Sphere has acquired The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13¾ from stand-up comedian Tez Ilyas.
Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner is to publish debut writer Aiwanose Odafen's feminist novel Tomorrow I Become a Woman as part of a three-book deal.
Netflix has acquired film rights to all 15 titles in Andy McDermott's Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase series.
Authors of colour made up 19.6% of Young Adult writers published in 2019, a huge leap on previous years, according to new research.
Young Adult books saw a huge 43% rise in post-lockdown sales by value as the children's sector as a whole swelled to 33% of the market once shops reopened.
The US children's market has seen huge growth this year with increasing focus on books by people of colour and by celebrities, Barbara Marcus, president and publisher of Random House Children's Books in the US, has said.
Ingram has announced that Darragh Deering has been promoted to senior manager, sales and client services, for its distribution channel Lightning Source.
John Murray Press will publish Ilona Bannister's debut novel When I Ran Away on its Two Roads imprint.