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Higher book prices contribute to UK market growth

24 January 2020
The UK book market's consistent growth over the last decade can be attributed to a steady increase in the average selling price (ASP) of books, reports the Bookseller. While volume...

PRH withdraws ebooks from unlimited subscription platforms

23 January 2020
Penguin Random House (PRH) has withdrawn its ebooks and digital audiobooks from unlimited access subscription services. According to Goodereader, the publisher has withdrawn its books from platforms including Scribd in...

German book market revenue up 1.4% in 2019

16 January 2020
German trade publication Börsenblatt has reported that revenue in the German book market in 2019 grew by 1.4% on the previous year. According to an English-language report in Publishing Perspectives,...

Robinson wins 2019 T S Eliot Prize

15 January 2020
In the UK, writer and performer Roger Robinson has won the 2019 T S Eliot Prize for poetry for his collection A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press), reports the Bookseller....

US print sales down 1.3% in 2019

14 January 2020
US print sales in 2019 fell by 1.3% in volume compared to the previous year, reports Publishers Weekly. Volume sales for the year totalled 689.5 million units, down from 698.4...

Pearson sells remaining 25% stake in PRH to Bertelsmann

13 January 2020
Pearson is selling its remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House (PRH) to Bertelsmann, giving the German corporation 100% ownership of the world’s largest trade publisher, reports the Bookseller. The...

Costa Book Awards 2019 category winners announced

13 January 2020
In the UK, the five category winners for the 2019 Costa Book Awards have been announced. The five winners were chosen from shortlists announced in November 2019. The winning authors each...

Costa Book Awards 2019 shortlists announced

28 November 2019
In the UK, the shortlists for the 2019 Costa Book Awards have been announced. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award are: Middle England (Jonathan Coe, Viking) Confession with Blue Horses...

O’Brien awarded £40k David Cohen Prize for Literature

27 November 2019
Irish novelist Edna O'Brien has been awarded the £40,000 (A$75,800) David Cohen Prize for Literature, which recognises a living writer from the UK or Ireland's lifetime achievement in literature. O'Brien...

VIDA Count 2018 results released

15 November 2019
In the US, the results of the 2018 VIDA Count, which analyses gender representation in literary magazines, have been released. Out of the 15 literary publications included in the main...

‘Ducks, Newburyport’ wins 2019 Goldsmiths Prize

14 November 2019
In the UK, Lucy Ellmann has won the £10,000 (A$18,800) Goldsmiths Prize for her eighth novel Ducks, Newburyport (Text). Chosen from a shortlist of six, Ducks, Newburyport follows the internal monologue of...

PRH to acquire complete works of Eric Carle

6 November 2019
Penguin Random House US (PRH) children’s imprint Penguin Young Readers will acquire author and illustrator Eric Carle’s company, Eric Carle LLC, which holds the intellectual property rights to Carle’s books,...

Staunch Book Prize 2019 shortlist announced

4 November 2019
In the UK, the shortlist for the Staunch Book Prize—for the best thriller novel in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered—has been announced. The shortlisted...