It’s been a crazy week at the Agency following the London Book Fair.
C.J. Tudor travelled to the Krimfestivalen this week, where she was awarded with the Golden Bullet Award for her debut novel, The Chalk Man. The Golden Bullet celebrates translated crime fiction published over the last year.
C.J. Tudor continues to do incredibly well internationally, and it was announced that The Chalk Man has sold over 20,000 copies in the Czech Republic since its publication last October.
C.J.’s second book, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was published last month, and has been flying off the shelves. It has sold 3,067 copies to date.
Poonam Mistry’s first children’s book, You’re Safe With Me, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal at the CILIP Carnegie Awards.
Fiona Barton’s The Suspect was sitting at No. 1 in Kindle over the weekend.
Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine continues to creep towards one million copies sold in paperback. This week official numbers had it at 949,243 – around 50,000 shy…
Stephanie Wrobel’s literary suspense novel, The Recovery of Rose Gold was featured in The Guardian this week, just a week after the official announcement.
The trailer has been released ahead of the publication of C.L. Taylor’s psychological thriller, Sleep…
Caroline Mitchell has hit a milestone this week. Her book Truth and Lies has now sold over 50,000 copies.
With one week to go until publication, LP Fergusson’s A Dangerous Act of Kindness has been garnering great reviews on NetGalley, being called ‘an amazing story’ and ‘beautifully written’.
Jennifer Iacopelli’s Break the Fall has been bought by Hachette Children’s Group.
Bookouture has acquired the rights to two new psychological thrillers by Lesley Sanderson. Audible have acquired the audio rights.
Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad was published in the UK this week by Quercus.
Helen Wallen’s The Mummy Lessons was published this week by Hodder.
Nicola Sutcliff’s Queens of the Kingdom was published this week by Simon & Schuster.
It’s also been an incredibly busy week for our foreign rights department following London Book Fair last week:
Elizabeth Kay’s Seven Lies has gone to Munhakdonge in Korea, Simplified Chinese rights have gone to Cangjiang Lit & Art and Complex Chinese rights have gone to Spring International.
Czech rights to to Fionnuala Kearney’s The Book of Love have gone to Euromedia.
Portuguese (SA) rights to Stephanie Wrobel’s The Recovery of Rose Gold have gone to Verus Editora in a pre-empt, Dutch rights to Prometheus in Holland in a pre-empt.
French rights to Helly Acton’s The Shelf have sold to HarperCollins France in a pre-empt.
German rights to Holly Bourne’s How Do You Like Me Now? have sold to DTV in Germany.