Janet Ellis novels among raft of pre-Fair deals

Two Roads has acquired two novels by actress and ex-"Blue Peter" presenter Janet Ellis in a deal done just before the London Book Fair. Meanwhile Chatto & Windus, Hodder & Stoughton, Serpent's Tail and Penguin Press are among the other publishers announcing pre-LBF deals. Lisa Highton, publisher at John Murray imprint Two Roads, bought UK rights to Janet Ellis’ first novels from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. The books, the first of which is A Little Learning; Or, The Butcher’s Hook, were both submitted under a pseudonym. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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London Book Fair 2015: In Pre-Fair Deals, Debut Sells to Knopf for Rumored 7 Figures

With the book fair just days away, a number of major sales have closed in the U.S., among them the acquisition of a debut novel, by a 25-year-old, for a rumored seven figures. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sharjah Grows As Deals Are Cut at Pre-Fair Publishing Conference

The 37th Sharjah International Book Fair brought nearly 380 publishers and agents to UNESCO's Cultural Capital of the Arab World for a rights-oriented pre-fair publishing conference as issues plaguing freedom to publish worldwide hung over panel discussions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Foley's first crime novel pre-empted in six-figure deal

Lucy Foley has signed a "strong six-figure deal" for her first crime novel and one other book with HarperCollins. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Book Fair 2017: A Few Novels Gain Buzz Amid Restrained Deal-Making

With no single title emerging as the big book of the fair, and gossip still focused on recent reports about the $65 million advance the Obamas landed from Penguin Random House, a number of novels have been the subject of chatter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Early Pre-Frankfurt Deals, Two Novels Fetch Big Sums

Although the Frankfurt Book Fair doesn’t get underway until next month, a handful of big deals have already closed. Among the titles gaining early buzz in the run-up to the fair are two novels acquired in six figure deals late last week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Debut from L,B's Hodgson among pre-Fair deals

A first novel from Little, Brown¹s editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson is among the hot deals... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: It’s Time to Fix Fair Dealing in Canada

Demand for Canadian educational content remains high, however the ongoing supply of Canadian learning resources remains uncertain after a 2012 change to copyright law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Europa pre-empts Yi's 'funny and bonkers' debut in two-book deal

Europa Editions UK has acquired Esther Yi's "incredible" debut novel Y/N in a two book pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Atlantic pre-empts two 'brilliant' novels by Denton

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Angry Robot Books signs Crittendon novel in its first Black Voices Matter deal

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Macmillan Children's pre-empts Brooks' YA debut in seven-figure global deal

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group has swooped for Promise Boys, the debut YA thriller by award-winning filmmaker Nick Brooks, in a seven-figure pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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My Trip to a Used Book Fair and 6 Reasons Romance Novels and Readers are the Best

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S&S pre-empts 'Netflix-worthy romcom' by Armas in a two-book deal

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Ware joins S&S UK with 'unputdownable' novel in two-book deal

Simon & Schuster UK has signed an “unputdownable” new book from internationally bestselling author Ruth Ware in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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John Murray pre-empts Lichtarowicz's Soviet-set novel on exclusive submission

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Transworld scoops debut novel by Unmumsy Mum in six-figure deal

Transworld has scooped a "joyful and emotional" debut novel by author and blogger Sarah Turner, also known as The Unmumsy Mum, in a six-figure, two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Mac signs Spencer's 'joyful' debut novel in two-book deal

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Oneworld in five-figure pre-empt for McGowan's middle-grade novel

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HarperCollins buys three crime novels from McTiernan in seven-figure deal

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