news:

Weekly Highlights 19th – 25th October

The dust is settling on the Frankfurt Book Fair, and we’re back with the highlights (and a very cool cover reveal).

The US paperback cover for Fiona Barton’s suspense thriller, The Suspect, was revealed and we absolutely love it. The paperback will be hitting US shelves in February 2020, published by Penguin Random House / Berkley. The Suspect was also included in the Canadian Globe & Mail year-to-date bestseller list at No. 10 over the weekend – a phenomenal achievement.

No. 1 bestselling author, Mark Edwards, has hit a truly stupendous THREE MILLION copies sold across all of his Amazon titles! Huge congratulations on such an enormous feat, Mark, we are all absolutely thrilled for you.

Fiona Valpy’s stunning novel, The Dressmaker’s Gift, has already surpassed 50,000 copies sold in its first month, a truly outstanding feat. It has also been been featured on the Amazon Original Bestsellers list, is sitting at No.1 in several subcategories in the UK and US, and at No.8 on the US Amazon Charts list!

Damaris Young, author of the brilliant middle grade novel, The Switching Hour, has written an article for BookTrust about her top spooky middle grade reads. Check it out here!

Holly Bourne was featured in the overall Amazon bestseller list at No. 23 this week with her newly published YA, The Places I’ve Cried In PublicShe appeared on BBC Radio 2 Book Club this week to discuss the novel with host, Jo Whiley.

Rona Halsall’s twisty psychological thriller, Her Mother’s Lies was published this week by Bookouture. Rona was also the next author in our interview series, where she talks about the inspiration for the novel, her favourite books, and how she relaxes after a day of writing. Read more here.

World English rights to Kelly deVos’ zombie-filled YA novel, Eat Your Heart Out were snapped up by Razorbill in the US. The novel is due to be published in 2021.

It was announced this week that World English rights to Abigail Mann’s hilarious novel, The Lonely Fajita were sold to Avon / HarperCollins.

Ahead of publication next year, some pretty cool merch for Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project has appeared! Just look at these adorable keep cups! The Authenticity Project is due for publication in February 2020.

And on the foreign rights front…

Japanese rights to Ben Creed’s The Refrain to Kadokawa

And Teresa Driscoll’s The Promise has sold to Newton Compton in Italy.