Geraghty Signs With Hachette Ireland And Hodder & Stoughton

In a move that clearly marks her out as a major author, Ciara Geraghty has signed a British Commonwealth rights deal with Hachette Books Ireland and Hodder & Stoughton for her next two books.

Breda Purdue, Managing Director of HBI said, ‘with three books under her belt, all published with massive bestselling success, Ciara Geraghty had firmly taken her place at the top level of women’s fiction. Aside from bestseller list and success in sales, there’s a massive word-of-mouth buzz about Ciara – among the public, the media and the trade. Ciara Geraghty’s star is on the rise.’

The deal, which was negotiated by Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau, was for ‘a significant six-figure sum’.

Hodder and HBI have published Ciara Geraghty since her 2008 debut Saving Grace. Ciara Geraghty’s editor, Ciara Doorley, says ‘Ciara is a natural storyteller and, pushing the boundaries of her genre, she combines humour, subtle observations with fantastically realized characters who stay with you forever.’

Hodder will publish Ciara’s second novel, Becoming Scarlett, in B-format paperback on 12 May, supported by a UK-wide poster campaign on the rail network. Hodder and HBI will bring their publication dates together to publish Finding Mr Flood simultaneously in B-format paperback on 13 October. Hodder will support the paperback publication with television advertising.

Carolyn Mays, Publishing Director at Hodder says ‘I’m thrilled that we have a new deal with Ciara and Hodder is very excited to be publishing this amazing talent in women’s fiction. Ciara is a writer who deserves genuine comparison to Marian Keyes – her novels transcend the chick lit genre and make you laugh out loud as well as cry.’