Online writing school The Novelry has announced a series of expansions, including newly recruited PRH editors, plans to set up a US branch, outreach programmes and its latest partnership with Madeline Milburn Literary, TV and Film agency.
Claire Wilcox has won the PEN Ackerley Prize 2021 for her "vivid" memoir Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes (Bloomsbury).
Thea Sherer has been appointed director of sustainability at Springer Nature, a newly created role heading up a team dedicated to achieving the company's climate change goals, in a move billed as an industry first for an academic press.
On Diversity: A Survey of Canadian Readers 2021 Aug 05 2021 BookNet Canada has released On Diversity: A Survey of Canadian Readers 2021, a free study on the interest of Canadian readers in diverse literature. Among the study's key findings: 94% of respondents agreed or sometimes agreed that "books should be representative of a variety of experiences," with the same being true for 72% of respondents about the statement "books about a group/culture should be written by people from that group," and for the statement "authors should write from their lived experience" (68%). Summary of survey at Shelf Awareness. Survey...
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has launched a new inclusivity bursary worth £11,200 to study for a masters degree in children's book illustration.
Aug 05 2021 Bouchercon, the annual mystery fiction convention, was to be held live this August in New Orleans. But an email to registrants sent out on Wednesday confirmed that, due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, the event would be canceled. Full refunds will be offered for registration fees. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories
Sheffield-based adventure publisher Vertebrate has signed Rachel Ann Cullen’s Running For Our Lives, a “powerful” book about how running can help ordinary people to overcome struggles and challenges in their lives.
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David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller, has died. Whitaker died peacefully in his sleep overnight on 4th August, his widow Maggie Van Reenan has confirmed.
HarperCollins has bought three standalone crime novels from Irish author Dervla McTiernan in a seven-figure deal, to be published by HarperFiction in the UK, William Morrow in the US and HarperCollins Australia in March 2022.