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Bloomsbury reports sales surge as people buy books as ‘affordable diversion’
Harry Potter publisher says in challenging economic times books are seen as cheap form of entertainment

Sarah Butler

31, May, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Rebecca F Kuang rejects idea authors should not write about other races
US novelist talks of ‘weird kind of identity politics in American publishing’ while at Hay festival

Lucy Knight

28, May, 2023 @5:17 PM

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Caroline Raphael obituary
Other lives: Former editor in chief of The Good Hotel Guide, who worked on every edition from 1978 to 2022

Rose Shepherd

28, May, 2023 @4:03 PM

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Amis, Hitchens and Larkin: bad behaviour and a messy personal life were once a gift for authors. Not any more | Martha Gill
Flaws used to feed their sales but now writers are expected to be saints

Martha Gill

27, May, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Bloomsbury admits using AI-generated artwork for Sarah J Maas novel
Publisher says cover of House of Earth and Blood was prepared by in-house designers unaware the stock image chosen was not human-made

Sarah Shaffi

19, May, 2023 @2:30 PM

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Johnny Cash lyrics to be collected in book for first time
Johnny Cash: The Life in Lyrics will include rare and never-before-seen visual material alongside stories and commentary

Sarah Shaffi

17, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Naomi Klein investigates ‘conspiracy theory culture’ that has shaken her life
Doppelganger, due out this autumn, examines ‘the wildness of right now’, including personal issues arising from being confused with Naomi Wolf

Sarah Shaffi

17, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried ‘let me see everything’ for new book, says Michael Lewis
The Big Short author was given unlimited access to failed cryptocurrency exchange founder for Going Infinite: the Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

Lucy Knight

16, May, 2023 @2:28 PM

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‘Beowulf is lit AF’ – could ChatGPT really write good book blurbs?
Some in the book industry have already begun exploring automation of its pitches to readers. We took this functionality for a test drive

Ella Creamer

16, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Sorry, Swifties: BTS revealed as authors of mystery book that intrigued the internet
Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS will be out on 9 July, ending feverish speculation that the previously untitled book was a Taylor Swift memoir

Sian Cain and agencies

12, May, 2023 @1:34 AM

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The Taylor Swift effect: why a mystery book is rocketing up US charts – despite no one knowing anything about it
Wild speculation over a book known as ‘4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023’ has seen excited Swifties placing pre-orders. The bad news? It is likely not by her

Sian Cain

10, May, 2023 @3:53 AM

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‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees
Entire board resigns over actions of academic publisher whose profit margins outstrip even Google and Amazon

Anna Fazackerley

07, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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