Agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that instead of book fairs being events to "survive", they instead provide opportunities for publishing professionals to thrive.
Penguin Michael Joseph has signed Shackleton, a "definitive" new biography of Britain’s "greatest historical explorer", written by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. ... Read more
Trapeze has acquired Toksvig’s Atlas, a book of "eclectic ramblings around the world" by writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig. ... Read more
HQ has pre-empted The Garnett Girls and one untitled book by Georgina Moore, an award-winning book publicist who is deputy m.d. of Midas PR agency. ... Read more
DK is to publish It's Your Loss by Robyn Donaldson and Emma Hopkinson in a two-book deal.
HarperCollins has acquired a book by journalist Alix Sharkey exploring his experience growing up with a brother now imprisoned for the murder of teenager Danielle... Read more
Little, Brown publisher Richard Beswick has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two more novels from Amanda Craig, in a deal made with Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis... Read more
Adam Kay has signed a new deal with Puffin for two books, in addition to Kay's Marvellous Medicine coming this September. ... Read more
US production company 20th Television has acquired rights to develop Chris Whitaker's We Begin at the End (Zaffre, 2020) in a "highly competitive situation", according... Read more
Corsair has signed A Model Citizen, a “hugely entertaining” tale of the future by Daniel Shand.