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Onjali Q. Raúf wins Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
March 22, 2019 at 1:45 am

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf (Hachette Children’s Books) is the winner of this year’s overall £5,000 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, beating off competition from other category winners Tomi Adeyemi, Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie.

MCB acquires magical MG by Hilary McKay
March 22, 2019 at 1:45 am

Hilary McKay’s next book for Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) will be a contemporary fiction novel about two single parents who bring their children together in a mysterious, ivy-covered house.

Isn’t Leakage Good for Libraries?
March 21, 2019 at 5:30 am

Leakage has strengthened libraries' negotiating position with respect to content providers. The emerging syndication model syndication offers libraries the opportunity to provide dramatically improve the research experience for their users -- with a number of risks as well, including the prospect of substantially reducing their leverage at the negotiating table. The post Isn’t Leakage Good…

Industry Notes: Hay Festival’s New Branding; BKS Agency’s Sale to Canongate
March 21, 2019 at 3:12 am

The Hay Festival has a new look that changes its colors with each of its international festivals, and the fledgling BKS agency has a London Book Fair sale to Canongate. The post Industry Notes: Hay Festival’s New Branding; BKS Agency’s Sale to Canongate appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Authors praise Spufford’s Narnia ‘fan fiction’
March 21, 2019 at 1:45 am

Authors have praised Francis Spufford’s novel set in the world of Narnia, with some suggesting the C S Lewis estate should allow the book to be printed but others maintaining the work is fan fiction. 

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