Fourth Estate has snapped up Shy: How Being Quiet can Lead to Success by Annie Ridout.
Emerald Publishing has been named Independent Publisher of the Year as well as Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year at the 2020 Independent Publishers Guild Awards.
Books from Penguin, Bloomsbury, Wildfire, Profile Books and Head of Zeus, on subjects including the Israel-Palestine conflict from a Palestinian perspective and the "lost" decade of Oliver Cromwell's rule, have made the Cundill History Prize's 10-strong shortlist spotlighting "history that matters".
Independent Welsh publisher Firefly Press has acquired The Wanderer, a YA romance novel by Josie Williams.
Robert Galbraith's fifth Cormoran Strike title, Troubled Blood (Sphere), has gone straight to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 64,633 copies in its first week on sale.
Profile Books will publish Know Your Rights: The Law in 60 Seconds by Christian Weaver, an "essential and empowering handbook" for publication in April 2021.
Matt Haig's latest novel, The Midnight Library (Canongate), has been optioned to be made into a film by StudioCanal and Blueprint Pictures.
Around 2,500 digital exhibitors from 89 countries have already signed up to take part in the digital Frankfurt Book Fair this year, organisers announce.
Dead Ink Books is to publish Ros Anderson's debut novel The Hierachies next summer.
Orenda Books is to publish Katie Allen's debut novel Everything Happens for a Reason, secured in a two-book deal.