Transworld postpones launch of Ruth Jones’ second novel until September

From The Bookseller:

The publication of Ruth Jones’ second novel Us Three (Transworld) has been postponed from 14th May to 3rd September to avoid jeopardising promotional plans for [the] book following the coronavirus outbreak.

Transworld was clear that Jones’ book tour, originally scheduled for 10th–19th May in collaboration with FANE, has not been cancelled.

Given the current circumstances, with events being cancelled across the country, a spokesperson for Transworld said it was “mindful” of the fact that a huge proportion of Jones’ promotional platform is through events. To avoid jeopardising this, the decision to postpone publication of the book has been taken pre-emptively by Transworld.

Jones’ agent, Jonny Geller, c.e.o. Original Talent and chairman, Curtis Brown, commented: “We took the decision to move Ruth‘s publication date because so much of the success of her debut novel, Never Greener, was as a result of her meeting readers, supporting bookshops on tour and having the space to talk about her book at public events. Ruth wants to do the same again for her new novel, Us Three, and support the trade as much as she can and looks forward to launching this joyful novel in September.”

Link to the rest at The Bookseller