Hachette Children’s Group has acquired two middle-grade fiction titles by debut author Kate Gilby Smith, to be published on the Orion Children's Book imprint.
Ebury Press editorial director Emma Smith has acquired Happy Planning, a "practical guide for those who like to prep" from Charlotte Plain, a.k.a. Instagrammer Princess Planning.
Hodder Studio has signed an investigative work on deepfakes by journalist and author Michael Grothaus, along with a six-part accompanying podcast.
Emilia Fox is narrating Victoria Hislop’s One August Night (Headline Review), 15 years after reading for its predecessor, The Island.
Sep 25 2020 Naturalist and TV host David Attenborough has claimed the record for shortest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram, racking up the numbers just hours after joining the social media platform Thursday. The veteran broadcaster's first post, a video warning about climate change - was posted at 2 am Pacific Daylight Time, and just over four hours later, his account hit 1 million followers, Guinness World Records said. Attenborough explained that he was new to the social media platform but was debuting on Instagram to raise awareness of the climate emergency. His memoir, A Life on...
Allen Lane will publish Paul Mason's How to Stop Fascism, an "original and challenging history of fascism and guide to resisting it".
Oct 02 2020 The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Netflix over its upcoming film Enola Holmes, arguing that the movie's depiction of public domain character Sherlock Holmes having emotions and respecting women violates Doyle's copyright.The Doyle estate made a similar argument five years ago in a lawsuit against Miramax for its film Mr. Holmes — among other things, it claimed Mr. Holmes included plot details about Holmes' retirement, which only happens in the final stories. But its new argument is a lot more abstract: basically, if this movie wants Sherlock Holmes to express emotions, its creators need...
HQ has landed Other Parents, an “astonishing” novel on small-town British life from Sarah Stovell, in a two-book deal.
Bonnier imprint Zaffre Books has signed a two-book, six-figure deal with Robert Peston, ITV's political editor. His first novel, The Whistleblower, will be published in September 2021.
Dapo Adeola has urged delegates at The Bookseller Children's Conference to "open the doors" and look for grassroots talent if they are serious about addressing diversity.