C.L.Taylor and Mel Sherratt continue to go from strength to strength with their recently published titles, recording fantastic sales and placing highly on Bestseller lists.
Taylor’s THE LIE (Harper Collins / Avon) spent its fourth straight week in the Sunday Times Bestseller chart, having reached a high point of 5th. Selling over 50,000 copies in all formats to date, THE LIE was also number #2 on the Kindle charts – only behind THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN – and reached number #1 in the iBooks charts!
Meanwhile, Mel Sheratt’s FOLLOW THE LEADER (Thomas and Mercer) reached the top ten of the Amazon Kindle charts, as well as no. #2 in both Amazon’s Police Procedurals and Mysteries, Thrillers and Suspense categories.
On the awards front, MMLA clients were nominated in all three age categories in the Leeds Book Awards 2015. Lara Williamson’s A BOY CALLED HOPE (Usborne) was shortlisted in the 9-11 category, Rupert Wallis’ THE DARK INSIDE (Simon & Schuster) was nominated in the 11-14 category and Holly Bourne’s THE MANIFESTO ON HOW TO BE INTERESTING (Usborne) was nominated in the 14-16 category. Congratulations to all three amazing authors, and to the winners, Jane Elson, Kim Slater and Bali Rai!
In more awards news, Radhika Sanghani, author of the laugh-out-loud funny VIRGIN (Harlequin) has won a gold award for her work with the Daily Telegraph in MHP Communication’s 30 to Watch, an annual recognition of the best up-and-coming media talent in the country.
Finally, anticipation is building for Matt Ralphs’ fantastic debut, FIRE GIRL. In a glowing review, The Bookseller called it a ‘stand out: crammed with magic, danger and adventure and cliffhangers aplenty ’. Look out for FIRE GIRL from Macmillan in August!