1. Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new book by former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff.
2. An auction of signed books, critiques by literary agents, and more has raised more than £14,000 for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.
3. Sales of periodical comics and graphic novels increased in 2014
4. JK Rowling donates £4,000 to Tom Watson’s Labour deputy leader campaign
5. A new children’s picture book by a Buenos Aires publisher grows into a tree when planted in the ground.