Penguin Michael Joseph has pre-empted “an emotional roller-coaster of a novel,” Amazing Grace, written in lockdown by debut author Fran Littlewood. ... Read more
Puffin has made a three-book deal with Sharna Jackson, including The Good Turn, the first book in a middle-grade adventure series with themes of activism... Read more
The debut novel of Vintage editor Lily Lindon has gone to Head of Zeus in a four-way auction, as part of a two-book deal. ... Read more
HarperFiction has snapped up debut author and Faber Academy graduate Ella King's "beautiful, shocking" Bad Fruit in a five-way auction.... Read more
Sphere will publish Christine Simon's debut novel The Patron Saint of Second Chances in 2022.
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two more books in The Brontë Mysteries series by Rowan Coleman, who will continue to publish the books under the pen... Read more
Quercus Fiction has acquired The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, a "deeply poignant" and "compelling" debut novel by US author Dawnie Walton about a rock... Read more
Orion Fiction has bought three books from bestselling thriller author and "Silent Witness" screenwriter M J Arlidge for a "high six-figure sum".
Hodder & Stoughton has pre-empted an "incredibly compelling" domestic suspense novel from debut author Helen Cooper in a "major" two-book deal.
Pan Mac imprint Mantle has triumphed in a five-way battle for a "true heartbreaker of a love story" from Eva Carter in a two-book deal.... Read more