Piccadilly signs Sloan

Piccadilly signs Sloan

Piccadilly Press has won a hotly contested UK auction for Holly Goldberg Sloan’s new novel, Counting by 7s.

Publisher Brenda Gardner bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Donne Forrest atPenguin US in the title, winning a three-way auction for the 10+ book. Gardner plans to publish the “immensely heartwarming” book in May 2014.

She said: “Stories like this are rare and utterly irresistible, and appeal to all age groups.”

She said Piccadilly will “pull out all the stops” to market the title, and confirmed that Sloan will embark on a UK author tour on the book’s publication.