For the first time, a Welsh-language book has made it onto this year’s list of £1 editions published as part of World Book Day.

On Lit Hub, Martin Amis writes of the genius of Jane Austen, and what the adaptations get wrong.

The Guardian assesses the unlikely celebrity authors of children’s books.

Business Insider UK sings the praises of reading subscription service Scribd.

HarperCollins Children’s Books is partnering with Lupus Films to produce a TV version of Judith Kerr’s classic picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Joe Wicks, Bill Bryson and Naomi Alderman are among the writers featuring in Audible’s new offering, Audio Shows, which launches today with short audio programmes, original series and exclusive podcasts.

Prizes

The shortlist is out for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize,  which celebrates the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness.

The shortlists for the 2018 Romantic Novel Awards are out too.

In a completely different vein, the Chartered Management Institute has announced its book of the year.

 

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