The founder of England’s Usborne Publishing, Peter Usborne, is said to have died ‘unexpectedly but peacefully,’ surrounded by family.
The British Book Awards contenders for Book Trade and Book of the Year are announced, with the shortlists consisting of 29 categories.
The new arrangment for Usborne’s children’s books sees HarperCollins taking over trade back-office functions by February 1.
The illustrated debut novel ‘Orphans of the Tide’ wins the 2021 Branford Boase Award, which honors both authors and their editors.
Roffey’s book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award.
Twenty writers from the United Kingdom and Ireland have been chosen from an initial pool of 708 Costa Book Award entries.
Writers’ British Book Awards include Evaristo, Carty-Williams, Rowling, Donaldson, Jackson, Taddeo, Allinson and Featherstone.
With 162 nominations, the library-based CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway programs are operating on diversity guidance from a survey of past selections.
A new class of 40 ‘Rising Stars’ in the UK publishing industry is named by The Bookseller, in association with sponsor Frankfurter Buchmesse.
The British Book Awards, or ‘Nibbies’–which comprise both industry and book honors–today announce their books of the year shortlists.
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