Sheridan Smith has written her first memoir, Honestly, to be published by Ebury Spotlight this autumn.
Titan Books has scooped The Shadow Glass, a contemporary modern fantasy by author and entertainment journalist Josh Winning.
Queer Lit sends hundreds of copies of Juno Dawson’s trans/non-binary guide to schools after campaign strikes a chord.
A Derbyshire independent publisher that launched during the pandemic has opened up its own bookshop with a focus on small presses.
Sceptre will publish “an optimistic vision" of the future after Covid-19, Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, by leading professor of globalisation, Ian Goldin of Oxford University
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the chain was “exceptionally busy” after reopening last week while reiterating that the decision to close bookshops, particularly during the second lockdown, “made no sense”.
Educational lists have spoken of their relief after the Department for Education said it would not further develop its Letters and Sounds programme for phonics learning.
A debut title from Bafta-winning actor and writer of “I May Destroy You” Michaela Coel, Misfits: A Personal Manifesto, has been scooped by Ebury Press.
Puffin has picked up Welcome to the World, a “tender and lyrical picture book” from Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury.
London writers development charity Spread the Word is supporting an online fundraising event for writers in Saint Vincent, in the wake of the La Soufriere volcano eruption.