Stateside, the book sits at No.3 in the New York Times bestseller list for paperback fiction, and on the combined fiction list Eleanor ranks at No.10.
Taking a closer look at its UK performance, Eleanor sold 17,545 paperbacks, bringing its total sales in this format to 618,284 copies. The debut has also performed strongly in digital, having sold over 8,000 copies this week, contributing to an overall total of 324,000 eBooks.
A competition is underway for readers to win an exclusive, limited edition copy of The Chalk Man paperback and a branded tote bag. You can find out more and enter here.
— C. J. Tudor (@cjtudor) August 20, 2018
Look out for adverts of The Chalk Man, which are being featured across the London Underground. This striking one below is on display at Kings Cross Station:
— Nuala Ellwood (@NualaWrites) August 21, 2018
Pinching myself! Just found out #thefriend has sold 100,000 copies in 5 months 😀📚🥂
Thank you to my wonderful readers and to all who helped make this happen.@agentmilburn @hayleyemmasteed @jackbutler @AmazonPub @PublicityShona pic.twitter.com/SXBn1JayzG
— Teresa Driscoll (@TeresaDriscoll) August 20, 2018
— This Girl Can (@ThisGirlCanUK) August 24, 2018
Tickets for a new TedX talk in discussion with Michelle Elman were released. You can buy your ticket here.
Every single one of my book events have been sold out so far. This one will be no exception.
Get them quick: https://t.co/ibDZNVD44J
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) August 23, 2018
Holly Bourne was interviewed by The Guardian on the state of YA fiction and its young readership.
— Holly Bourne (@holly_bourneYA) August 22, 2018
Hayley Barker attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where she spoke to 750 school children on the theme of ‘Dystopian Worlds’.
— Bloomsbury Kids & YA UK (@KidsBloomsbury) August 22, 2018