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Weekly Highlights 26th October – 1st November

It’s been a hugely exciting week on international rights front following Frankfurt Book Fair, and we’ve had TWO gorgeous cover reveals.

The cover for the next novel in Mel Sherratt’s brilliant DS Grace Allendale series, Liar Liar, has been revealed and it’s stunning. The novel is hitting shelves in March 2020 – pre-order it here.

And Little, Brown / Sphere have made the most incredible, creepy video for the reveal of Elizabeth Kay’s “mesmerising” Seven Lies. The novel is due for publication in Spring / Summer 2020.

 

C.L. Taylor’s Sleep has sold an outstanding 4,037 copies this week, and is on the Top 20 Paperback list. It is also one of only two Richard & Judy titles in the Kindle Top 100, currently sitting at No. 67. Overall ebook sales are now at a phenomenal 84,274.

Join Melanie Golding at the Stroud Book Festival, where she will be talking about her chilling psychological thriller, Little Darlings. Get your tickets here!

If you’re in the US and are looking to get your hands on the coveted proofs of Namina Forna’s The Gilded Ones, head down to YALLFest in Charleston. Namina herself will be there for a meet and greet!

It was announced this week that Rona Halsall has sold an incredible 100,000 copies across all of her titles in just 14 months – a truly outstanding feat. Rona is the author of four psychological thrillers to date, Love You GoneKeep You SafeThe Honeymoon and her most recent, Her Mother’s Lies. Huge congratulations, Rona.

Bestselling YA and Adult author Holly Bourne made an appearance on BBCR1’s LifeHacks podcast this week, talking about abuse in teenage relationships and her new YA novel, The Places I’ve Cried In Public. Listen in here.

Our International Rights Director, Liane-Louise Smith wrote a brilliant piece about international trends at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Check it out here.

After a month on the Kindle First Reads program, Leah Mercer’s breathtaking novel, The Puzzle of You, was published this week by Amazon / Lake Union.

Janelle Harris’ twisty psychological thriller, Under Lying, was published this week by Amazon.

And on the hugely exciting foreign rights front, C.L. Taylor’s next novel, Strangers has sold to Albatros in Poland.

Katherine Faulkner’s Greenwich Park has gone to Muza in Poland, Record in Brazil and Topseller in Portugal.

Polish rights to The Refrain by Ben Creed have sold to Rebis.

Emma Stonex’s The Lamplighters has sold to Zvaigzne in Latvia, Atico de los Libros in Spain and Topseller in Portugal.

Finnish rights to The Other People by C.J. Tudor have sold to WSOY.

And last but by no means least, new MMLA Agent Catherine Cho has written a brilliant piece about what she’s looking for and her first couple of weeks at the Agency.