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
Margaret Atwood is to narrate the audiobook her new poetry collection, Dearly, which publishes simultaneously with the print edition on 10th November. ... Read more
Swift Press, the newly founded publisher of Mark Richards and Diana Broccardo, is gearing up for its autumn launch with The Upswing by Robert Putnam.... Read more
The Borough Press has triumphed in a multi-publisher auction for journalist Christina Sweeney-Baird's debut novel The End of Men in a “significant” six-figure deal.... Read more
Duckworth Books will publish a new edition of Ann Thwaite's Beyond the Secret Garden—a biography of children's author Frances Hodgson Burnett—with an introduction by Jacqueline Wilson.... Read more
Ebury’s Virgin Books imprint has scooped journalist, podcaster and campaigner Anna Codrea-Rado’s practical guide to working for yourself.
Elif Shafak has now seen her entire body of work sold in 54 international markets in translation, with a 55th under negotiation.... Read more
Viking has pre-empted a “remarkable” memoir by lawyer Qian Julie Wang about her childhood spent in severe poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn.... Read more
Transworld has bagged Between the Covers, a collection of journalism from Jilly Cooper.