Joel Rickett shares 'magic' behind Charlie Mackesy’s bestselling début

Joel Rickett shares 'magic' behind Charlie Mackesy’s bestselling début

Ebury m.d. Joel Rickett has revealed the “magic” and “logistical challenges” behind the bestselling debut The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) which saw the publisher recruit two drivers to transport copies from Italy, battling storms and landslides to get copies onto shelves. 

Dubbed as a surprise hit by almost a dozen booksellers on Tuesday (9th December), sales of Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated fable have soared 44% upwards in volume week on week, securing the Hardback Non-Fiction number one for the first time. Its first full week of sales following its Waterstones Book of th...

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