Weekly News Roundup 23rd February 2018

  • Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine spent its second week at the top of the overall UK chart, selling over 27,000 copies in the last week alone.
  • Tracy Bloom has signed a deal with Bookouture for two new titles: Dinner Party and No-one Ever Has Sex at a Wedding. Jenny Geras, Publishing Director at Bookouture said: “We’re so delighted to have two more books from Tracy. Dinner Party is classic Tracy: hilarious, high concept and unputdownable and I know that all of her fans will be thrilled to have another instalment in the No-One Ever Has Sex” The former will publish in September 2018, with No-One Ever Has Sex at a Wedding to follow in March 2019.
  • Caroline Mitchell’s Silent Victim is continuing to thrive in the ebook charts, placing at No.2 on the Amazon Bestsellers chart. The hardback edition will be published by Thomas & Mercer on 1st March.
  • Prize-winning author Loraine Fergusson joins the agency. Her novel, Dark Barn was highly commended in the 2018 Caledonia Novel Award. It is a fascinating look at how one’s actions, no matter how noble the intentions, can have dramatic and unforeseen consequences for you and those around you. Set in the Second World War, it is a refreshing and emotive story about ordinary people caught up in events and passions far beyond their control or understanding.