Kate Morton sales top 10m worldwide

Kate Morton sales top 10m worldwide

Sales of Kate Morton’s four novels have topped more than 10m worldwide, her UK publisher Pan Macmillan has revealed in the run-up to the release of her fifth title, The Lake House.

The first four novels by the Australian author - The House at Riverton (2007), published first in Australia as The Shifting Fog in 2006, The Forgotten Garden (2008), The Distant Hours (2010) and The Secret Keeper (2012) - have all been number one bestsellers around the world, and earlier this year, UK sales of The House at Riverton reached the 1m mark, said Pan Macmillan.

The publisher's Mantle imprint will publish The Lake House on 22nd October with a major PR campaign, including a brand partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, above-the-line and digital advertising, blanket review coverage and a 10-city promotional tour.

Morton has been interviewed on Book Break, Pan Macmillan’s YouTube channel, and will tour the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Spain in October, November and December.

Her Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, which holds world rights to the novels, is also hosting a celebratory party at Frankfurt Book Fair this week.