Although a little later than usual, this is the first agency newsletter of the new year!
A slightly different format going forward, I know that the viewer on phones isn’t always compatible with software we use to upload the file. Underneath the file, you will find all the copy from the newsletter. Then you can run home, turn on your computer and see the finished product in gorgeous technicolour!
Have a lovely week.
Martina Cole: Nielsen|Specsavers Bestseller Awards
Tana French continues to triumph
The sixth novel in the Dublin Murder Squad series, The Trespasser, continues captivate audiences around the world.
It went straight in at No.2 in Germany and later held the No.1 spot for two weeks on the Spiegel chart.
Tana has also been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017. The Dagger in the Library is one of the most prestigious crime writing awards in the UK and previous winners include Alexander McCall Smith and Elly Griffiths.
Lee Child in New Zealand
Jack Reacher continues to conquer the bestseller charts all around the world.
Night School was New Zealand’s top selling international title in 2016 beating The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
New Zealand was the first country where Lee achieved success and went to No 1. This was many years ago, long before his success in either the UK or the US.
It would be fair to say that New Zealand discovered Lee first.
Defender is a hardback bestseller
The startlingly imaginative début novel from G.X. Todd went straight on to the UK bestsellers hardback list at No.25.
Defender has received outstanding reviews, impressing both Lee Child and John Connolly. It has been chosen as one of the best sci-fi, horror and fantasy releases of the year so far by the Guardian.
Eric Brown of the Guardian said, ’Defender is lifted way above other novels in the over-subscribed post-apocalyptic subgenre by Todd’s sympathetic characterisation and superb pacing.’
Lies is a bestseller
Lies, the manically twisting debut from T.M. Logan, shot up the eboook bestseller charts soon after its release.
It rose to No.3 on iBooks UK chart and No.11 on the Kindle UK paid chart.
The paperback it published 4th May.
Congratulations T.M. Logan!
B.A. Paris wins Gold Award
The début phenomenon of 2016, Behind Closed Doors, was awarded the Gold award Nielsen | Specsavers Bestseller Awards for sales of 500,000 copies. B.A. Paris was the only début fiction author to win a Gold award. 7 other DA Agency titles won Gold: 4 were by Martina Cole and 3 were by Lee Child novels