I met with my editor in London yesterday, and there was some good news - my novel might be out as early as late October! This is an incredibly fast turnaround time, and is hopefully indicative of the faith the publishing house has in it.
He also took me through how they are going to try and sell the book to foreign publishing houses, at the London Book Fair later this month, and at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
As it stands, it seems the novel will be released pretty much simultaneously in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India. We are hoping it will also be taken up by an American publisher, so watch this space!