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Weekly highlights 8-14th June

We’ve had some exciting chart news this week.

The “Queen of Crime” Mel Sherratt is on the rise in the Kindle charts. Yesterday the second novel in her crime series featuring DS Grace Allendale, Tick Tock was sitting at No. 5. In less than 24 hours it’s moved up a spot to No. 4.

Anna Fargher’s wonderful middle grade book, The Umbrella Mouse was at No. 6 in the Children’s fiction charts this week, with 2,453 copies sold. The Umbrella Mouse is currently ranking at No. 12 in the children’s charts overall.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is celebrating its 53rd week on the New York Times bestseller list at No. 7. The novel has sold 1.3 million copies across all formats in the US in total.

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal has been spotted in displays in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Australia. Here’s a picture of the gorgeous display in Singapore:

The Doll Factory also went down a storm at the BookExpo America in New York this week, with attendees clamouring to get their hands on an advance reader copy.

Mimi Kuo Deemer’s insightful guide, Xiu Yang, was published this week. Mimi was also the first non-fiction author to take part in our author interview series.

Spanish rights to Beth Morrey’s The Love Story of Missy Carmichael have been sold to Duomo Ediciones.

Chinese (Complex) rights to Helly Acton’s The Shelf have gone to Global.

Korean rights to Leah Hazard’s Hard Pushed have sold to Hyeonamsa.

The Agency took a group trip to Paris this Wednesday for lunch. Our foreign rights director, Liane-Louise Smith has stayed out there to pitch our brilliant books to French publishers.