Michaelides' debut nets 'unprecedented' 50 foreign sales

Michaelides' debut nets 'unprecedented' 50 foreign sales

Alex Michaelides’ novel The Silent Patient has reached 50 foreign sales, described as “a record-breaker" for a thriller debut. 

The landmark global rights grab comes three years after Orion acquired the book for six figures, in one of the biggest debut deals agency Rogers, Coleridge & White (RCW) had secured in the previous five-year period. RCW subsequently secured the largest number of territories for a UK thriller pre-publication – 37 – three months before publishing, with Brad Pitt’s film company bagging film rights. Since publication in February 2019, The Silent Patient has now sold t...

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