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
Alice Feeney is moving to Pan Macmillan in a two-book deal, starting with “ultimate locked room thriller” Daisy Darker.
Sphere has won a three-publisher auction for Carly Reagon's debut The Toll House, plus one other novel.
The literary estate of Iain Banks has moved its representation to the Curtis Brown Group from the Mic Cheetham Agency with a screen deal already secured.... Read more
Hamish Hamilton has scooped the debut novel by academic and critic Emilie Pine, author of international bestseller Notes to Self (Tramp Press and Hamish Hamilton). ... Read more
Atlantic has signed a "substantial" pre-empt deal for Berlin: A Story of Redemption and Reinvention by Why the Germans Do it Better (Atlantic) author John Kampfner.... Read more
The Women's Prize Trust Discoveries writing development programme is returning this year in partnership with Audible and backed by Curtis Brown.
Octopus imprint Brazen has won a five-way auction for the debut book from Scottish comedian and writer Fern Brady about her experience of autism. ... Read more
Wildfire has signed a deal for Nigerian magic realist novel Dazzling by Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ, the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize. ... Read more