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
New Octopus imprint Brazen is to publish Grow, the second book from author and TV presenter Frankie Bridge.
Picador has landed To Paradise, the “extraordinary” new novel by Hanya Yanagihara, six years after her previous book, A Little Life, became a global bestseller.... Read more
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
Harvill Secker has acquired Mahi Cheshire's debut Deadly Cure, an "exhilarating" thriller set in a hospital following the ferocious race between two doctors to find a... 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
Hutchinson Heinemann has pre-empted a “heart-pounding” novel about the power and dangers of memory by Jo Harkin in a six-figure deal.
Welbeck Publishing has bagged Annabel Karmel’s Fun, Fast & Easy Children’s Cookbook, promising a new approach to family cooking.... Read more
The Borough Press has snapped up Weyward, the debut novel by Emilia Hart, in a 48-hour pre-empt for a “significant” six-figure sum.... Read more