What a week it’s been for cover reveals and awards. Here are the highlights…
The beathtaking cover for Namina Forna’s The Gilded Ones was revealed this week on the hugely popular site, Refinery29. The article was titled: “The Gilded Ones Author Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy” – a stunning accolade for a stunning book!
It’s been the most brilliant week for C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man. Not only was she the winner of the Barry Award for best first novel at Bouchercon 2019, it has triumphed at the inaugural Kniha roku (Book of the Year) awards in the Czech Republic this week, winning the suspense category. At this brand-new national event an industry jury creates a short list of titles from those nominated by the publishers. This list is then put to a public vote with the readers choosing the overall winners. C.J. Tudor’s Czech publishers, Euromedia, were there to collect this fantastic prize and join in the celebrations.
Poonam Mistry has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for the second time! Her stunning picture book, You’re Snug With Me, has been nominated for the hugely prestigious 2020 prize. The longlist will be announced on 20th February. Poonam’s debut picture book, You’re Safe With Me, was shortlisted this year for the 2019 award. Huge congratulations to Poonam on this enormous feat and we’ve got everything crossed for you.
OH MY GOD! Proofs of my new adult novel 'Pretending' have arrived and they have a SCRATCHCARD FRONT COVER!! I am not ok!! Pretending is out in April 2020 and available to pre-order now xx pic.twitter.com/WnM4kxjwQr
— Holly Bourne (@holly_bourneYA) November 6, 2019
The hype around Beth Morrey’s gorgeous debut novel, Saving Missy, is ramping up, and those that can’t wait to get their hands on the stunning edition can sign up to receive a FREE e-sampler here. The novel is due to be published in February 2020. Only three months to go!
Four Agency books have been picked as top reads for 2020 in NetGalley’s latest email, which goes out to around 30,000 subscribers. Beth Morrey’s Saving Missy, Stephanie Wrobel’s The Recovery of Rose Gold, Elizabeth Kay’s Seven Lies, and Danielle Jawando’s And The Stars Were Burning Bright were all featured!
Look what turned up this morning? Absolutely love this German cover for @AbbieGreaves1 #thesilenttreatment (Hör mir zu, auch wenn ich schweige) What a work of art! @TanjaSeelbach @Tagesfang @agentmilburn pic.twitter.com/Wp8d2FVyDy
— Liane-Louise Smith (@LianeLouise) November 4, 2019
The Silent Treatment is due to be released in the UK in April 2020. Ahead of publication, the novel received a glowing endorsement from none other than international bestselling author Jojo Moyes herself:
Over the moon that we have these words of praise from author @jojomoyes on the very special debut #TheSilentTreatment by @AbbieGreaves1 which is coming 2nd April 2020 from @arrowpublishing 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/fI6tX4NbXk
— Georgina Moore 📚 (@PublicityBooks) November 1, 2019
Anna-Lou Weatherley’s twisty psychological thriller, The Couple On Cedar Close, is currently ranking at No. 1 in Psychological Thrillers/Mystery and Suspense and is at No. 5 overall on Amazon Australia.
And finally, on the international rights front…