Firstly, we’d like to wish a very Happy Publication Day to four fabulous clients: Keris Stainton for The Bad Mother’s Book Club; Anna Stephens for the paperback of Darksoul; Anna Jacobs for Changing Lara and Ane Riel for the paperback of her debut novel Resin.
We are over the moon that King of Kings, the collaboration between Wilbur Smith and client Imogen Robertson, and the follow-up to the worldwide bestseller The Triumph of the Sun, reached No.1 in the hardback bestselling charts within the first two weeks of sale.
Italian rights for James Goodhand's debut YA novel Last Lesson have been sold to Rizzoli (via Penguin Random House). James was one of our pitchers at the very first Pitch DHH and rather fortuitously, was snapped up by Harry Illingworth.
Russian rights for G.S. Locke’s debut novel Neon have been sold to Eksmo, via Orion.
Lightseekers, the spellbinding debut from Femi Kayode and due to be published by Bloomsbury in 2020, has sold its Czech Republic rights to Host.
Client Yvonne Singh has written a fascinating piece for The Guardian entitled How Scotland Erased Guyana From Its Past and explores the portrayal of Scots as abolitionists and liberal champions which has hidden a long history of profiting from slavery in the Caribbean. The piece proved so popular that it was picked up and retweeted by Tottenham Labour MP, David Lammy. To read the article in its entirety, click here.