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Raven signs 'Ripley story for Instagram age'

Raven Books has signed Social Creature, a "Ripley story for the Instagram age" by Tara Isabella Burton.

Weekly E-Ranking: Grisham's island top destination

John Grisham???s Camino Island has swooped into the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one, ousting Margaret Atwood???s The Handmaid???s Tale.

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond died at home yesterday aged 91 following a short illness, his publisher has said.

Described as ???a giant of children???s literature??? by HarperCollins, which published him for over 60 years, Bond's first book,??A Bear Called Paddington,??was released in 1958. Since then none of his titles have been out of print. He has sold 1.33 million books sicne 1998 totalling????7.9m according to Nielsen BookScan.

Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins??c.e.o, paid tribute to "one of the great children???s writers".

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone translated into Scots

The first book in the Harry Potter series is set to be translated into Scots for the first time, with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane", marking the 80th translation of the publishing phenomenon.

Publons and Springer Nature's SharedIt on ALPSP Innovations shortlist

Publons  and Springer Nature???s content-sharing initiative SharedIt are both on the shortlist for The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2017.