Universal options B B Alston’s Bologna hit

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to BB Alston’s Amari and the Night Brothers, which was sold to Egmont in the UK after a seven-publisher auction during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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University Presses need to make sure their institution's senior management teams think of them as part of the solution to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, a University Press Redux Online webinar heard last week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Universal options film rights to Jojo Moyes' latest

Universal Pictures has reportedly optioned the film rights to author Jojo Moyes' forthcoming novel The Giver of Stars (Michael Joseph), with director Ol Parker of the "Mamma Mia!" sequel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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EUnicorns and merMays: Brexit hits Bologna

As Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019 kicks off, children’s publishers are preparing for a bus load of Brexit-inspired characters to hit bookshelves—though publication dates are proving tricky. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Film rights sold for Bologna hit

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Northern Illinois University Press Partners with Cornell University Press

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Distribution: Edinburgh University Press and Oxford University Press Agree

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Princeton University Press joins forces with de Rham for gravity exploration

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Ally taps DC universe in new campaign supporting diverse comic book creators

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Amazon is the Standard Oil of the 21st century. Its business operations and global reach dwarf those of virtually every other company on the planet — and exceed the GDP of more than a few countries — illustrating the vital importance innovation has on the modern economy. In his latest book, The... Continue reading at Engadget

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Booker Prize shortlist events at Coventry University and Southbank Centre

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Booksellers Hit the Books

A newly launched professional bookseller certification program aims to boost indie bookselling skills. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hitting the Books: How Tesla engineers solved the problem of exploding EV batteries

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