The London Book Fair introduces a fair illustrator and a fair poet in April, for special recognition and appearances. And tranlsation press Tilted Axis forms a partnership for rights in Australia, New Zealand.
The British Book Awards shortlist for the 2018 Books of the Year include top-selling titles and reader favorites across seven categories. Sales, literary merit, and publishing strategy will determine the final winners.
The Republic of Consciousness Prize–unique for dividing the award between publishers and authors—goes to Influx Press, a six-year-old house, and to author Eley Williams.
Themed on medical science and society’s relationship to it, the Wellcome Book Prize announces a shortlist for 2018 that includes four debuts. One title is a novel, one is a memoir, and four are nonfiction.
After 20 years as Top That, the UK children’s publisher changes its name. And in the Baltics’ bid for April audiences, Estonia announces a literature festival to follow the London Book Fair.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is to go to SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune on April 10 as part of London Book Fair’s and the Publishers Association’s International Excellence Awards.
How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.
Open Road announces its acquisition of US ebook rights to iconic British journalist-novelist Graham Greene, as the UK’s Unicorn names artist Ali Cavanaugh for a 2019 retrospective.
Five world regions are represented in this year’s 13 longlisted books for the Man Booker International Prize, which divides its award between translator and author.
Condemned as ‘hugely confusing for the book-buyer’ and the publishing supply chain, the practice of using of subtitle and/or title fields for promotion prompted the UK’s BIC to issue a cease-and-desist message to publishers.