Acquisitions 'holding up' but furloughing having impact, agents warn

Acquisitions 'holding up' but furloughing having impact, agents warn

Agents say acquisitions are generally holding up during the coronavirus crisis but the market for some sectors, including literary fiction, is proving more challenging as publishers furlough staff.

Though they were full of praise for the way locked down publishers have coped, agents contacted by The Bookseller this week said it was more difficult to sell titles now firms, particularly indies, were temporarily cutting back on staff.

Julia Silk of Kingsford Campbell estimated she was receiving 25% more submissions from authors at the moment but said the demand for new projects was mixed. "I...

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