1. Film rights for Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk have been acquired by actress Lena Headey, who stars in the hugely successful television series “Game of Thrones”.
2. Independent Centum Books will this May publish a series of titles that tie-in with the “Minions” film, after signing a licensing deal with Universal.
3. Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu collaborate on Book of Joy
4. Celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, the members of One Direction and Kate Moss have contributed to a charity children’s book about a half-girl, half-dinosaur, launched at the London Book Fair by Fat Fox Books.
5. Mills & Boon, Kobo and W H Smith are launching a Romance Writing Life competition, offering authors the chance to win a book deal with Mills & Boon, e-book promotions from Kobo and in-store support from W H Smith.