Melissa Oliver has won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Joan Hessayon Award for new writers with her debut The Rebel Heiress and the Knight (Mills & Boon Historical).
Children's and YA agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes has left the Madeleine Milburn Agency to launch her own agency, ASH Literary.
The Northern Fiction Alliance and Publishers Association have joined forces to launch a series of online workshops, designed to "upskill and inspire" small publishers this autumn.
Mirror Books will publish Happy Dog Days at the Pug Café by Anushka Fernando and Bertie the Pug, the first book from the Pug Café.
The International Booker Prize has revealed its judging panel for next year's award, to be chaired by cultural historian and novelist Lucy Hughes-Hallett.
Harvill Secker has won a debut novel by K-Ming Chang in a "heated" five-way auction.
#Merky Books has netted has landed an exploration of what it means to be a black footballer from Calum Jacobs.