'Thrilled' Faber presses button on 45,000 reprint for 'Milkman'

'Thrilled' Faber presses button on 45,000 reprint for 'Milkman'

Faber has confirmed a 45,000 reprint of Anna Burns' Milkman this morning, following its Man Booker win last night.

Faber's UK sales director Dave Woodhouse said: "We've done about 20,000 of the paperback so far, so we have about 65,000 [including the reprint], and we expect it to sell in six figures now." The paperback edition was published on 20th September.

Burns' previous sales history has been modest: Nielsen BookScan's TCM has recorded sales of 13,453 for her earlier novel No Bones, as well as 2,059 for Milkman in hardback, and 3,547 in paperback. But booksellers responded positive...

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