Children’s publishers grew readerships during lockdown across subject areas, extending to renewed interest in their backlists as well as in their online educational resources, delegates heard at The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference this week.
Hot Key has acquired crime writer Chris Whitaker's YA debut The Forevers – a book in which the world is on a collision course with a giant asteroid and a group of teens make a pact to rewrite their future.
Book Industry Communication (BIC) has formed an international green book supply chain alliance with BookNet Canada and US body the Book Industry Study Group (BISG).
Almost two years ago, I bought my mother an Alexa Show. Recently, I’ve been thinking about it and how it played a huge role during my lockdown, alongside other technology.
Transworld Publishers has acquired How to Master Your Monkey Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Increase Confidence and Regain Control of Your Life by mind coach Don Macpherson.
Hodder has acquired audio rights in Professor Olivette Otele’s history of Africans in Europe, African Europeans.
Seven Dials has acquired Start Where Others Stop by Zack George, dubbed "the UK’s fittest man".
The Society of Authors has revealed its autumn/winter line-up of online events raising money for the Authors’ Contingency Fund.
The Includive Indies Fund, set up earlier this year by Knights Of and Jacaranda, has awarded grants totalling £35,000 to 11 independent presses from across the UK and Ireland.
Hodder & Stoughton will publish the Official Peaky Blinders Quiz Book in October 2020.