Award-winning indie Mostly Books has bought The Borzoi Bookshop in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
Reverend Richard Coles' The Madness of Grief (W&N) has debuted atop the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction charts, earning the "unputdownable" tag.
Little, Brown has acquired the biography of the late Swedish DJ Avicii written by journalist Måns Mosesson.
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has launched a new imprint led by three former DK employees, focusing on gift non-fiction titles that make topics, including medicine and archaeology, accessible for children.
The Southbank Centre is running an annual New Poets Collective scheme, helping a group of 15 poets hone their skills and expand their knowledge.
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Dear Secretary of State, Congratulations on the new(ish) job. What a mouthful – Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – and what a wide and important brief. I have been enjoying your media slots which must be really tricky given the number of competing and sometimes conflicting messages coming from elsewhere in Government or from the Opposition. I don’t envy you but at least this job is about trying to build a future for the UK rather than handling flak from Brexit negotiations.
Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder Press) has topped the UK Official Top 50 chart through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, shifting 22,912 copies in its first week on sale.
Andrew Holgate, literary editor of the Sunday Times, will chair the Baillie Gifford Prize judging panel for the 2021 awards.
BolognaBookPlus, the annual fair's new general publishing strand, has announced a one-day conference on Covid-19's impact in partnership with the International Publishers Association.