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  • Eighth week in the UK Top Ten for Cathy Glass

    20 Apr 2018

     Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose A Long Way from Home is again number 10 in the Sunday Times paperback bestsellers this week.

  • Interview with Shaun Baines

    16 Apr 2018

    Shaun Baines has given an interview to the Annandale Herald, ahead of the paperback launch of his debut crime novel Woodcutter.

  • Katharine Quarmby silver medal for children's book

    13 Apr 2018

    Congratulations to Katharine Quarmby whose Yokki and the Parno Gry has been awarded a silver IPPY medal in the “ Children’s Picture Books’ (all ages)” category.

  • Wilde's Women wins biography prize

    13 Apr 2018

    Congratulations to Eleanor Fitzsimons whose Wilde’s Women has been awarded a silver medal in the Biography category of the 2018 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards .

  • Seventh week in the UK Top Ten for Cathy Glass

    13 Apr 2018

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose A Long Way from Home is number 10 in the Sunday Times paperback bestsellers this week.

  • Lots of publicity for Shaun Baines

    09 Apr 2018

    Shaun Baines’ debut novel Woodcutter, a gritty crime thriller set in the North-East, is already generating lots of attention.

    Interview with author D.R. Shoultz

    What’s Going On?

    Narc Magazine

    Interview with author C.A. Asbrey

    “Gripping and nail-biting from beginning to end.” Emris Lindsay

  • Andrew Lownie remains top-selling non-fiction agent in world

    09 Apr 2018

    Andrew Lownie remains the top-selling non-fiction agent in the world and second top-selling agent overall according to publishersmarketplace. He is also no 1 in UK and biography worldwide

    1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction 1 in Non-fiction: Biography 2 in Agents

    Jill Marsal (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency) Top category: Fiction: Mystery/Crime (10) 36 deals

    Andrew Lownie (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency | UNITED KINGDOM) Top category: International rights: UK Non-fiction (21) 31 deals

    Allison Hellegers (Rights People | UNITED KINGDOM) Top category: International rights: Children’s (14) 23 deals

  • Historical novel sold to Simon & Schuster

    09 Apr 2018

    Leslie Howard’s powerful historical saga The Brideship Wife has been bought by Simon & Schuster Canada.The book tells the story of one woman’s quest for independence and adventure in the modern world of 1862, from the parlours of Victorian England to the lawless gold fields of British Columbia.

  • Half of You sold to No Exit Press

    09 Apr 2018

    Carolyn Kirby’s extraordinary debut novel, Half of You, has sold to No Exit Press in the UK and Commonwealth. The book has already won a number of prizes, including first prize in the Bluepencilagency First Novel Award. It was also a finalist for the Mslexia Novel Prize, and runner-up in the Daniel Goldsmith First Novel Prize earlier this year.

    Darcy Nicholson, one of the judges and a commissioning editor at Penguin Random House said; “Half of You is tense and pacey with the rare combination of driving plot as well as deep emotion. The twists and reveals are deftly handled and at one point Carolyn damn near broke my heart. The theme of nature versus nurture is oft explored but is done so here with fresh energy and zeal.”

    Half of You is a historical thriller set in 1880s Birmingham, which follows a troubled young woman’s search for the roots of her scarred personality. As the dark secrets of her past unravel, Cora must decide if her own nature is an unalterable product of biology and upbringing or if she has the strength to change.

  • 'Up Lit' novel sold to Duckworth

    09 Apr 2018

    C. M. Taylor’s remarkable ‘Up Lit’ novel Staying On, a bittersweet comedy-drama set amongst the Brexit-threatened English expats of Spain, has been sold to Duckworth Overlook, who have acquired rights for the UK, Europe and Commonwealth excluding Canada.