Cassell has acquired Basta by former Netherlands striker and World Footballer of the Year Marco van Basten.
Bloomsbury Children's Books is to publish middle-grade adventure Alfie Miller, Lightning Catcher by debut author Clare Weze.
HQ has signed two Leeds-based crime novels by John Barlow, beginning with the “tense and timely” Right to Kill.
Lucy Ellmann has won the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction with her epic stream of consciousness novel Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar), while George Szirtes has taken the biography award for The Photographer at Sixteen (MacLehose).
Booksellers to America: Save the Post Office Aug 21 2020 At a time when the USPS is facing severe cuts and the Postmaster General is talking about introducing scaled rates depending on location, Danny Caine, owner of the Raven bookstore, in Lawrence, Kansas makes a clear case for the importance of the Post Office to bookstores: I recently did an experiment: I used my bookstore’s postage software to generate three quotes for shipping the same hardcover book to the same address. I knew how it would end up, but the results still shocked me. FedEx Home Delivery: $14.03. UPS Ground:...
Atlantic Books is to publish Tawseef Khan's The Muslim Problem: Why We're Wrong About Islam and Why It Matters next year.
Virago has acquired Chouette, a modern-day fable by US writer Claire Oshetsky which draws on her own experiences as a mother to non-conforming children.
Windmill has signed Sally Huband's non-fiction debut, the story of a woman who combs Shetland beaches to find her place, in a 24-hour pre-empt.
Distributors say they are doing everything they can to enable them to cope with the autumn crush, amid concerns from some bookshops about the supply chain's ability to handle hundreds of new releases.
American writer and consultant Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, is releasing an "ambitious upgrade" of his first book, Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company, previously unpublished in the UK.