New Deal: Transworld Acquires Rights to Three Books From Cathy Bramley
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OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT: Transworld plans bumper year for digital bestseller
Harriet Bourton, Editorial Director at Transworld, has acquired British Commonwealth rights to a further three novels from digital bestseller Cathy Bramley, represented by Hannah Ferguson of Hardman & Swainson.
Transworld will publish Wickham Hall as a four-part digital serial between August and November 2015, followed by a paperback in February 2016. Continuing the style of Bramley’s digital hits Ivy Lane and Appleby Farm, each part will tell its own story whilst developing an over-arching plot that will have readers desperate to race on to each new instalment. In Wickham Hall, a young woman arrives at a stately home in anticipation of a glamorous job as ‘Events Manager’, only to discover the estate in disrepair and a motley crew of staff…
Cathy Bramley’s first novel with Transworld, Ivy Lane, will be published as a paperback on 12th February, followed by paperback editions of Appleby Farm in August 2015 and Conditional Love in November 2015.
In 2016, Transworld will publish a blend of standalone novels, including White Lies and Wishes, and two new as-yet-untitled digital serials by Cathy Bramley.
Harriet Bourton says, ‘I absolutely adore publishing Cathy – it’s a truly collaborative experience and so rewarding. The pre-orders for Appleby Farm have been incredible and are testament to the great affection and loyalty Cathy has so quickly garnered in her readers. I know they are going to be utterly charmed by Wickham Hall too, which is brimming with Cathy’s quintessentially British warmth and wit. The whole team is really excited about the plans we have lined up for the year ahead – and well beyond!’
Cathy Bramley says, ‘I’m honoured and thrilled that Harriet and I will be working on more books together this year and am keeping everything crossed these three new novels will appeal to my readers every bit as much as Ivy Lane.’
Cathy Bramley ran her own marketing agency, Apples and Pears Marketing, until 2014 when she decided to focus full-time on her writing career. She self-published her first novel Conditional Love in 2013 with much success, and has since written four novels. She lives in rural Nottinghamshire with her husband and two daughters.
For further information contact Sarah Harwood, Publicity Manager: s.harwood@transworld-