Book Deals & Agent Representation - The Bath Novel AwardsS ummer reads, beach reads, holiday reads … at this time of year, the publishing world works itself into a sweat trying to force its novels into our carry-on luggage, or over the ether on to our Kindles. There are more books sold in the summer than during any other season: the well-established publishing calendar tends to see hardbacks released in the autumn to be given as gifts at Christmas, then repackaged as paperbacks in late spring. Generic labels, though, are the terms that booksellers and publishers think in and for literary novels, the chances of summer success are still relatively slim. Tom Tivnan, managing editor of the Bookseller , points to Nielsen BookScan data that shows that of the top bestselling summer fiction titles in only seven were literary books. Precise numbers for previous decades are hard to come by, but in the s, for example, it was almost unheard of for a literary novel to cross over into the mainstream. Sebastian Faulks enjoyed just such a commercial success with his second book. The average sales of a literary novel in hardback were 1, and if you sold 10, in paperback, that was considered enormous.
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As it happens again and again, Felicity begins to question the life she thought she knew so well. The programme will be available for a week. No Right To Kill by M. Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher at Dialogue Books?
Victoria Hislops love for the scenery, people and culture of Greece comes alive in this novel illustrated by fantastic photographs of the Green landscape. One of the best novels to come out of America for years! One of the BBC's "most highly-anticipated titles" for Here richarc explains her inspiration to Richard and Judy.
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Hear why he is always a favourite with Richard and Judy. Hi Kathryn, did you read the Author Note. I can't imagine working in law enforcement and not having some problems at least occasionaly. The Lie - Helen Dunmore.
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Orion, January 24, Hardcover September 5, Paperback. Louis David Alder and Louise Dawn Alder are the same person in two different realities: they have the same parents, the same birthday, the same talents, the same wishes, the same eyes and hair. Both Louis and Louise grow up in the small paper mill town of Casablanca, Maine, with the same friends and family—but because of their gender, everything looks different. On a sultry evening when they are eighteen years old, during a violent strike at the paper mill, two dramatic events happen—one to Louis, and another to Louise—which mean that they leave Casablanca, seemingly for good. But twelve years later, when their mother is dying of cancer, Louis and Louise return to Maine to deal with two very different towns and problems…and to discover whether their destinies are, after all, the same. For extra content, including book club questions, an introduction from Richard and Judy, and a bonus deleted scene, visit the WHSmith blog. Buy the book from WHSmith.
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