The Hay Festival has unveiled its free programme for schools, bringing writers and young people together online for a series of interactive activities and workshops featuring Matt Lucas, David Baddiel, Adam Kay and more.
BBC Books has landed Rethink, a star-studded collection on life after Covid, edited and introduced by journalist Amol Rajan with contributions from Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, Prince Charles and others.
Ebury Spotlight has scooped That Moment When..., the debut book by Bafta-winning comedian Mo Gilligan.
Stephen Page is to become executive chair at Faber after 20 years as c.e.o., while chief operating officer Mary Cannam steps up to the role of managing director.
Viking has landed A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages by Anthony Bale in an exclusive submission.
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Headline Publishing has acquired Supersonic: The Complete, Authorised and Unabridged Interviews, taken from the 2016 Oasis documentary "Supersonic".
Not having a book on Amazon’s virtual shelves is close to never having been published. Even with such power on its hands, the company does not hesitate to censor works it considers unsuitable for its readers, without disclosing the rationale or asking those readers what they think. As the retail giant continues to grow towards a virtual monopoly, this becomes an issue that simply cannot be ignored. This is not a new behaviour, however. It has been a pattern at the retail giant for many years.
Canongate head of backlist and inventory management John Seaton leaves publishing today (31st March), after exactly 51 years in publishing.
Asterix is moving from Hachette Children’s Group to Sphere in July.