London Book Fair 2018 - pre-fair agency news 1: Ben Crane, Blood Ties

The countdown to the beginning of the London Book Fair 2018 is well and truly underway, and in the first of three daily pre-LBF news instalments, we have news of two outstanding deals done for a remarkable debut.

Ben Crane’s stunning, literary memoir Blood Ties, detailing how hawking enabled the author to become closer to his young son, has been snapped up by way of pre-empt by Head of Zeus who acquired two books for a six figure sum. Goldmann Verlag acquired German rights in a pre-empt, and our colleagues at the Buckman Agency will be busy during the fair tying up further translation deals. This is an author and book of whom Ampersand are hugely proud; glasses will be raised at the book fair to the beginning of a stellar career.

More to follow tomorrow; watch this space!