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Brexit will usher in a dark chapter for new British authors, warns publisher
December 18, 2017 at 12:30 am

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury warns UK’s exclusive English rights across EU will end, with firms fighting US companies in an open marketThe next generation of British authors could struggle to land a book deal after Brexit, according to the publisher who launched Harry Potter writer JK Rowling’s career.The UK’s close ties with Europe meant British…

Your guide to a happy new year… by Dawn, Eddie and other celebrity self-help gurus
December 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Famous faces, including many comedians with tales of recovery from their own traumas, are dispensing life lessons in the latest publishing trendOnce the post-Christmas slump lifts and 2018 looms, an unprecedented crowd of well-known faces will be waiting to take readers by the hand and guide them into the new year. Following a tide of…

Literary fiction is in crisis. A new chapter of funding authors must begin | Claire Armistead
December 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Competition from smartphones and readers sticking to well-known writers means novelists are suffering. We must find ways better ways to enable themFinally it’s official: literary fiction is in crisis, and writers across the land are burning the midnight oil in their garrets, teaching or slogging away in unrelated jobs to keep the fire ablaze in…

Is literary fiction in trouble? Readers and authors respond
December 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

The Arts Council England report has set the internet ablaze – but are sales of literary fiction in decline because of snobbery, bad writing or Candy Crush?News: Literary fiction in crisis as sales drop dramaticallyArts Council England has sounded the alarm for literary fiction with a report revealing a collapse in sales, advances and book…

Literary fiction in crisis as sales drop dramatically, Arts Council England reports
December 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm

New figures show that fewer UK writers earn enough to live on, as ACE blames falling sales of literary fiction on the recession and the rise of smartphonesThe image of the impoverished writer scratching out their masterwork in a freezing garret remains as true today as it was a century ago, according to a new…

Two Veterans Launch Apollo Publishers
December 14, 2017

Led by former Globe Pequot managing director Alex Merrill and former Skyhorse and HarperCollins editor Julia Abramoff, the press focuses on topical adult nonfiction.

Amelia Edwards obituary
December 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

Founding art director of Walker Books who oversaw some of the company’s great children’s classics including We’re Going on a Bear HuntAmelia Edwards, who has died aged 77, was the art director of Walker Books and one of the most important influences on children’s book publishing in the 20th century. Working with some of the…