Nosy Crow has said it has broken the one million sales mark for the first time with its The Rescue Princess series, written by author Paula Harrison and illustrated by Sharon Tancredi.
The publisher has sold almost 10,000 copies of the books in the UK through Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market. The vast majority of the remaining sales were of export sales in other countries, and very small number of e-books.
Kate Wilson, m.d. of Nosy Crow, said: “The success of The Rescue Princesses in particular and Paula Harrison’s work more generally is all the more satisfying and exciting because The Rescue Princesses is a “slushpile” find: Adrian Soar, our commercial director, read the manuscript of what became the first book in the series in the first months of Nosy Crow’s existence. Paula’s spot-on sense of her audience, and her ability to tell put together a terrific plot with all the right ingredients was there from the start.
To mark the occasion, Nosy Crow presented author Harrison with a golden crow’s egg engraved with the words Corvus Curiosus, which is Latin for Nosy Crow.
The Rescue Princesses series comprises 12 books and the first title, The Rescue Princesses: The Secret Promise, was published in April 2012. Other books include The Rescue Princesses: The Snow Jewel and The Rescue Princesses: The Shimmering Stone.