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

Thu, April 05, 2018

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!