It’s hard to believe that we are now coming to the end of the sixth week of lockdown, particularly when you see below everything achieved by the MM authors and illustrators in the past seven days. We’ve been particularly blown away by all of the incredible chart positions this week. Here are the highlights…
You can get your hands on a signed copy of Strangers from Goldsboro Books.
C.L. Taylor is also doing a Facebook Live event with bestselling author Catherine Isaac on Friday at 1pm. Check it out!
For my Facebook Live this Friday, I'll be joined by the brilliant @callytaylor. We'll be on my FB page at 1pm. Ask us a question and you might win a book. Looking forward to it already! https://t.co/IemqMefwOz pic.twitter.com/Nj3pIpb0NF
— Catherine Isaac (@CatherineIsaac_) May 4, 2020
Clare Pooley’s uplifting debut, The Authenticity Project (Penguin Random House / Transworld), has been reviewed by The Sunday Express, who said: “A moving tale about loneliness, parenthood, addiction and the importance of living the best life you can.”
This stunning novel has this week hit an outstanding No. 24 in the charts, and Clare took part in a BBC Radio 2 Interview for Jo Whiley’s Book Club on Monday evening.
Gail Honeyman’s multi-million copy bestselling novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is back in the Top 10 on the New York Times bestseller list – this week at No. 10. This brilliant novel was first published in the US in 2017 by Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books.
Chuffed to bits to see Truth And Lies audiobook No.4 in US Amazon Police Procedural Mysteries charts. Thanks for downloading, folks, hope you enjoy it! 🇺🇸🎧 @AmazonPub @MMLitAgency pic.twitter.com/Su4i0wVFRL
— Caroline Mitchell (@Caroline_writes) May 4, 2020
Jess McGeachin’s stunning picture book, Colin Collects Colours (Little Bee Books), has been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards. This is the second time Jess has been longlisted for this prestigious prize.
Caroline Bishop’s The Other Daughter (Simon & Schuster) has received two stunning quotes this week from acclaimed bestselling authors. Tracy Rees said: “Treat in store, readers! Well written & pacy. Full of gorgeous scenery, emotion & SUCH fascinating stuff about women’s rights through the decades. Lots to relate to”
And Rachel Hore called it “A fresh, original, passionate and page-turning story about women’s choices and past secrets that demands to be read.”
Abbie Greaves’ The Silent Treatment (Penguin Random House / Cornerstone) received a wonderful review from The Sunday Express: “Abbie Greaves’ debut is a must-read – the moving story of a long marriage beset by challenges Frank and Maggie had never envisaged they’d have to face. Abbie Greaves may be only 27 but she’s definitely an author to watch.”
So, this is surreal and brilliant. @ToffTalks has picked Pretending as her book club book of the month. As a very dedicated Made In Chelsea watcher, I can't quite get over this moment 😍😂 pic.twitter.com/XaILXUIGAD
— Holly Bourne (@holly_bourneYA) May 5, 2020
This brilliant, realistic and hard-hitting novel is currently at No. 25 in the hardback charts, and received a fabulous review from The Sunday Express: “Bourne is searingly honest about the trials and tribulations of modern dating and unafraid to examine the dark side of human relationships.”
Pretending is also currently at No. 80 in the Kindle Top 100.
Teresa Driscoll’s I Am Watching You (Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer), which recently passed the million copy sold milestone, has been named by Goodreads as the 15th Most Popular Mystery over the past five years. It is also at No. 3 in The Bookseller Heatseeker’s Fiction charts.
Bestselling author David Nicholls gave Hannah’s novel a shout out on Twitter:
Many congratulations to @hannahctovey for The Education of Ivy Edwards. 'Adult life is hard. Send Help'. A brilliant debut says Heat magazine. It's from @PiatkusBooks and you can find out more here – https://t.co/18ExuBu2w7
— David Nicholls (@DavidNWriter) May 7, 2020
In Style included Darling Rose Gold (Penguin Random House / Berkley Books) by Stephanie Wrobel in an article of the “10 Fiction Books to Help You Escape from the Real World“.
And on the international rights front…
Kathryn Croft’s latest title, The Last Cry, has sold to Burda Media in Poland.