Shortlist boost for Orange authors

<p>Sales of Attica Locke&#39;s d&eacute;but novel, <em>Black Water Rising</em> (Serpent&#39;s Tail), soared a massive 8,950% week on week in its new mass market edition following its inclusion on this year&#39;s Orange Prize shortlist. </p><p>During the seven days to 24th April the book sold 1,086 copies, up from just 12 the previous week.</p><p>Monique Roffey&#39;s <em>The White Woman on the Green Bicycle</em> (Pocket) has also seen a boost, jumping from just 37 copies sold to 1,355 (up 3,560% week on week), while Barbara Kingsolver&#39;s <em>The Lacuna </em>(Faber) enjoyed a 2,049% week-on-week boost, from 99 copies sold to 2,127. Both titles had new paperback editions.</p><p>However, Hilary Mantel&#39;s Man Booker-winner <em>Wolf Hall </em>(Fourth Estate) saw sales fall 6.9% week on week. Despite this, it was comfortably the bestseller on the shortlist last week with 9,602 sales across all editions. </p><p>Rosie Alison&#39;s <em>The Very Thought of You</em> (Alma) sold 2,764 copies, up 152% on the previous week, while Lorrie Moore&#39;s <em>A Gate at the Stairs </em>(Faber) received a 707% week on week boost from 99 copies sold to 2,127. </p>