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
Jonathan Cape has acquired a new novel by Man Booker prize-winning author Howard Jacobson about love in old age.
The "Irish Bridget Jones" by journalists Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen will be adapted for film by Element Pictures.
Curtis Brown agent Gordon Wise, former president of the Association of Authors' Agents, has urged parliamentarians to defend the achievements of UK publishers. ... Read more
The Bodley Head has pre-empted an investigation into Britain’s "radical new politics" by political journalist Jack Shenker.... Read more
Amazon Publishing’s crime and thriller imprint, Thomas & Mercer, has signed a two-book deal with psychological thriller writer Victoria Selman who makes her debut writing... Read more
Peters Fraser + Dunlop (PFD) and Curtis Brown both sewed up 17 deals apiece in the latest edition of The Bookseller’s Rights Report, which covers the heavy... Read more
An animated debate about whether publishers should automatically lay claim to audiobook rights unfolded at the FutureBook Conference.
BBC Books will publish BBC presenter Stacey Dooley’s debut about "extraordinary women".