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Weekly Highlights 1st-7th June

As always, the week has past in a flurry of activity, sales and general excitement.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has crossed the million paperbacks sold threshold, with the official figure at 1,002,690. In the same week, it was announced that the novel has spent a whole year straight on the New York Times bestseller list. This week, it’s sitting at No. 8 on the fiction list, and at No. 14 on the audio list.

C.L. Taylor’s chilling thriller Sleep has sold more than 10,000 hardbacks, with latest figures standing at 10,333. In eBook, the novel has sold 21,796 copies overall.

Teresa Driscoll is also flying high on the sales front. It was announced this week that her latest novel, The Promise has sold over 50,000 copies. This follows the wonderful news announced two weeks ago that Teresa has sold a million copies across all of her titles.

Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory has had another great week of sales, selling 1,260 this week. It’s currently at No. 10 in The Sunday Times.

Samuel Pollen’s The Year I Didn’t Eat has been listed as one of The Guardian‘s “Best Books of the Year so far.

Following it’s early eBook publication last week, Owen Nicholls’ Love, Unscripted has earned a bestseller flag on Amazon – just six days after it was released.

Anna Fargher’s wonderful middle-grade debut, The Umbrella Mouse, is Waterstones’ Children’s Book of the Month for June. The book also has a bestseller flag on Amazon.

Holly Bourne has been named as the bestselling YA author at the Hay Festival, and No. 8 of all children’s authors. Her adult novel, How Do You Like Me Now? was published in paperback last week. The hardback edition reached No. 11 in The Sunday Times last year.

Mel Sherratt was featured in an article about the Stoke Literary Festival in The Sentinel:

Mark Edwards has reached an incredible milestone this week. His all time sales across all of his titles have tipped into the three million realm – a truly phenomenal figure.

Fiona Valpy’s The Beekeeper’s Promise has at No. 1 on the Australian Kindle chart this week.

On the foreign rights front, German rights to Michelle Theodorou’s Little Wishes have sold to Heyne.

Czech rights to Mel Sherratt’s Hush Hush and Tick Tock have gone to Computer Media.

Hungarian rights to Helly Acton’s The Shelf have been sold to Maxim.