British journalist Manjit Kumar’s group biography of Royal Society scientists has gone to Bloomsbury in a seven-way bidding war.
YouTube star and professor Antonio Padilla’s debut on extraordinary numbers has gone to Allen Lane in a "significant" seven hour pre-empt.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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