Rashmi Sirdeshpande | 'Factual books have such an important place'

"In a world where fake news can travel scarily fast, factual books have such an important place.” Rashmi Sirdeshpande’s second children’s non-fiction book How to Change the World, illustrated by Annabel Tempest, will be published by Puffin in January. Speaking over the phone from her Buckinghamshire home, she is keen to smash the stereotype that non-fiction is just a tool to get children into reading before they move on to “proper” books. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-27 14:20:32 UTC ]
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Director of author marketing, Pat Brown, spoke about how the company remains, even after being acquired by Amazon, a place for authors and their fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Aisling Fowler | 'I wanted to feel I was in a good place with the series before the books came out'

Aisling Fowler was watching her husband play a video game when inspiration for the heroine of her début novel first came to her. “He’s very keen to stress that he’s not a gamer,” she laughs, talking to me over video call from Sydney, where said husband is currently working. The female main... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oh, the places you’ll want to go! Two new books offer the most magical of escapes

“The Blind Accordionist” and “An Atlas of Extinct Countries” are waking dreams of adventure. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The 14 most important books for designers to read right now

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The biggest book tour in history is taking place on . . . Roblox?

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Emily Gravett | 'There’s a place in picture books for all kinds of things'

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[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-01 10:27:38 UTC ]
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Wren & Rook signs two more from Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Hachette Children's Group's non-fiction imprint Wren & Rook will publish Rashmi Sirdeshpande Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think, the first in a new two-book deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Stuart Lawrence's 'important' children's book to Scholastic UK

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7 important books for building an anti-racist workplace

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Clare Pooley | 'It is a book about the importance of community in a world where we are more connected than ever but more lonely than ever'

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Books Help Seekers Find Spiritual Practices in Strange Places

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Without Places to Gather, Debut Novelists Reimagine Book Promotion

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Penguin Life acquire ‘timely and important’ book about mental health in sport

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