Head of Zeus digital imprint Aria has signed Zoë Folbigg’s sequel to her hit e-book The Note (Aria) in a two-book deal.
Hannah Smith, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Postcard and one other title from Rebecca Ritchie at AM Heath. The Postcard will be published as a paperback original and e-book on 8th August.
Folbigg’s previous book, The Note, was based on her year-long trip round the world with a man she met on her train to work who later became her husband. It was Amazon Prime’s most downloaded book of 2018 and sold more than 250,000 across all formats, the publisher said. Bingo Productions, the company behind Channel 4’s “Lee and Dean”, has optioned film rights.
“The Postcard continues the story of Maya and her ‘Train Man’, the once-in-a-lifetime love story that readers adored,” the new book’s synopsis states. “It continues to be inspired by Folbigg’s romance, and sees her characters Maya and James embark on another journey – this time around the world.”
Folbigg said: ‘'Revisiting the story of Maya and James - characters close to my heart - has been lovely. I've told the story of how they got together many times as it was based on my own true life story of how I fell in love with my husband on my daily commute - but what's been fun has been writing a new chapter for them, what happens after Maya gets her happy ever after. And like every relationship, it's not always smooth.'’
Smith added: “Zoë is a truly incredible writer, she wowed everyone with James and Maya’s story in The Note and it’s been an absolute delight to work with her on The Postcard. I can’t wait for readers to travel around the world with two of our favourite characters from a brilliant author.”
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