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Puffin defends John Boyne’s YA novel about transgender teen
April 18, 2019 at 1:45 am

Children's publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing John Boyne’s novel about a transgender teen, after the book was labelled "transphobic" by some campaigners, and an article the author wrote in the Irish Times about the subject received criticism on social media.

BookTrust to fund school visits for BAME authors
April 17, 2019 at 1:45 am

BookTrust is going to pay for authors and illustrators of colour to visit schools as part of its BookTrust Represents project, which was set up to boost the number of BAME creatives in children’s publishing.

Allende moves to Bloomsbury with 'historical masterpiece'
April 17, 2019 at 1:45 am

Isabel Allende has moved from Simon & Schuster UK to Bloomsbury following a six-publisher auction for a "hugely ambitious" new novel, which Bloomsbury says will bring the novelist to a "whole new, much broader readership in the UK". 

Mrs Hinch dusts off a second week in the top spot
April 17, 2019 at 1:45 am

Cleaning Instagrammer Sophie “Mrs Hinch” Hinchliffe’s Hinch Yourself Happy (Michael Joseph) has once again polished the UK Official Top 50 number one up to a shine, with 61,210 copies sold in its first full week on sale.