Quercus has acquired the “provocative” 28-day guide to anti-racism and recognising white privilege by Layla Saad.
Negotiation of European distribution rights will become “a horror show”, agents have warned, with American publishers emboldened to grab European English-language rights from British firms... Read more
Legend Press has snapped up Ana Johns' "beautiful" time-slip novel, The Woman in the White Kimono, billed as “competition for Memoirs of a Geisha”.... Read more
Figures in the industry have responded to calls from this year’s Man Booker judging panel for tighter editing, with some voicing anger at an undervaluing... Read more
Trapeze has won the rights to publish Stephanie Land's memoir Maid next January following a five-way auction.
An American debut author has secured a £1.5m advance for her "sensational" historical novel, with Hutchinson winning the UK rights after a 12-publisher auction. ... Read more
The Society of Authors (SoA) has called on publishers to give authors “the right to say no” to high-discounting practices as part of its campaign... Read more
Publishers and agents haggled over the currency book deals would be struck in at Frankfurt, as the falling value of sterling became a factor in... Read more
Brexit has not stopped the flow of deals struck by UK publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair, as new imprints, “hungry” for big acquisitions, are... Read more
Author earnings could be hit in the wake of Brexit following the erosion of exclusivity rights in Europe, the Society of Authors and literary agents... Read more