The lovely Jo Fletcher, of new Quercus imprint Jo Fletcher Books, took the time to answer my questions on setting up her new sci-fi and fantasy imprint and the books due to be released. She also talks about her previous work for Gollancz and her favourite books and authors who have helped create her passion and knowledge for this exciting genre. So if you love science fiction and fantasy or you have an interest in the world of publishing then read on…
| Philip Stone
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Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Quercus), the first book in the late Swedish journalist’s Millennium thriller trilogy, has become only the sixth adult novel to sell more than two million copies since records began.
Helped by a deep-discount deal at Tesco, 10,870 copies of the book were snapped up at UK booksellers last week, taking its total sales across all print editions to 2,000,345. Since publication in January 2008, £10.9m has been spent on copies of the thriller, which sold just 14,100 copies in its original, hardcover format.
The book joins an elite group of just five other adult-audience novels to have sold more than two million copies: