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Weekly Highlights: 7th – 13th July

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has sold over half a million paperbacks in the UK.

Eleanor climbed to No.3 in the UK charts this week selling 17,659 copies, and has become the biggest selling paperback of the year by over 100,000 copies.

Since its publication six months ago, it is the 72nd bestselling General Fiction title since accurate records began.

The publication of Am I Ugly?  by award-winning body positive activist Michelle Elman was marked by a book launch at Blackwell bookshop in Holborn, London yesterday evening.

Between the Lies by Michelle Adams published in eBook yesterday with Headline.

It’s been a busy week for the Rights team with new deals forged in six territories.

Eleanor sold in her 41st territory with Albanian rights going to Living Publishing.

More deals were struck for The Fear by C.L. Taylor with Czech rights going to Domino and Latvian rights to Kontinents.

Arabic rights of The Taking of Annie Thorne / The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor were snapped up by Arab Scientific.

The German rights to Sometimes It Rains by Janelle Peacock have sold to Goldmann.

Both The Friend and I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll have sold in Romania to Herg Benet.

A three book deal has been agreed with Meulenhoff Boekerij, in which they will publish Sea Of Memories, The Beekeeper’s Promise and a third book by Fiona Valpy in the Netherlands.

Am I Ugly? is a No.1 bestseller on Amazon in its category (Eating Disorder Biographies).

Stripes Publishing has bought The Boy I Ama “bold and arresting” YA novel, by debut author Kathryn L. Kettle.

The cover for The Dinner Party by Tracy Bloom was revealed by Bookouture.

Michelle’s blog tour for the book kicked off last night. Over the course of two weeks her eBook will feature on fourteen different blogs.