Sceptre has acquired The Stars Are Not Yet Bells, Hannah Lillith Assadi's "darkly romantic and beautifully immersive" second novel. ... Read more
Fourth Estate has snapped up a "devastatingly funny and sharply bittersweet" debut novel from comedian and "Schitt's Creek" screenwriter Monica Heisey in a 48-hour pre-empt.... Read more
Allen Lane has pre-empted Mind Games, an “astonishing” debut non-fiction work by Dr Kelly Clancy explaining how scientists have begun to understand and exploit the power... Read more
Sceptre has pre-empted Self-Made by journalist and novelist Tara Isabella Burton, a history of "self-making" from the Renaissance to the present day, promising "a brilliant contribution to the history... Read more
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
Transworld has snapped up a book about oceans from Helen Czerski, a physicist specialising in bubbles and breaking waves.
Birmingham-based small press Splice has acquired world rights to Above the Fat, the début short story collection of Thomas Chadwick.... Read more
Zoë Nelson is to become rights director at Janklow & Nesbit (J&N) UK after an eight-year stint at Rogers, Coleridge and White.... Read more
Henry Porter, thriller writer and UK editor of Vanity Fair, has moved to Quercus.