided a way of alerting the bookshop - ahead of a visit - when someone with a disability (or who needed additional help) would be arriving at the shop. Staff would be prepped to assist, from putting down a ramp for a wheelchair user, to providing a quiet space for an autistic child. It would be a powerful message - with plenty of PR potential - that a bookshop was accessible and inclusive. And then the conversation...
A new independent political press, run by and for people of colour, is to focus on tackling institutional racism in the industry.