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W&N acquires Jenner’s ‘roller-coaster ride of historical curiosity’

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has commissioned historian, author and podcaster Greg Jenner to write a book “answering the funniest, most unique and curious questions” he has been asked by members of the public. 

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HC to publish Piers Morgan’s ‘clarion call’ on free speech

HarperCollins has acquired world all language rights to Wake Up: Why the ‘Liberal’ War on Free Speech is Even More Dangerous than Covid-19 by broadcaster and journalist Piers Morgan.

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Libraries could be leaders once again

As they try to re-open, public libraries have two big problems and three large advantages. The first problem, obviously, is that they have to be so safe that people actually want to work in and visit them. I don’t think anyone anywhere has solved that problem yet – but I’m sure there are experts who are […]

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S&S bags four-book deal with Jenny Valentine

Simon & Schuster has acquired four middle-grade novels from Jenny Valentine.

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Writers and artists call for EU funds to protect European culture

Artists including writer Nina George and singer Björk have called for the European Council to provide extra funding for Europe’s cultural sector following the coronavirus crisis.

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Beijing Book Fair confirms details of online 2020 event

Confirming widespread expectations, Beijing International Book Fair has finally made a public confirmation that it will be held as an online edition only this year. BIBF begins on 26th August.

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Frankfurt still expecting visitors as organisers reveal digital details

Frankfurt organisers have said they still expect publishers and agents from Europe to make the trip this year, as they laid out details of their virtual programme at a press briefing yesterday (14th July).

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Amazon Charts: Dear NHS checks in at the top

Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You (Trapeze), a collection of stories by household names edited by Adam Kay, has made a surgical strike on the Amazon Charts, zipping straight into the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction number one spot.

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Michael O’Mara and Mind to publish teen mental health guide

Michael O’Mara Books will publish Breathe Out: A Creative Guide to Happiness for Teen Minds in association with mental health charity Mind.

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Fury autobiography wins Telegraph’s Sports Book of the Year Award

Tyson Fury’s autobiography Behind the Mask (Century) has won Sports Book of the Year at this year’s Telegraph Sports Book Awards.

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