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
John Murray will publish Jonathan Freedland’s first non-fiction title since 2005, The Escape Artist, which will tell the story of Rudolf Vrba, an Auschwitz escapee and survivor.... Read more
Sphere is publishing a new thriller from Clare Mackintosh called Hostage, due to be a "major" lead title for the publisher in summer 2021.... Read more
Curtis Brown is attempting to break into the French market as part of an effort to shed its Anglo-centricity and increase its global footprint. ... Read more
Lake Union editor Sammia Hamer has signed two books each from Tracy Buchanan and Hannah Beckerman.
Ebury Press has bagged Fleshpot, the second book by Cash Carraway, billed as a “powerful, politically-charged” coming of age memoir set in the last days... Read more
Bonnier imprint Zaffre Books has signed a two-book, six-figure deal with Robert Peston, ITV's political editor. His first novel, The Whistleblower, will be published in... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton will publish broadcaster Nicky Campbell's memoir One of the Family, which will focus on family, adoption, mental health and Campbell's "miracle dog" Maxwell. ... Read more
Head of Zeus will publish Georgie Hall's "funny and frank" debut novel, Woman of a Certain Rage.