The continued dispute between Waterstones and Penguin Random House is “incredibly disheartening” and means authors are losing out, some agents and writers have said.... Read more
Publishing recruits must be warned they may have to work on books by people they don't agree with as the industry faces “a watershed moment”... Read more
Ebury Press has acquired a memoir from former Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway, which will share the story of her decision to leave her job in journalism to... Read more
Fig Tree has landed The Whalebone Theatre, a “brilliant, beguiling” debut novel by Joanna Quinn, in a four-publisher auction.
HarperFiction has netted Five Strangers, a “dark and twisty” thriller from E V Adamson, in a two-book deal.
Chatto & Windus has signed a deal with Ordinary People author Diana Evans for a new novel and her first essay collection.... Read more
Little, Brown has acquired "an unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus" from palliative care doctor Dr Rachel Clarke.... Read more
Publishers need to invest more in bringing diverse talent to market and find new ways to ascribe “value” to the books they buy, some agents... Read more
W H Allen has signed two more books in a “freedom series” from Jack Fairweather, whose The Volunteer (W H Allen) scooped the Costa Book of the... Read more
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... Read more