Joe Wicks has revealed the cover and title for new recipe book Joe's Family Food, published by Bluebird on 10th June.
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The children’s books I was raised on, and decades later those I read with my own kids, spoke little to the world I knew—and that change must come.
There are over 200 books published this spring alone by British writers of colour, and 400-plus when including writers of colour from around the globe.
This piece was going to be about the art of editing and how vital this is for career progression. It was going to talk about the challenge faced by young editors to get editing hours under their belt. The day-to-day job of publishing books, all the marketing and the admin, means that editing often gets pushed into the weekend and the evenings. Or it gets freelanced out. I was going to say that we need to carve out more time in-house for the development of those editorial skills and also look at the range of training provision for editors both...
On publication in January, Iranian-Jamaican Brooklynite Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck became an instant New York Times bestseller. Described as “a crackling, satirical début novel”, and informed by the author’s own experiences in the tech world, the book has been compared to The Great Gatsby (NPR) and comes with the endorsement of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, who called it “a high-wire act full of verve and dark, comic energy”. We spoke to Askaripour about sales, craft, liberation and writing for a Black readership.
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired My (Extra)Ordinary Life, a "funny, heart-warming and relatable" debut by author Rebecca Ryan, after winning a three-way auction.