Picador recently acquired Sarah Butler‘s first novel Learn Ten Things About Love. Picador has made a two book deal with Sarah, who originally came through TLC as part of the ACE Free Reads Scheme via Spread the Word. The novel was assessed by TLC reader Evie Wyld.
Sarah writes: ”I was lucky enough to be offered a ‘free read’ from TLC via Spread the Word. I had just done a significant restructure of my novel (which I had been working on for the previous 4 years) and the TLC read was a brilliant opportunity to get detailed and useful feedback before sending it back to a contact I had at Picador. Because I was in a position to approach Picador directly, rather than through an agent, I knew I had to get my final draft spot on before sending it to them. Evie Wyld’s report was comprehensive and thought provoking. I didn’t do everything she suggested (!) but it was so useful to have a fresh pair of eyes on the novel and to really think through my decisions on what to change and what to leave.”
Click here to read Sarah’s publishing story. The book will be published in February 2013. Picador has bought the world rights and have now sold the novel in nine languages, and in the US. We are delighted for Sarah and look forward to showcasing her work in the showcase section of our website.