Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun (Atom) rose 11 places to top the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction chart, as the Twilight reboot sold 62,460 copies in hardback to claim the UK Official Top 50 number one through Nielsen BookScan's TCM.
W H Allen editorial director Jamie Joseph has been promoted to head of the Ebury imprint.
Penguin Random House UK's major office move has now taken place, with Transworld leaving its site in Ealing while other divisions have departed the offices formerly held on the Strand.
Aug 12 2020 Last month, online retail newcomer Bookshop divvied up a sales dividend of more than $1 million among 861 bookstores who use the site to sell books. It is the latest in a string of successes for the fledgling company that many booksellers, who receive a percentage of each sale made through Bookshop from their stores, praise for providing a lifeline during the coronavirus outbreak. But some booksellers say their own advocacy organization, the American Booksellers Association, is not being transparent about its financial relationship with Bookshop. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories
Headline has acquired Fallen Idols, an "enlightening and witty" tour through the modern history of statues from historian and commentator Alex von Tunzelmann.
Aug 12 2020 In a long-expected announcement, ReedPop, organizer of New York Comic Con, announced it has canceled the annual in-person 2020 event, which was scheduled to be held October 8-11 at the Javits Convention Center. Instead of the physical event, ReedPop plans to partner with YouTube to produce an all-digital version of the giant pop culture convention. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories
Penguin Random House Children’s has won a 15-way auction to publish a "genre-defying, time-travelling" YA thriller, The Upper World by Femi Fadugba.
Broadcaster and writer Clare Balding is publishing a new book about "heroic" animals with John Murray.
I have been writing poetry most of my life. Encouraged by my English teacher as a child, I used writing as a way of dealing with emotions, anxiety and, as I grew older, with heartbreak. In February 2019, I decided to set up an Instagram page on the advice of a friend, who thought the platform would be a good place to share my poetry. It’s fair to say I was dubious at first, particularly given the fact that Instagram is such a visual medium; not a platform one would assume would be a good fit for the written word.
In collaboration with the Women's Prize for Fiction, sponsor Baileys is re-releasing free e-books of classic works using the real names of female writers who originally published under male pseudonyms.