Karolina Sutton looks at publishing's appetite for debuts.
Are there are too many literary agencies? All other sectors of the industry have consolidated in response to digital disruption—publishers, booksellers, wholesalers and public relations... Read more
Robinson Psychology has acquired Talk Yourself Better by the writer, stand-up comic and singer-songwriter of recent comedy single "Love Song for Jeremy Corbyn", Ariane Sherine.... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two books by poet Claire Askew, winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Prize, following a four-way auction.
Debi Allen, founder of DAA Management, is joining Curtis Brown as the agency acquires her company.
Pan Macmillan has poached Ronnie "The Rocket" O’Sullivan after his debut, Framed, published last year with Orion.
Bonnier Zaffre has acquired two women’s fiction titles from debut author Asia Mackay, who was a runner-up in the Richard & Judy "Search for a Bestseller" competition.... Read more
Viking has acquired rights to Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten, a non-fiction narrative history of Winston Churchill’s wartime leadership.... Read more
Penguin Random House UK Children’s has struck a string of deals for Emily Barr’s second YA novel, which had been sold into 13 territories by... Read more
Bonnier Zaffre has acquired three books from S Block, the creator of ITV series, Home Fires.