Kicking off this week’s highlights with a cover reveal!
Bestselling author Fiona Valpy’s The Dressmaker’s Gift has been revealed and it’s gorgeous. Fiona has had a great year, having been shortlisted at the Romantic Novelist Awards, and hitting the tops spot in Women’s Literary Fiction, Historical Romance and the Historical Literary Fiction categories on Amazon – at the same time. The Dressmaker’s Gift is published in October 2019.
This week, it has sold 1,450, taking it to 5,212 overall. In eBook it has now sold a total of 6,322. This is the third consecutive week the novel has been in the top 10. It was also featured in The Guardian’s “best recent crime and thriller review roundup“: “Tricksy and twisty, with some masterful misdirection and a brisk pace, Sleep is a pageturner that will keep you up way past your bedtime.”
Leah Hazard, whose novel is published on Thursday next week, has received a brilliant review from poet and performer Hollie McNish. Hollie said: “Currently sat in the waiting line to board a plane to Cork, tears escaping, stifling sobs at this brilliant, brilliant book by @leahhazard.”
The cover for Holly Bourne’s What Magic Is This?, a book aimed at dyslexic readers about witches and female friendship has also been revealed, and we absolutely love it!
Louise Beere, author of The Glove Maker of Spitalfields, has been shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Past alumni of the prize include Gail Honeyman, who was shortlisted for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in 2014. The winner is announced on 23rd May.
It’s been another busy week on the foreign rights front.