Book-ish in Crickhowell, Wales, has raised more than £1,000 as part of a crowdfunding campaign to buy copies of Marcus Rashford's You are a Champion (Pan Macmillan Children's Books) to give to pupils in local schools.
Quercus will publish YouTube star Jonathan Joly’s childhood memoir, All My Friends are Invisible.
DK has appointed Bloomsbury's Emily Monckton-Milnes as head of mass-market and non-trade sales in its UK team.
Word count is a simple calculation you can do even before writing. But most authors neglect it. They write continuously, pouring out all the ideas in their head until they reach the target word count. Well, keeping tabs on word count while writing can make writing tiring. It could even make a writer appear lazy. Imagine if you have a book of over 70,000 words and plan to write 2500 words daily, and after spending a few hours, you still haven’t hit your daily target. Of course, that would leave any writer frustrated. So, if you’re anything like what I...
Starting today, the New York Public Library will be giving away free summer book kits tailored to kids and teens. The kits will include books (for keeping, rather than borrowing), activity guides, bookmarks, and more. You can visit your local NYPL branch in order to claim a summer book kit. Availability is limited to one child per kit, and supplies are limited. You can also download the NYPL’s Summer Learning 2021 materials, including an activity and reading tracker. Find more news and stories of interest from the book world in Breaking in Books. Also In This Story Stream
Keith Ridgway's seventh novel A Shock (Picador) took the title of most reviewed book this week, picking up reviews in the Guardian, the Observer, the Times, the Spectator, the New York Times and the Irish Times.
Editor and author Lizzy Goudsmit Kay is moving from Transworld to become editorial director at online writing school The Novelry.
Canongate has landed This Ragged Grace, the debut non-fiction book from "Literary Friction" podcast host Octavia Bright.
Wole Soyinka and Sally Rooney will headline the Southbank Centre’s autumn season, while the organisation has also announced its London Literature Festival, which this year takes its theme and title from Rooney’s novel Conversations with Friends (Faber).