It’s been the most wonderful week for the international rights department, and we’ve had some fantastic publicity news. Here are the highlights.
Namina Forna took YALLFest 2019 in Charleston by storm over the weekend. She was signing copies of her debut YA fantasy novel, The Gilded Ones, and the queue for the Meet & Greet was so long they had to cut it off! Namina’s stunning cover was revealed last week by Refinery29, in an article named: The Gilded Ones Author Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison of YA Fantasy.
Reader, I just did my first signing 💕💖💕💖 pic.twitter.com/HVcdVVlSTz
— Namina Forna is On Hiatus (@NaminaForna) November 9, 2019
It’s been a phenomenal week on the international rights front.
And deals have been taking place elsewhere too:
UK & Commonwealth rights to the next two books by Sunday Times bestselling author C.L. Taylor have sold to HarperCollins / Avon.
In other news…
A glowing article about Stephanie Wrobel’s chilling thriller, Darling Rose Gold was featured in Publishers Weekly this week. They said: “Narrated in alternating chapters, the mother-daughter dynamic takes a wicked turn.” You can read the full article here.
Owen Nicholls received the most brilliant starred review from Kirkus reviews this week for his romantic comedy, Love, Unscripted. They called it “a delightfully sweet, funny, and heartbreaking ode to love stories, both on-screen and off-“
Not just any review, a bloomin STARRED @KirkusReviews for #LoveUnscripted by @OwenNicholls "A delightfully sweet, funny, and heartbreaking ode to love stories, both onscreen and off-." 🤩🥰 pic.twitter.com/LgUa8n8JDh
— Hayley Steed (@hayleyemmasteed) November 11, 2019
NetGalley have made Danielle Jawando’s stunning, heartbreaking book, And The Stars Were Burning Brightly available to read now, rather than having to request it, for #AntiBullyingWeek2019. Click through here.
So thrilled to share the gorgeous cover of the German edition of my novel 😍📚
– Die stummen Wächter von Lockwood Manor –
Translated by Susanne Keller and publishing with hanserblau @hanserliteratur 27.04.2020
— Jane Healey (@Healey_Jane) November 13, 2019