This week has seen the UK cover reveal for a book we’re all hugely excited about, and we’ve had some wonderful chart news. Here are the highlights.
Waterstones made its own special cover reveal, and called the novel an “unforgettable debut to look out for next year“.
We are completely over the moon to announce that Teresa Driscoll’s chilling psychological thriller, I Am Watching You (Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer) has hit the million copies sold milestone – huge congratulations Teresa.
Remigiusz Mroz is the most popular author in Poland. The Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk is 2nd and Stephen King is 3rd. This is the first time in history that a living Polish author is in the top spot.
The Animals at Lockwood Manor was also featured in a brilliant article in Pop Sugar, and Jane recently took part in a Q & A with her US publishers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Get to know @Healey_Jane, author of our #BookClubatHMH April pick, THE ANIMALS AT LOCKWOOD MANOR, today at 10:30 am ET right here on our Twitter! Do you have questions? Get 'em ready! https://t.co/M4GbbMkFQC pic.twitter.com/gT9ho6YbOZ
— Mariner Books (@MarinerBooks) April 30, 2020
It’s been a wonderful week for Gail Honeyman’s uplifting multi-million copy bestselling novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins / HarperFiction). The novel has re-entered the Irish bestseller list at No. 5, and is currently at No. 14 on the New York Times bestseller list.
L. P. Fergusson is the judge for this year’s Historical Writer’s Association Gold Crown. The Crowns are open to any book first published in English in the UK between 1 April 2019 and 31st March 2020 and the Gold Crown is for the best historical novel of the year.
The line up for BBC Culture’s Big Book Weekend Virtual Festival, taking place 8th – 10th May, has been announced and features Beth as one of its authors.
Elizabeth Kay gave a brilliant interview for Suffolk Libraries, where she spoke about her love for Jacqueline Wilson and her incredible debut novel, Seven Lies (Little, Brown / Sphere), which hit No. 25 in the charts this week!
Seven Lies was was also featured in the Big W Mother’s Day promotion space space in Hachette Australia’s catalogue.
Beth Morrey, Clare Pooley and Abbie Greaves all took part in an inspiring live panel Q&A for I Am In Print this week, talking about their newly-published novels – Saving Missy, The Authenticity Project and The Silent Treatment respectively.
"This is a roller coaster of a story! Loved it!” — Marcia, Vanderford's Books & Office Products
— IndieBound (@indiebound) April 24, 2020
And Darling Rose Gold has been featured in a Pop Sugar Article called “27 Exciting Debut Authors You Can Support During the Shutdowns“.
Stephanie has written a brilliant 3-part series about her book submission experience, and Part 1 is now up! It’s a must-read for all aspiring authors, check it out here.
Bestselling author Milly Johnson provided a wonderful quote for Abigail Mann’s The Lonely Fajita which is published by HarperCollins / One More Chapter next week: ‘Mann is a sparky new talent on the scene – I devoured The Lonely Fajita!’
C.L Taylor took part in a UK Crime Book Club Panel today, taking about her Sunday Times bestselling novel, Strangers (HarperCollins / Avon). This fabulous thriller has now sold over 10,000 hardback and ebook copies less than a month since publication.
Really looking forward to opening the UK Crime Book Club online festival @ukcrimebookclub Friday 1st May 1300 with @callytaylor and @DavidDBlake – it's a 3 day event packed with authors and it's FREE 👍👏 #ukcbcfest20 pic.twitter.com/kAJIt7raPL
— GIB Consultancy (@gibconsultancy) April 27, 2020
And on the international rights front…
Swedish rights to three books by Fiona Valpy have gone to Ester Bonnier.