Gordon Wise reflects on his presidency of the Association of Authors’ Agents, and looks at the ongoing challenges facing the group.
With the EU referendum only months away, the trade needs to start the conversation about whether to stay or leave now, Gordon Wise argues.... Read more
Simon Beckett, who has published with Bantam since his 2007 debut, The Chemistry of Death, is moving to Trapeze in a two-book deal. ... Read more
TV rights for documentary maker Chris Atkins’ prison diary A Bit of a Stretch (Atlantic) have been optioned by Eleventh Hour Films.... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a "brave" and "honest" account of living with depression, written by actor and "Loose Women" panellist Denise Welch.... Read more
Canelo has snared three books in a new spy series from ex-BBC journalist and e-book star Alex Gerlis, alongside his backlist.
Penguin Life will publish a debut by academic Dr Christian Busch, The Serendipity Mindset: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck.... Read more
Constable has signed a fresh biography of George Orwell by D J Taylor, whose earlier book on the writer, published in 2003, won the Whitbread... Read more
Sceptre has scooped the debut graphic novel by award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Will McPhail in a three-publisher auction.
Following a “highly competitive” seven-way bidding war, Atlantic Books has acquired a prison diary by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Chris Atkins from his time at HMP Wandsworth.... Read more