Viper has bagged two more "twisting and chilling" novels from crime and thriller writer Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street.
Welbeck Flame has acquired three picture books written by actress and comedian Isla Fisher and illustrated by Paula Bowles.
Baskerville, the new crime and thriller imprint of John Murray, will publish Kaoru Takamura's Lady Joker, for the first time in the UK, 25 years after its original Japanese publication.
Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as the National Poet for Scotland, known as the Scottish Makar, taking over from Jackie Kay.
Scottish crime scene heavy weights Ian Rankin (pictured), Abir Mukherjee and Val McDermid are among authors appearing at the Bloody Scotland crime festival, taking place this year as a hybrid event in Stirling.
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The Bodley Head has acquired two titles from German filmmaker and storyteller Werner Herzog, including a memoir.
Irish publisher Doire Press will publish two October titles inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, with commissioning editor John Walsh acquiring world English language rights directly from authors Madeleine D’Arcy and William Wall.
Little, Brown science fiction and fantasy imprint Orbit has snapped up fantasy author Emily Tesh's "phenomenal" debut novel, Some Desperate Glory.
Hachette Book Group has announced that it is to acquire Workman Publishing, an independent publisher in the US, for $240m (£174m).