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Curtis Brown, Hachette top list of UK acquisitions

In the UK, a survey of 278 acquisition deals in March and April reveals Curtis Brown and Hachette as the biggest agent and publisher respectively, reports the Bookseller.

Curtis Brown’s deals accounted for more than 10% of the total recorded deals, while authors acting as their own agents are the second-biggest group. Most author-negotiated deals were made with smaller publishers or for nonfiction titles from experts for whom writing isn’t their day job.

Hachette’s deals accounted about a quarter of all recorded deals, followed by Penguin Random House at 15.1% and HarperCollins at 12%.


Category: International news