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Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Katie FForde


Katie Fforde has wonderful news - as reported in The BookTrade yesterday - http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/12244
Kate Elton, publishing director of Arrow, has acquired two new books by Katie Fforde. The new contract, agreed with Sara Fisher of AM Heath, is for a very substantial six-figure advance.
A major sales and marketing push has resulted in sizeable sales growth for Katie Fforde over the last few years. Her most recent novel, GOING DUTCH, was a Sunday Times hardback bestseller for three weeks, and a big repackage in 2008 is set to increase sales even further.
Katie Fforde said: 'I'm thrilled to have a new contract – the team at Random House are brilliant and I'm incredibly lucky to have them.'
Kate Elton said: 'Katie is not only one of our most important authors – a wonderful writer whose trademark combination of warm humour, engaging heroines and delicious heroes have made her a firm favourite across the whole market - but also a complete and utter pleasure to work with. I'm delighted that we have a new deal.'

Something to celebrate! Go Katie!

5 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

You know what makes this news even better?

Katie's a REALLY nice woman in real life.

It's so satisfying to see one of the good guys win. :o)

Ray-Anne said...

Well said! A lovely lady - and 'Living Dangerously' was one of the reasons I got into this crazy fiction writing world.

Kate Hardy said...

'Living Dangerously' almost got me chucked off a train because I was giggling so much. I had to explain to the conductor that no, I wasn't drunk - I was reading this seriously brilliant romantic comedy...

Leigh Russell said...

Well done, Katie. Exciting news indeed!

liz fenwick said...

Yay Katie!!!!