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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Publication day: The Wolf Within

Congratulations to Professor Bryan Sykes on the publication of his new book The Wolf Within. The genetic history of the dog is a sensational example of the co-evolution of two species, man and wolf, to each other’s mutual benefit. But how

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The Rumour optioned for TV

Screen rights have been sold in a six-way auction for Lesley Kara’s debut The Rumour. Cuba Pictures bought the rights from Emily Hayward-Whitlock at The Artists Partnership on behalf of Amanda Preston at LBA Books. Louise Mountain from Cuba Pictures said:  “We

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How London became the centre of the world

The National Geographic has published a fantastic piece on the city of London, drawing from many of the infographics in James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti’s fascinating book London: The Information Capital. To read the full article, click here.

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Cheshire & Uberti win Imaginative Cartography Award

Congratulations to James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti, who have won the 2017—2018 Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography from the North American Cartographic Information Society. The duo have won the award for their brilliant work turning statistics into stories, which can

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Book of the Month: Our Castle By The Sea

Congratulations to Lucy Strange, whose beautiful new novel Our Castle By The Sea has been chosen as The Bookseller’s Children’s Book of the Month. Children’s previews editor Fiona Noble heralded Our Castle By The Sea as “a rich and atmospheric historical novel” with “a mesmerising

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