Transworld has acquired three new novels by women’s romantic fiction writer Cathy Bramley, who has sold 500,000 units across print and e-book sales worldwide, since Ivy Lane published in 2014.
According to Nielsen BookScan, which covers print sales in the UK, Bramley's sales are 133,477 copies.
Transworld senior commissioning editor Francesca Best bought UK & Commonwealth and European rights from Hannah Ferguson of Hardman & Swainson literary agency.
Bramley, originally a self-published author, is behind romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby Farm, Conditional Love, Wickham Hall and The Plumberry School of Comfort Food. Bramley’s e-book novella Comfort and Joy comes out today (13th October) and upcoming novel White Lies and Wishes will be published in paperback by Transworld on 26th January 2017.
No details about the new books in the deal have been revealed.
Best said: "It’s so exciting to have reached this milestone of sales in just two and a half years, and so richly deserved for Cathy, one of the hardest-working authors I’ve had the privilege of publishing. She is a star of our Transworld list and we are just thrilled that so many readers have taken her warm, funny and romantic books to their hearts as we have. I am delighted that we have more novels to come."
Bramley said: "I’m so excited to be publishing another three books with Transworld. Finding out I sold over 500,000 copies was a thrilling moment for me and it’s incredible to be able to connect with so many readers. I’m really looking forward to writing my next book, and can’t wait for the world to see it."