Writers are often particular about word counts and the number of pages. They want to ensure they don’t go above their target word count. When a book is cumbersome, people may lose interest in reading it. But there’s an exception, though. If the book is quite interesting, people won’t mind if it runs into thousands of words. An example of such a book is the Harry Potter series. All the books in the Harry Potter series are over a million words. Yet, people can’t seem to get tired of reading it back to back. Many factors affect the number of...
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SPCK Group has appointed Wendy Grisham to the newly created role of group publishing director, part of a wider restructure that sees a pair of promotions and two departures.
Welbeck is to publish England: The Official History by journalist Daniel Storey, in association with the Football Association (FA).
The Society of Young Publishers has opened submissions for its mentorship programme for the second year running, inviting aspiring publishers living in the UK or Ireland to apply.
Transworld has pre-empted a tribute to Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker, who passed away in March at the age of 97.
Bonnier Books UK has appointed Rob Power to head marketing and publicity for its children's and YA trade division.