Stephen King is publishing a new crime novel, Later, with Titan Books imprint Hard Case Crime in March 2021.
Bloomsbury Sigma has acquired a book by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on climate change to publish this November.
Jojo Moyes' The Giver of Stars (Penguin) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 25,331 copies through Nielsen BookScan's TCM in its first full week on the shelves.
Oryx, the international journal of conservation published by Cambridge University Press, is to become Open Access from January next year.
HarperCollins has acquired Everyone Versus Racism—a book by Patrick Hutchinson, who was photographed carrying an injured white man during London's Black Lives Matter protests.
Netflix has won an auction for screen rights to Lost Dog: A Love Story by journalist Kate Spicer (Ebury).
Piatkus has acquired You Got This by Louise Redknapp, an "empowering and uplifting guide to embracing life and whatever it throws at you", to publish in March next year.
W&N has acquired Olga by The Reader author Bernhard Schlink, a novel "of love, passion and history", focusing on the life of one woman from late 19th-century Prussia to modern Germany, translated by Charlotte Collins.
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Some agents and rights professionals have expressed concerns over the rising political tensions between the UK and China, with fears it could put the brakes on the volume of deals done in the world's fastest-growing major economy.