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Gemmell awards and rights news

Some very exciting news landed on Friday last week: Adrian’s Selby’s incredible debut Snakewood (Orbit) has been nominated for the David…

Deal news and LBF

Two exciting deals to announce this morning: Orbit have acquired world rights from Jamie Cowen in two further books by Adrian Selby, to follow up…

Fri 23 Dec 2016

To celebrate the prospect of longer and brighter days, we’d like to congratulate Graham Minett on signing a new two-book contract with Bonnier,…

New client: Nate Crowley

Ampersand are excited to announce the signing of a hugely promising new client, Nate Crowley. Nate is the author of two of the most successful…

Winter news!

It has been a very busy few months here at Ampersand. Fabulous new clients have joined, including Ali Harper and Rachel Lynch, and numerous deals…

Sharon Bolton - Dead Good award winner

Our very own Sharon Bolton was the winner of the Linwood Barclay Dead Good Reader Award for Most Surprising Twist at the Theakstons Old Peculier…

Deals galore!

We at Ampersand pride ourselves on the breadth of publishers with whom we work, and in the last month have done deals which admirably demonstrate…

Spring has sprung!

Some nice news to celebrate the arrival of spring: Endeavour Press will republish Barbara Else’s wonderful historical pastiche Wild Latitudes, a…

Peter Janson-Smith, and LBF 2016

Some sad news: our consultant Peter Janson-Smith died on April 15th aged 93. He was Ian Fleming’s agent, as well as Eric Ambler’s, Gavin…

New website!

Look! A shiny new website for The Ampersand Agency! The lovely people at Frequency Design (http://www.frequency.ie/) have done a wonderful job, for…

Ampersand News - December 2015

To sum up a year during which the harshness of the publishing climate barely softened, we managed to sell three crime series, a fantasy series, and…

Agency News - October 2015

Bev Jones has got a two-book contract with Constable, starting with her psychological thriller “The Other Woman”. Digital publisher Endeavour…