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A Look Ahead at 2022

A look ahead: Avon’s 2022

A look ahead: Avon’s 2022  Another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been. 2021 has been fantastic for Avon and 2022 is already shaping up to be a year of firsts for our award-winning imprint.  Million-copy bestseller C.L. Taylor returns in January with the paperback… Read More
21 highlights of 2021

21 Highlights of 2021

It’s that time of the year when we look back on all that we achieved in the last 12 months and look forward to the next. 2021 was a fantastic year of Avon.  In 2021, we published 55 books We read seven books for our Team Avon… Read More
5 Books to Lift Your Spirits

5 Books to Lift Your Spirits by Hayley Doyle

2021 has started with a bang. And not the bang we were all hoping for. Rather than the pop of a champagne cork or a splattering of fancy fireworks, sure, it’s exploded, but you don’t need me to harp on about how. You already know. Well! Thank goodness for books!… Read More
20 Highlights of 2020

20 Highlights of 2020

It’s that time of the year when we look back over everything we’ve achieved in the last 12 months. This year has been very strange (to say the least!) and it’s had many ups and downs, but at Avon we’re always looking for the positives, so here are… Read More
How to Write your Author Biography

How to Write your Author Biography

Being asked for your author biography can be daunting – perhaps you have no idea how to summarise everything about yourself into a paragraph or two, or maybe you think you won’t have anything to say! It’s important to remember that whilst publishers will use your bio to get a… Read More
Clare Marchant

What Inspires Me | Clare Marchant

Clare Marchant shares what inspired her to write The Secrets of Saffron Hall In sitting down to write this, and really thinking about what inspires what I write about, I’ve realised that the one thing that ties together all that I write about, is connections. We’re all connected in life, to other… Read More
Working From Home with S.D. Robertson

Working from Home: S.D. Robertson’s Top Tips

My five top tips for working from home by S.D. Robertson Working from home full-time used to be fairly unusual. How things have changed. This year, thanks to Covid-19, it’s something lots of people have been doing. Welcome to my world. I’ve been working from home… Read More
Submission Journey

The Submission Journey

De-mystifying the process from submission to publication! What should I consider when submitting to Avon? Avon is the home of commercial fiction – which means page-turning, entertaining fiction. Whether it’s historical, crime, thriller or women’s fiction, these books have a ‘hook’ (or elevator pitch) that intrigues the reader,… Read More
AvonBookFest Hannah Sunderland Where I Write

Where I Write with Hannah Sunderland

The thing that is most essential to me getting words down on the page is comfort, ergo many, many scatter cushions and a footrest. I usually have a cafetiere of coffee on the go, which I forget about and let go cold more often than not, but even having the… Read More
Trailblazers 2020

LBF 2020 Trailblazer Award for Ellie Pilcher

Huge congratulations to our Avon Marketing Manager, Ellie Pilcher who last night won a London Book Fair 2020 Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Awards, now in their fifth year, are run by the London Book Fair in partnership with the Publishers Association, and with support from the Society of Young Publishers… Read More
Avon's 19 Memories of 2019

Avon’s 19 Memories of 2019

What a year 2019 has been for Avon. To celebrate we thought we would share 19 of our many memories to commemorate 2019. Sleep by C.L. Taylor has had a stellar year! Not only was it the author’s first-ever Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, but… Read More
A look ahead: Avon’s 2020

A look ahead: Avon’s 2020

We can’t believe another decade is about to begin, and what a year we have planned to kick it all off! From stunning debuts to exciting new releases from some of our brand authors – it’s going to be fantastic! To give you a taste of what’s to come, here’s… Read More
Our Team's Christmas Favourites

Our Team’s Christmas Favourites

We all have our Christmas traditions: from watching our favourite festive movies to listening to Christmas classics whilst wrapping the presents or having a mince pie for breakfast on Christmas day! But at Avon, our staff have some very bookish traditions for Christmas as well. Have… Read More

Avon Books Christmas Guide

Avon Books Christmas Guide It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is just a few weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited! As wonderful as it is with the endless parties, mountains of mince pies and gallons of mulled wine, it’s also a very busy season and there’s… Read More

The Darkest Fears Are Often Rooted in Realism

The Darkest Fears Are Often Rooted in Realism   What scares you the most? As a thriller writer, it’s a question I tackle in my writing daily. My goal is to uncover the scariest, creepiest things in life and put the reader at their mercy. These fears certainly… Read More
Sabah Khan, Publicity Manager Avon Books

A Day in the Life of a Publicity Manager

Hi everyone, Quick introduction – my name is Sabah and I look after all the publicity here at Avon Books. Publicity is something that people tend to get mixed up with marketing and events but the roles are very similar and there is a lot of crossover so I work… Read More