Tagged: Will Francis

Manjit Kumar's book goes to Bloomsbury in 7-way auction with record-breaking China deal

British journalist Manjit Kumar’s group biography of Royal Society scientists has gone to Bloomsbury in a seven-way bidding war. Read more

Allen Lane snaps up Antonio Padilla debut in seven-hour pre-empt

YouTube star and professor Antonio Padilla’s debut on extraordinary numbers has gone to Allen Lane in a "significant" seven hour pre-empt. Read more

Penguin Life strikes three-book deal with BBC doctor Chatterjee

Penguin Life has signed a major three-book deal with TV doctor and author Dr Rangan Chatterjee, focusing on how small changes can make a difference... Read more

Bodley Head triumphs in three-way auction for McDowall's debut

Bodley Head has won a three-publisher auction for journalist and podcaster Julie McDowall's debut about the every-day impact of nuclear war in mid 20th century... Read more

Faber pays tribute to 'gifted' author and journalist Lyra McKee

Tributes have been paid to 29-year-old “gifted" Lyra McKee, a journalist and debut Faber author, who was shot while observing rioting in Londonderry's Creggan estate.... Read more

Montague's Diagnosis Cure scooped by Granta at auction

Consultant neurologist Dr Jules Montague explores “something rotten at the heart of western medicine” in her new book, The Diagnosis Cure, won by Granta at auction.... Read more

Agents braced for American land-grab as publishers eye European rights post-Brexit

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

Editors flock to prison tales and true crime while literary fiction flies pre-LBF

True crime, “professional confessional” memoirs and titles that look into “sealed worlds” are the hottest non-fiction trends, according to agents who spoke to The Bookseller... Read more

Janklow & Nesbit reaps the rewards of investing in 'smart non-fiction'

West London-based literary agency Janklow & Nesbit has been one of the progenitors of the "brainy non-fiction" trend of recent vintage, with a number of... Read more

W&N strikes new two-book deal with geneticist Adam Rutherford

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired two new books by Adam Rutherford, British geneticist, broadcaster and author of A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived.... Read more

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