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'Jack Reacher week' at The Sun

Transworld has partnered with the Sun to host the first Jack Reacher Week, promoting books featuring the character by Lee Child.

The partnership will see coverage in the Sun newspaper and online on its website, with the editorial and promotional campaign running next week (6th to 11th July). Coverage will include a major interview with Child, additional features based around the 19 Reacher books, and a review of the Jack Reacher back catalogue.

Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year shortlist

An exploration of the landscape around a remote Cornish farmhouse, a study of the role of lemons in the Italian cultural landscape, and an account of life below deck on giant container ships are among the books shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year shortlist.

Stanfords relaunched the Dolman Travel Book of the Year prize under a new name this year, doubling its prize money to £5,000, and also creating a new award for travel writing.

Second World War novel bought in six-figure deal

The Borough Press has bought The Chilbury Ladies' Choir in a “major” six-figure deal.

Kate Elton, executive publisher of fiction and non-fiction, and Cassie Browne, commissioning editor at The Borough Press, have bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, at auction, to The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown, on behalf of Alexandra Machinist at ICM, in a "major" six-figure deal.

Franklin defends trade non-fiction publishing

Profile m.d. Andrew Franklin has defended UK trade publishers against criticism that they are not producing good non-fiction books.

Colouring book to bring “insight and illumination” into maths

Canongate has acquired a mathematical colouring book.

Katy Follain, publishing director of non-fiction, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Snowflake, Seashell, Star by Alex Bellos from Rebecca Carter at Janklow & Nesbit.

Bellos has “created a unique and inspiring colouring book using patterns such as loops, waves and spirals to bring insight and illumination into mathematics through the meditative experience of colouring in”.

The illustrations are a collaboration between Bellos and his friend, the mathematical artist Edmund Harriss.


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