Emma Cooper to pen two new novels for Headline!

Headline Review has acquired two more novels from women’s fiction writer Emma Cooper, author of The Songs of Us (Headline). Fiction publishing director Jennifer Doyle acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for The Last Time I Saw You and The Day My Life Began in a deal struck with

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LBA Backs AAA Commitment to Professional Behaviour

LBA wholeheartedly supports the “Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Publishing and Bookselling”, a joint statement published today by the Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers’ Association and the Society of Authors. The statement pledges an open environment

My Box-Shaped Heart is a Metro’s Best Book!

It’s wonderful to see that Rachael Lucas’s second YA novel, My Box-Shaped Heart, has been chosen by the Metro for their list of best books for children this Christmas. Congratulations Rachael! To see the whole list of children’s book present ideas,


The Blood of Rome hits Number 8!

Congratulations to Simon Scarrow, whose fantastic new novel The Blood of Rome has taken the Number 8 spot on this week’s Sunday Times Original Fiction bestseller chart. Well done, Simon!

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US Honour for The Day War Came

Congratulations to Rebecca Cobb and author Nicola Davies on receiving the Charlotte Huck Honor for their book THE DAY WAR CAME. The Charlotte Huck Awards and Honors are given for outstanding works of fiction with the ability to ‘transform lives’


Amanda Preston wins RNA’s Literary Agent of the Year

Huge congratulations to LBA’s very own Amanda Preston, who has been named Literary Agent of the Year by the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Amanda was commended for her championing of romantic fiction and her support for the RNA. With a list featuring

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Khan signs 3-book deal with Hera

Congratulations to Alex Khan, who has signed 3-book contract with Hera Books for his dark, sexy thrillers set in the Bollywood world, which will also be published in audiobook format by Audible. The deal was negotiated by LBA’s Alison Bonomi.

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Three LBA names on Carnegie & Greenaway nominations list

Congratulations to Julia Gray, Julie Mayhew and Rebecca Cobb who’ve been nominated for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals! Julia’s LITTLE LIAR and Julie’s THE ELECTRICAL VENUS are up for the Carnegie, while THE DAY WAR CAME written by


Publication day: Coldmarch by Daniel A. Cohen

Huge congratulations to Daniel A. Cohen on the publication of Coldmarch, the second book in his thrilling epic fantasy Coldmaker series. His father dead, his mentor slain, and his workshop burned to the ground, all Micah has left are his two closest friends:

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Waterstones Book of the Month

Huge congratulations are in order for S.A. Patrick, whose magical middle-grade novel has been chosen as the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for November! Ten years on after the dreaded Piper of Hamelyn incident, young piper Patch Brightwater finds himself

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