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Paris Mon Amour to be released in paperback under new Literary Sofa imprint

litrerarysofa-rgb-largeAs hinted here more than once – remember my new year ‘making things happen’ mantra? –  I have some pretty big news!  It’s already gone live to Bookbrunch subscribers this morning (thanks, Bookbrunch) and, hoping you’ll excuse the weirdness of me referring to myself in the third person on my own blog, I am thrilled to share the official announcement with you all here:

Isabel Costello is to release a paperback edition of her debut novel Paris Mon Amour on 22 May under a new Literary Sofa imprint, building on the identity of her popular book blog.

Paris Mon Amour is a story of desire, betrayal and devastating loss, in which 40-year-old Alexandra embarks on an intense affair with Jean-Luc, the much younger son of her husband’s best friend.

It was first published in ebook by Canelo in June 2016, and in audiobook by Audible. The latest development is in response to demand from readers and interest from bricks-and-mortar retailers.

paris-mon-amour-pb-jacketMatt Bates, Fiction Buyer at WH Smith Travel and a recent judge of the Costa Novel Award says: “I was lucky enough to read Paris Mon Amour in manuscript last year and have been begging for a print version ever since. Isabel Costello has a distinctive and stylish voice and Paris Mon Amour is elegant, taut and deeply evocative. I believe it will resonate with many readers to become a word-of-mouth and must-read bestseller this summer.”

Costello says: “Publishing Paris Mon Amour in paperback through my own Literary Sofa imprint is a really exciting step. I am grateful to my agent and digital publishers for their continued support, and to those whose heartfelt response to the book has made this an unmissable opportunity.”

Iain Millar of Canelo says: “We’re delighted to see such enthusiasm for Isabel’s wonderful book, and are thoroughly enjoying working with her new imprint on the paperback edition. Print aficionados will no doubt love the novel as much as her ebook fans do.”

Diana Beaumont of Marjacq Scripts says: “I am thrilled that Paris Mon Amour will be reaching a wider readership in its paperback incarnation, especially as there has been such a fantastic response from readers and retailers alike. I can’t wait to see finished copies in the bookshops.”

Huge thanks once again to everybody mentioned above, to my readers and fellow writers and bloggers who got behind the book in such an amazing way on its first release.  And to everyone who lobbied relentlessly for a paperback – YOU GOT IT!

About Isabel Costello

Writer (novels: Paris Mon Amour 2017; Scent 2021).Host of the Literary Sofa blog. Co-founder of Resilience for Writers with Voula Tsoflias. Perfume lover and Francophile.


31 thoughts on “Paris Mon Amour to be released in paperback under new Literary Sofa imprint

  1. Congratulations Isabel, and well deserved! Clarissa

    Posted by Clarissa Botsford | February 7, 2017, 12:15
  2. Great news. Now you can sign a copy for me!

    Posted by Mike Clarke | February 7, 2017, 12:16
  3. How exciting! Go Isabel, go!!!

    Posted by helenmackinven | February 7, 2017, 12:25
  4. Congratulations Isabel – great news, well done!Susan x

    Posted by susan.soper@talk21.com | February 7, 2017, 12:28
  5. Can not wait for the paperback and already have a couple of people in mind to give it to, so I will be buying 3 copies! Well done Isabel, exciting news x

    Posted by louisewalters12 | February 7, 2017, 14:16
  6. That is fantastic news! Jen xx

    Posted by Jennifer Grigg | February 7, 2017, 14:17
  7. Well done, Isabel, such an exciting development and a logical step on your excellent blog.

    Posted by Annecdotist | February 7, 2017, 14:34
  8. Really exciting news – congratulations, Isabel! Cathy x

    Posted by Catherine De'Freitas (@cathy_defreitas) | February 7, 2017, 21:43
  9. Well this is jolly thrilling! And your own imprint! Triply impressive, m’dear.
    Very much looking forward to this. Congratulations and all power to your pen.

    Posted by Whisks | February 8, 2017, 12:33
  10. Congratulations on the book and the imprint.. Well done. Your novel is great on Kindle but there is something wonderful about holding the paper book in your hand,

    Enjoy your well earned success


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    Posted by Wendy Robertson | February 8, 2017, 14:37
  11. Congratulations, I loved Paris Mon Amour and I can’t wait to gift it to people 🙂

    Posted by raven avery | February 8, 2017, 16:34
  12. thats tremendous news Isabel – how you managed to keep this under your hat for so long I can’t imagine. I took the e-e-book with me intending to read it during my hospital stay but never got anywhere near it. Dont worry though I am earmarking this for next week to coincide with St Valentines Day…..

    Posted by BookerTalk | February 8, 2017, 16:59
  13. Looking forward to buying the paperback. And the literary sofa imprint of book crossed with sofa will look great on the spine.

    Posted by Charlotte | February 13, 2017, 19:23
  14. I’m late to the party but this is great news – particularly as my eBook copy is languishing with the very best of intentions on my iPad Kindle but, try as I might, I just can’t get over there to read the few eBooks I’ve bought. I’m a bath book reader and I don’t think that’s ever going to change. Still, I’ll be the proud owner of an eBook and paperback version of Paris Mon Amour – can’t be bad! Well done, Isabel.

    Posted by Jackie Buxton | March 1, 2017, 13:33
  15. Hi Isabel, I happened upon your blog through the WordPress reader and decided to get Paris Mon Amour. It starts out amazingly well 🙂 I meant to ask you, do you have training in the visual arts?

    Posted by Mira at HappierHealthier.Blog | April 1, 2021, 17:49

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