Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired world rights to "blockbuster new fantasy adventure" The Raven Heir, a fantasy adventure series by middle-grade author Stephanie Burgis.... Read more
Bent Agency is expanding by hiring Zoë Plant, formerly a senior scout at Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting, as a literary agent.
Simon & Schuster UK has signed a two-book deal for a "sizzling" debut police procedural by Waterstones Sheffield event manager Russ Thomas.
Quercus has pre-empted a "captivating and magical" novel set in 1930s Malaysia by Yangsze Choo.
Scholastic UK has bought a Brexit-inspired YA political thriller and love story.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has announced the winner of their first BAME scholarship sponsored by the Bent Agency.... Read more
Twentieth Century Fox has signed the film rights to Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor, a children’s manuscript that was subject to an eight-publisher auction at the Frankfurt Book... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group, along with Hachette US and Hachette Australia, has won an eight-publisher Frankfurt auction to acquire debut children’s author Jessica Townsend.... Read more
Orion science fiction and fantasy imprint Gollancz has acquired a cross-over fantasy series in a "fierce" and "hotly-fought auction" by debut author Kristen Ciccarelli.... Read more