Transworld has acquired three further novels from Cathy Bramley, including one previously self-published story.
Senior commissioning editor Harriet Bourton bought British Commonwealth rights to Appleby Farm, Conditional Love and White Lies and Wishes through The Marsh Agency.
Transworld published Bramley’s Ivy Lane as a digital serial earlier this year, and will follow the same pattern with Appleby Farm.
Appleby Farm, which centres on Freya Moorcroft, suddenly called back to her childhood home when the family farm falls into debt, will be published between February and May 2015. Each monthly part will comprise 10 chapters of the story, plus what Transworld is calling “mini-plots” within those parts.
A paperback edition of Appleby Farm will then be released in autumn 2015.
Transworld will publish Conditional Love and White Lies and Wishes as standalones.
Conditional Love was originally self-published in October 2013. Transworld said readers would enjoy an update and a refreshed cover design when it releases the e-book later this year and the paperback in 2015.
Bourton said: “We are so excited about Cathy’s future. Not only has she created another irresistibly charming romantic comedy with Appleby Farm, but the two standalone novels are brilliantly entertaining too. Ivy Lane has proven that people are eager to read bite-size fiction, and the terrific reactions the stories have received are a sign that people love Cathy’s writing as much as I do.”
White Lies and Wishes is expected to be released in spring 2016.