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Print Still Matters for Kids, says publisher Egmont

Reading 'Whoopee!', 1977 © Acme Museum Services

Studies commissioned by Egmont Publishing suggest that reading printed titles creates a greater bond between parents and kids – and printed titles still carry more weight than eBooks and digital reading. The findings – the result of a commissioned study carried out by FamilyKids and Youth and the University of Sussex’s Children and Technology Lab – echo recently announced research conducted by BookTrust in association ... Read More »

New puzzles celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, art book also on way from Titan Books

Set to be released as a jigsaw by Jumbo Games in the UK, this amazing Star Trek artwork by Dusty Abell is also available worldwide as an officially-licensed poster direct from the artist

Jumbo Games, Britain’s leading manufacturer of adult puzzles, is producing a range of Star Trek jigsaw puzzles set to launch in in September, in time for the 50th Anniversary of the franchise. The puzzle range will include a 1,000- and 500-piece puzzle, billed as the “ideal collectable for fans old and new”. Only on sale in the UK, the 1,000 ... Read More »

Andrew Cartmel’s Vinyl Detective Released

The Vinyl Detective by Andrew Cartmel

Just released by Titan Books is former Doctor Who script editor and Rivers of London comic co-writer Andrew Cartmel’s new novel The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax. Titan have clearly got a lot of faith in this new title (and so they should!). Their promotions include a poster campaign on the London Underground – and he’ll be signing copies at ... Read More »

Telos Publishing Re-Releases Doctor Who “The Target Book”

The Target Book - 2016 Edition

Chronicling the range of Doctor Who novelisations published by a variety of publishers, but always under the ‘Target’ brand, The Target Book by David J Howe, first published in 2007, was one of the most popular titles ever published by Telos Publishing, selling well in both hardback and paperback editions – and now it’s being re-released in a new edition. From 1973 ... Read More »

Comic Industry Secrets Revealed in new autobiographies from Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett

Promotional Art for Tim Quinn's Biography

Miwk Publishing have announced the forthcoming publication of Argh!, the autobiography of comics writer and editor Tim Quinn in May, alongside Drawing Breath, the autobiography of cartoonist Dicky Howett, who worked with Tim on various strips for over 20 years. Tim’s work will be known to comic readers everywhere, especially fans of Doctor Who where his strip (in collaboration with artist Dicky Howett) “Doctor Who?” featured in Doctor Who Magazine ... Read More »

Knockabout Reveals Alan Moore’s “Jerusalem” Novel Cover

Jerusalem Novel Cover

Knockabout Comics has just released the cover for Alan Moore’s long-awaited Jerusalem, drawn by Alan himself. Begun in 2008 and running to over to over 600,000 words (putting it in the Top 10 largest novels in the English language) Jerusalem is described as “a grandiose tome” about Alan’s hometown of Northampton, employing an extremely wide variety of styles, including a ... Read More »

Paul Cornell on Tour for Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? novel launch

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes - SNIP

Top comics writer and author Paul Cornell – now also writing the TV show Elementary – will be on tour next month around the UK to mark the launch of his latest novel, Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? Tuesday 19th May sees the release of this, his third Shadow Police novel, published by Tor Books – another great adventure featuring Detective Inspector James Quill and ... Read More »

The Famous Five At 75: New Merchandise in the Works

The first Famous Five strip in Look-In, drawn by Mike Noble.

Bulldog Licensing, which represents the estate of children’s author Enid Blyton, has announced a range of nostalgia products will launch next year to celebrate 75 years of her much-loved The Famous Five. The Famous Five are among Enid Blyton’s best-loved creations and countless children have gone adventuring with them since the publication of Five on a Treasure Island in 1942, the first ... Read More »

Revealed: A New Official “Watership Down” Poster

Watership Down Poster - Radi71

Vice Press will release two stunning-looking a poster celebrating Richard Adams’ classic novel Watership Down produced under license from Nepenthe Productions – the work of celebrated illustrator Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley). This beautiful art print which will be released at 5.00pm GMT on Monday the 11th April exclusively at and is available in a “standard” edition at £40 and a haunting ... Read More »

UK Literacy Association Book Award 2016 Shortlist Revealed

The Something by Rebecca Cobb

The UK Literacy Association has just announced the shortlist for its 2016 awards, which includes work by creators such as Rebecca Cobb, Viviane Schwarz, Alex T. Smith, Eoin Colfer and many more, the titles published by David Fickling Books, Puffin, Walker Books and others. The UKLA awards aim to celebrate children’s books in order to encourage teachers to increase their professional and ... Read More »

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