The bookish countdown to 2019 has begun! Esquire rounds up the books they’re most excited about.

The Evening Standard recomends the best books for film fans.

The Bookshop Band is to play a 15-date tour across America next month.

Elle has a list of the best feminist books to give this Christmas.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.

Daisy Johnson, the youngest ever winner of the Booker, spoke to the Guardian about the process of writing her novel.

Nine new writers have been chosen for Penguin Random House UK’s third WriteNow mentoring programme, including the scheme’s first ever illustrator.

Baroness Gail Rebuck, chair of Penguin Random House UK, has told “The South Bank Show” that she gave herself just 100 days to prove she could be chief executive of a major publishing business, after taking over the reins at Random House in 1991.

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is launching a second investigation into ethnic representation in children’s publishing after receiving funding from Arts Council England.

Holly Smale, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Tom Fletcher and Onjali Q. Raúf are among the line-up for next year’s World Book Day live tour.

Novelist Joanna Trollope has warned that Theresa May’s government will “fatally undermine the whole UK publishing industry” if it fails to protect in law the UK position on exhaustion rights ahead of a major Brexit vote next week.

Best of 2018

iNews rounds up the best reads of the year.

The Evening Standard weighs in on the best tech books of the year.