Like many of you, last week was spent with interrupted sleep, a constant eye on US news channels and fingers crossed. This weekend brought with it the news that, subject to legal challenge, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. Putting the politics briefly to one side, this has been a historic moment in US election history with a record turnout set against the context of a global pandemic. It also, however, marks an important moment for geopolitics, and for the UK.
Endeavour, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You by Suneel Gupta with Carlye Adler.
Hodder studio has signed two books and a six-part podcast series from producer Hana Walker-Brown.
John Murray is publishing a new novel from Susan Beale, whose debut novel The Good Guy was shortlisted for 2016's Costa First Novel Award.