Orion Fiction has acquired a psychological suspense debut at auction with "the mother of all high-concept twists".
Little, Brown Book Group imprint Orbit has acquired an epic fantasy trilogy about a trained assassin by British debut author RJ Barker.... Read more
Simon & Schuster UK has bought two new crime novels from Felix Francis, son of jockey-turned-novelist Dick Francis, with a view to “growing and evolving... Read more
Fourth Estate has bought a literary debut at auction as part of a two-book deal. Commissioning editor Anna Kelly acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to... Read more
Hachette UK has “identified an energetic and talented new generation to take over at Orion and Little, Brown” but the loss of Lisa Milton as... Read more
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired an investigation into the pain industry by debut author Julia Buckley. Bea Hemming, editorial director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, signed... Read more
A series of six-figure deals have been completed on the eve of this year’s London Book Fair. Alex Clarke and Jessica Leeke at Michael Joseph... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books has signed a three-book deal with debut YA author and musician Chris Russell in a pre-emptive offer. Naomi Greenwood, senior commissioning editor... Read more