Bookouture sign thriller author Richard Parker

We are chuffed to the max to announce that we have acquired three heart-stopping thrillers from the very talented Richard Parker. Be My Killer will be published at the end of April 2017, followed by a second in July, and a third in November. Commissioning Editor Natalie Butlin acquired WAL rights including audio.

Natalie said:

I was so completely gripped from the first gruesome, twisted murder that I forgot to get off my train. I might not want to meet him on a dark night, but I’m absolutely delighted to be Richard’s editor. His ideas are incredible, of-the-moment, and never-ending. This is a slick, perfectly-paced thriller with a killer hook. Richard already has a strong following for his dark thrillers and I am excited about having the chance to grow that audience.

Richard said:

In an industry rapidly moving away from long-established practices it’s great to join a publishing house that is savvy, cutting edge and committed to maximizing new opportunities with a truckload of positive energy. Bookouture continue to assemble an impressive stable of exceptional authors and I feel very privileged to be joining them for what should be a very interesting time ahead.

Do join us over on Twitter and Facebook to welcome Richard to the Bookouture family.

Bookouture builds new commercial fiction team

We’re delighted to announce that we are expanding our commercial fiction publishing team and, as a key component of this, Jenny Geras will be joining Bookouture from Cornerstone!

Jenny, currently Publishing Director at Arrow, will join Bookouture as Publishing Director and brings with her a wealth of commercial expertise. Her role will be to build a new publishing team within Bookouture, which will signal the start of an exciting 12 months for us.

We are also over the moon to announce that Claire Bord has been promoted to Publisher and will oversee all publishing activity. Claire said of Jenny’s appointment:

We are delighted to have someone of her calibre to establish and lead a new team. We’re very excited to see what we can achieve together and expect a very busy and successful 2017.

Jenny will start at Bookouture in the new year and commented:

I’ve been hugely impressed with what Bookouture have achieved over the last few years, and the opportunity to join them and build a new team at this point was too exciting to resist.

And, as if this weren’t enough, we are also welcoming the very talented Jessie Botterill to Bookouture as Commissioning Editor, starting in November. Jessie is currently working as a literary agent at Janklow and Nesbitt and, in her new role, will be acquiring commercial fiction. Claire Bord said of Jessie:

We were very impressed by Jessie’s commercial instincts and know that she will make an excellent Commissioning Editor. We’re always looking for high potential candidates who we think can become the leading lights in the industry and Jessie definitely belongs in that category.

We are delighted to welcome Jenny and Jessie to Bookouture and are hugely excited to see what 2017 brings! Please do join in with the congratulations over on Facebook and Twitter.