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What our editors are looking for

Have you written a book? Congratulations! That’s a lot of hours and hard work that you’ve powered through and you should be proud. Now comes the daunting task of sending it out to agents who will hopefully pick it up and send it on to publishers. We know it can… Read More
Why our authors love Avon Books UK

Why our authors love Avon

Here at Avon Books UK we count ourselves lucky to have some absolutely incredible authors on our list. We publish a variety of genres so we have a wide range of authors who’ve signed book deals with us, both male and females. Of course we’re by no means perfect –… Read More
Writing as Ellen Berry - Fiona Gibson

Writing as Ellen Berry

Hello! It’s lovely to be here, on the shiny new Avon website. As an author, I have been with Avon for several years now, and have written seven romantic comedy novels under my own name. However, a couple of years ago I had an urge to write something slightly different,… Read More
Blog Claudia Carroll

Claudia’s Book Deal Moment

Like a lot of authors, for about as long as I can remember, I’d been scribbling down stories and embarrassingly rough drafts for novels. But then like most people, I just assumed that book deals were something that happened to other people so I’d just shove what I’d written into… Read More
Avon Books Submissions

Frequently Asked Questions: submissions

Not sure about whether or not you should submit our manuscript to us? We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions that will hopefully help you on your way.   What font/size/spacing should my submission be? Ensure your story is legible, but we recommend no smaller than pt 12 Please submit your… Read More

Why I Write Crime

Writing crime is something I thought I would never do. I first started penning contemporary women’s fiction, but when I began working as a housing officer for the local authority – and also watching the British television program Shameless – I sensed a shift in what I wanted to write. Read More

My Perfect Year

As I write this, my second book – Perfect Prey – is 20 days from publication. My debut crime novel was released in January and I’m currently editing book three. So it’s been a busy year, to put it mildly. What’s odd is that I’m so much more excited about… Read More

Trust Me by Angela Clarke

‘Slick and Clever’ say the Sun. ‘A fast-paced, unpredictable ride.’ KATERINA DIAMOND, author of The Teacher ‘Certainly someone to watch!’ say the Daily Mail Dark, gripping, and flawlessly paced, TRUST ME is the brilliant and highly anticipated third novel in… Read More

The Missing

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to trend on Twitter? It’s shamefully one of my #lifegoals. LOL. Like having your name in lights. Well Avon superstar author and all-round brilliant person C.L. Taylor got to experience the magic earlier this year when her gripping, unputdownable… Read More
How Avon Books got 99 Red Balloons

About 99 Red Balloons

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Editor? At Avon, every day is different. Some days we can come in, grab a quick coffee and then head straight to a meeting about anything from strategy to social media. Some days, meetings are back to back… Read More

Obsession

Read GONE GIRL? Seen GIRL ON THE TRAIN? (After devouring the book of course!) Sat wide-eyed on the sofa glued to DR FOSTER? Well clear the decks, OBSESSION is here! You will LOVE this book. It tells the story… Read More

The Secret Wife

Over here at Avon we are HUGE fans of Dinah Jefferies; we inhaled THE TEA PLANTER’S WIFE in mere hours and were queueing at the door of London Waterloo’s WHSmiths for THE SILK MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER. So imagine our delight when the incredible Ms Jefferies read one of our… Read More

About Perfect Remains

Calling all crime thriller fans… there’s a new kid on the block! Who, I hear you cry! Let us introduce you to Helen Fields, author of Perfect Remains. Helen spent 13 years working as a criminal barrister in London so she knows a thing or… Read More

Did you know this about The Teacher?

We love lists. It’s our opinion that everyone loves lists. If you love a list, then welcome to the list-gang! Maybe jot down your top five psychological suspense books in the comments below, or your top five places to read a really good book, or just five fun… Read More

Paul Finch and Ash Cameron undercover

I’m pretty sure soon there’ll be a medical term for crime-fiction addiction. The nation is seriously suffering. If you too can’t get enough then let us turn your attention to this brilliant podcast by Sunday Times Bestseller, Paul Finch, whose latest book Strangers wowed critics everywhere, with Peter… Read More

Her Last Breath

Tracy Buchanan stormed the charts last year with the summer smash hit No Turning Back, with ebook sales of over seventy-five thousand copies the can’t-put-it-down thriller of the year was a runaway success. We are so excited to be publishing her best one yet this summer – Her… Read More