Things are really starting to heat up before the London Book Fair.
Samuel Pollen’s honest and insightful account of teenage male anorexia, The Year I Didn’t Eat was published in the UK this week by Zuntold, to coincide with the charity Beats Eating Disorders Week.
Elizabeth Kay’s debut novel, Seven Lies has sold at auction to Lucy Malagoni at Little, Brown / Sphere in a significant deal, to Pamela Dorman at Penguin Random House / Viking / Pamela Dorman Books in a major deal at auction, and has sold into 18 foreign territories to date.
In the first week of it’s publication, C.J. Tudor’s The Taking of Annie Thorne has sold over 1000 copies, taking it to No. 14 in the UK hardback charts.
Elizabeth Macneal, whose mesmerising novel, The Doll Factory, is due to be published in May, was featured in a full page spread in The Bookseller this week.
Nuala Ellwood’s Day of the Accident has sold nearly 2000 copies in paperback, putting the novel firmly in the top 50. It was No. 1 on the Love Reading Ten Most Popular Books of the Week this week.
Fiona Barton’s The Suspect is being featured in a Kindle deal ending 31st March. The novel will be available on Kindle for 99p for this month.
Anna-Lou Weatherley’s The Couple at Cedar Close has sold close to 50,000 copies within a month of publication.
Will Shindler’s The Burning Men has been sold in a two-book deal to Hodder & Stoughton.
On the foreign rights front, Polish rights to Beth Morrey’s The Love Story of Missy Carmichael have sold to Zysk.
Portuguese (SA) rights to Phil Hickes’ The Haunting of Aveline Jones have sold to Planeta Mexico.
Swedish rights to Elizabeth Kay’s Seven Lies have sold to Notstedts and Polish rights have sold to Swiat Ksiazki.