Seven Dials, part of the Orion Publishing Group, has acquired PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love following a seven-way auction. ... Read more
HarperCollins has pre-empted a “mesmerising” French Alps-set thriller by freelance journalist Catherine Cooper in a two-book deal.
Orion has secured a thriller by Brighton-based journalist Catherine Quinn through a “significant six-figure” deal following a seven-way auction.
W W Norton will publish a book from Condé Nast journalist Nate Anderson about how to be fulfilled "in an age of ubiquitous technology".... Read more
Crime writer Neil White will be moving from Bonnier Books UK to Hera Books, the newly formed digital publisher, in the New Year.
The History Press will publish an investigation into the roles of the wives of the senior Nazi officials by author and broadcaster James Wyllie.... Read more
Pan Macmillan has bought two more books from psychological thriller writer, TV producer and script editor Michelle Frances.
Peter Ackroyd’s latest non-fiction Queer City (Chatto and Windus), looking at London through the history and experiences of its gay population, has been optioned by Two Halves Pictures for television.... Read more
Natalie Dye’s debut novel about the sinking of the Arandora Star ship during World War Two, killing 865 people, has been optioned for television.... Read more
Gollancz has acquired a "gritty" epic fantasy trilogy from debutant Ed McDonald for "a robust" six-figure sum after a "hectic auction".