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We are a literary agency for writers of books in a variety of genres. We offer our authors candid editorial advice based on publishing know-how, and in our negotiations we are realistic as well as firm in securing deals that work for all sides.

We do not take on script writers, but for our authors we draw on extensive experience of negotiating contracts for film, television, theatre, radio, and digital platforms. Our translation rights are handled by The Buckman Agency, a long-established company respected by publishers the world over.

In a changing landscape we embrace all opportunities to find the widest possible audience for our writers across all media.

Please see the About and Submissions pages for further details of what we are looking for and how to get in touch.

Wed, September 19, 2018

As the glorious summer blows itself out, we have some cheer to usher in autumn. Numbed by Numbers, Paul Goodwin’s new book on our obsession with and confusion...

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Thu, August 23, 2018

We are very excited to announce Ampersand’s latest client: T L Huchu.Originally from Zimbabwe and a long-term resident of Edinburgh, he is the award-winning author of two previous...

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