Bookouture acquired by Hachette UK

We are very excited today to share the news that Bookouture has been acquired by Hachette UK – the second largest publisher in the UK. Hachette is home to publishing divisions like Orion, Little, Brown and Headline and many massive bestselling authors – from JK Rowling, to Ian Rankin, to Carole Matthews.

We’ve known the Hachette team for some time and as well as being some of the best people in the business, they very much share our vision for developing and growing Bookouture.

Oliver Rhodes, our CEO comments

‘Seeing Bookouture flourish in the past four years has been an incredible and rare privilege – we have an extremely talented and dedicated team and a fantastic group of authors who we are very proud of. What is so exciting about taking this next step and becoming part of Hachette UK is that it will help us to build on the significant momentum we already have and achieve even greater things for our authors.’

With the move to Hachette, our goals are still the same – to keep improving our publishing model and the value that we add to our authors. We now have even greater resources to do that.

We know the coming years will be a very exciting time for us and look forward to sharing that with you.

Read the full press release below


Hachette Acquires Bookouture Press Release by bookouture on Scribd

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.