HQ has triumphed in a four-way auction for an "inspiring and deeply moving" novel by Josie Lloyd, inspired by her own experience, about a woman reclaiming her... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton imprint Sceptre has scooped a “voice-driven masterpiece” by début novelist Abi Darè, following a “fierce” five-way auction.
Octopus has acquired the first book from The Pig hotel group, described as "a practical guide to living the good life" with tales and recipes.... Read more
Transworld has acquired two more books by historical novelist Rachel Rhys, the pen name of Tammy Cohen.
Picador has acquired Empire writer Nick de Semlyen's history of '80s comedy movies, Wild and Crazy Guys.
Crime writer Jeffery Deaver has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins.
Michael Joseph has acquired three crime thrillers from debut author Gytha Lodge in a "significant" six-figure pre-empt. Read more
Orion Fiction has acquired two novels by debut crime author Clare Empson, the first of which is an "intensely dark" thriller called Him.... Read more
The firing pistol for the annual rights frenzy ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) has sounded, with publishers battling it out to find the... Read more
Sphere Fiction has acquired two psychological thrillers from debut author Laura Marshall in a six-figure pre-empt.