Waterstones selects Australian author for UK ‘Book of the Month’ promotion
Melbourne-born, Edinburgh-based author Anthony O’Neill’s forthcoming novel Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek (Xoum, September) has been chosen by UK bookselling chain Waterstones as its Scottish ‘Book of the Month’ for September.
Waterstones will promote the UK edition of the book, published by Black & White Publishing, in each of its 275 stores.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek is a historical mystery that follows the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Xoum will also release new editions of two titles from O’Neill’s backlist, Scheherazade and The Lamplighter, in September.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Waterstones’ ‘Book of the Month’ promotion has had a significant impact on the sales of the titles selected. The chain’s August fiction Book of the Month, Helen Dunmore’s Birdcage Walk (Windmill), shot to 24th place in the UK bestseller charts following its selection.
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