Our international rights department have been on fire this week! Here are the highlights…
Jane Healey’s stunning gothic debut, The Animals at Lockwood Manor, was published in the US this week by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This fabulous novel was also chosen as one of the Watersones “Best Books for March” this week in the UK. Jane also contributed to the Waterstones blog talking about her favourite gothic romances. Check it out here.
Healey also received a stunning review from Tor, who said: “Lockwood Manor is, above all else, engrossing and readable, luxurious in its descriptions without falling into parody. I recommend it to fans of the genre and to anyone looking for a dark read on a cold day.”
The third book in Christi Daugherty’s brilliant Harper McClain series, Revolver Road, was published this week in the US by St. Martin’s Press.
Patrick Edwards’ brilliant dystopian novel, Echo Cyle, was published this week by Titan Books.
This week, four Agency authors were included in a list of ten in the Independent‘s “10 best debut novels that are so good you won’t put them down” round up. Beth Morrey’s Saving Missy, Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory, Stephanie Wrobels’ The Recovery of Rose Gold and Abbie Greaves’ The Silent Treatment.
UK & Commonwealth rights to Inga Vesper’s brilliant historical crime thriller, The Long, Long Afternoon have gone to Manilla Press / Bonnier Books.
UK & Commonwealth rights to Kathryn Foxfield’s fabulously spooky YA novel, Good Girls Die First, have sold to Scholastic.
It’s been a fabulous week on the chart front, too.
Leah Hazard’s Hard Pushed, which was published in paperback last month by Cornerstone / Penguin Random House reached No. 10 in the Sunday Times bestseller list over the weekend.
Darren O’Sullivan’s Dark Corners (HQ / HarperCollins) has hit No. 10 on the Amazon “Hot New Releases” charts this week.
The Wreckage by Robin Morgan-Bentley (Trapeze / Orion) hit No. 3 on the Amazon “Movers and Shakers” chart!
Melanie Golding’s Little Darlings (HQ / HarperCollins) hit No. 12 in The Bookseller‘s “Heatseeker Fiction” chart this week.
It was announced this week that Sleep by C.L. Taylor (Avon / HarperCollins) has sold an outstanding 100,000 ebooks.
Will Shindler’s The Burning Men has received a brilliant review from The Sun, who called it “a clever, original debut.”
And on the international rights front, Freya Sampson’s The Last Library has sold to Minoas in Greece.
C.L. Taylor’s Strangers has sold to Jentas in Sweden and Denmark.
Fiona Valpy’s The Dressmakers Gift has sold to Arkadya in Turkey.
Korean rights to The Motherhood Complex by Melissa Hogenboom have gone to Hanmunhwa.
Korean rights to How The Stars Came To Be by Poonam Mistry have gone to EduNTech.