Hodder Studio has acquired Chloe Timms' debut The Seawomen, described as a "feminist dystopian novel with shades of magical realism". ... Read more
Viking has bagged a "richly atmospheric" gothic novel from Beth Underdown in a two-book deal.
Sphere has acquired TV presenter Sophie L Morgan's "unflinching" memoir Driving Forwards: A Journey of Resilience and Empowerment After Life-Changing Injury.... Read more
Sphere has won a multi-publisher auction for debut author Laura Shepperson's feminist re-imagining of the trial of Phaedra.
Rachel Mills Literary is partnering with Stylist magazine on a prize aiming to discover new female voices who are yet to be published. ... Read more
Fourth Estate has swooped for Magpie, the “exhilarating” new novel by Elizabeth Day, written mostly during the first lockdown.
Four leading literary agents have warned of Amazon’s increased dominance following the lockdown and the decision of some major houses to put books into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited... Read more
Transworld has pre-empted The Herd by Emily Edwards, a book club novel about two women who, for differing reasons, don't have their children vaccinated which leads to devastating consequences.... Read more
Headline has aquired No Such Thing as Normal, the publisher's fourth title from Bryony Gordon.
Viking has pre-empted two novels from British-Nigerian writer Lizzie Damilola Blackburn for an undisclosed six-figure sum.