Bookouture re-sign thriller authors Hood and Halsall

Delighted to be sharing some brilliant news with you today.  

Bookouture are thrilled to have signed a new four-book contract with bestselling crime fiction author, D.K. Hood. Commissioning editor Helen Jenner has acquired world all language rights in the Detective Kane and Alton series. The first book will publish in December 2020 with the following three in 2021.

Helen said of the deal,

I couldn’t be happier to be working with D.K. Hood again. D.K. Hood’s strengths lie in her brilliant plotting and the brilliant fictional setting of Black Rock Falls. Readers love her two central characters and her tense and twisted crime stories. I cannot wait for her fans to read what she has in store in these next four books.’

Meanwhile, D.K. Hood said,

‘I’m excited and grateful to have signed another contract with Bookouture. I’m delighted to be working Helen Jenner and the inspiring team again. Writing each story is a thrilling adventure and I’m enjoying every second.’

We are also delighted to have agreed another two-book contract with bestselling psychological crime writer Rona Halsall.

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead acquired World English rights from Hayley Steed at the Madeleine Milburn Agency. The first book will publish in Spring 2020 with the second later in the year.

Isobel said of the deal:

‘I’m over the moon that I’m going to continue working with Rona. She has such a brilliant, dark, twisty imagination, and her books are full of the unexpected. Psychological crime doesn’t come much better than this, and I know readers will be as hooked as I am on her writing.’

Rona said:

‘I’m delighted to be able to write another two books with Bookouture and continue working with the fabulous team. It has been my dream for so long to be an author and I still can’t quite believe that this is now my job!’ 

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Bookouture sign Kristen Bailey

We’re delighted to be celebrating the wonderful news that Kristen Bailey will be joining the Bookouture family.

Associate Publisher Christina Demosthenous has acquired World All Language rights to two romantic comedies from Kristen Bailey. Her first novel, Has Anyone Seen My Sex Life? is a hilarious and honest look at family life and motherhood. Publishing in February 2020, it will be followed by another funny and fresh novel in June 2020.

Kristen said,

‘Joining the Bookouture family has felt like walking in on the best party. It’s upbeat, friendly, I’m being well-looked after and there is much dancing (mostly from me…). I am beyond excited to be here and work with a team that has such vision and passion for publishing and bringing books to life. My special thanks to Christina Demosthenous for championing me from the start, and for her unwavering positivity and support. As for my books, I’m going to liken them to the alcohol at this party: I hope they’re light, warming, go down well and induce fits of uncontrollable giggling where you end up hugging everyone in the room…’

Christina said,

‘Within the first few pages of reading Kristen’s book, I just knew I had to publish her. I was quite literally laughing out loud, and then I was tearing up, and then I was smiling from ear to ear, and then I was cracking up once more. Kristen writes with such flare – she’s genuinely hilarious, painting a raw and completely relatable picture of being a mother, being a wife, being a sister and a friend. I could not be more excited to unleash this unmissable novel into the world – I know readers are going to go wild for it.’

We do hope you will join us on Facebook and Twitter to welcome Kristen.

Bookouture sign Barbara Josselsohn

We are over the moon to be bringing you the fabulous news that Barbara Josselsohn will be joining the Bookouture family.

Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two warm and uplifting romances from Barbara Josselsohn via Cynthia Manson. Both books are set in the same gorgeous, rural small town in America and will publish in 2020.

Jennifer said,

‘Barbara’s writing introduces you to characters you’ll feel like you’ve known for your entire life, enveloping you in the most dazzling descriptions. I’m so pleased she’s bringing her infectious enthusiasm and wholesome small town heroines to Bookouture for two publications, which we’ve timed perfectly for summer reading.’

Barbara added,

‘I couldn’t be more thrilled to sign with Bookouture for my next two novels. The publishing team is knowledgeable and committed to excellence — and with her vision, insight, and attention to detail, Jennifer is a dream editor!’

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Bookouture sign debut author Carly Shabowski

We are delighted to share the news that Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World rights for two novels from Jo Bell at Bell Lomax Moreton by debut author Carly Schabowski.

The Ringmaster’s Daughter and The Watchmaker of Dachau are both epic, moving historical novels based on astonishing true stories of the Second World War.

Carly Schabowski said,

‘Not only am I delighted to be collaborating with the supportive team at Bookouture, I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to pursue my passion of writing WWII historical fiction. This story is centred around survival, human suffering, and the finding of love within the backdrop of the desperate and uncertain times of 1940s Europe. The passion for this story to be told is reflected by the team, in particular Kathryn Taussig, who has been its champion since the very beginning.’

Kathryn Taussig said,

‘From the moment I first read Carly’s writing I knew that she had a very special talent. Her ability to create nuanced, realistic characters and paint beautiful descriptions with her words brings the history is she writing about to life. I feel very privileged to get the chance to publish these two novels and I know Carly’s future readers are going to adore them.

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with Boland and MacDonald

We are absolutely delighted to share that we have re-signed contracts with Shalini Boland and Dee MacDonald. 

Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World All Language rights including audio, film and TV for four brand new psychological thrillers by Kindle Top Five and USA Today bestseller author Shalini Boland. Shalini has previously published eight bestselling psychological thriller novels.

Natasha Harding said,

‘I’m beyond excited to continue publishing Shalini Boland’s incredible books. The last few years have been a fantastic partnership between Shalini and Bookouture. Her publishing continues to go from strength to strength and we can’t wait to share more of her completely addictive and pulse-racing stories with her fans. These books are not to be missed!’

Shalini Boland said,

‘I’m absolutely thrilled to continue working with my wonderful editor Natasha Harding. Bookouture is a dream company to work with and I feel incredibly grateful and excited to have re-signed with them. I’m looking forward to bringing more twisty psychological thrillers to my readers. Can’t wait to get writing!’

 

Natasha has also acquired World All Language rights for two new books from author Dee MacDonald via Amanda Preston at LBA Literary Agents. Dee MacDonald has previously published four women’s fiction novels with Bookouture, with bestselling titles The Runaway Wife and The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane making her a firm favourite with readers. Dee will be turning her hand to cozy crime with her upcoming novels, featuring series character Kate Palmer.

Natasha Harding said,

‘Bookouture are extremely delighted to announce a new two book deal with the wonderfully talented Dee MacDonald. Readers have fallen in love with her relatable, true-to-life characters, warm wit and brilliant plot twists. This new Cornish cozy crime series combines all of this with a fantastic central character in Kate Palmer and very satisfying who-dunnit storylines! Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, Faith Martin and Agatha Christie.’ 

Dee MacDonald said,

‘I’m so thrilled to be doing two cozy crime books with Bookouture. This is a new genre for me and I can’t wait for you all to meet Kate Palmer – and the intriguing characters of the little Cornish village where the books are set!’

Amanda Preston said,

‘I’m so excited about this new direction for Dee. Dee has combined her trademark warmth and humour with a cracking, page-turning mystery and I’m delighted by all of Bookouture’s plans for this series.’

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Bookouture sign Clara Benson

We’re delighted to announce that Associate Publisher Christina Demosthenous has acquired World All Language rights to two novels by Clara Benson. Benson, who previously self-published a series of bestselling mysteries, has turned her hand to sweeping, evocative and stirring World War Two historical fiction, perfect for fans of We Were the Lucky Ones and All the Light We Cannot See.

Clara’s beautifully crafted first novel spans wartime, occupied France and post-war England, weaving a heart-wrenching and shocking tale of love, betrayal and dark secrets. For the Brouillards, a family of esteemed musicians in Paris, the lines between loyalty and lies are dangerously blurred, with consequences that echo through generations.

Christina Demosthenous said,

‘Clara’s exceptionally written and wonderfully atmospheric novel had me utterly glued to the pages. She brings the realties and complexities of the war beautifully – and heartbreakingly – to life, and I know that readers all over the world will be swept away by her unforgettable stories.’

Clara Benson said,

‘I’ve always been a fan of Bookouture’s dynamic, market-focused approach to publishing, so naturally I’m thrilled to be working with them on these two books. Everyone has been incredibly supportive, and a special mention goes to Christina Demosthenous, who encouraged me all the way through the writing of the first book and helped me make it better. It’s great to feel like I have the backing of an enthusiastic team who have the same aim as I do – to produce great stories that people will love!’

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Bookouture sign Noelle Harrison

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Bookouture re-sign more of your favourite women’s fiction authors

We’re delighted to be bringing you more gripping reads from some of your favourite women’s fiction authors. 

We are firstly so happy to be bringing you two new novels from Bookouture bestseller Sharon Maas.
 
Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar Smith signed World All Language rights to two new historical novels and said of the deal,
 
I absolutely love working with Sharon. When I edit her I am totally caught up in the amazing worlds she creates and the fantastic stories she brings to life. Her descriptions are second to none and her page-turning stories have readers totally in her thrall – I can’t wait to be bringing her fans two new novels.
 
Sharon said,
 
I’m delighted by the prospect of continuing my journey with Bookouture; plunging into a new fictional world is always a great adventure and now I’m already off on my tenth! The Bookouture team is the best: innovative as well as author-friendly and very responsive. I’m very excited about working with Lydia on the next two books, and look forward to sharing them with my readers. Bookouture’s team is second to none and it’s a pleasure working with them.’
 

In more fabulous news, we will be bringing you more warm and wonderful women’s fiction from Susanne O’Leary.

Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to three more books from Susanne O’Leary after the success of her gorgeous Sandy Cove series. Following another family on Ireland’s windswept shores, Susanne’s next three books will continue to provide readers with the perfect Irish escapes, discovering family secrets and unexpected romances with three women in the O’Rourke family.

Jennifer Hunt said, ‘Susanne is an absolutely joy to work with, her evocative descriptions and compelling characters have sent readers to Ireland in droves. But her stories are more than just perfect beach reads, they unlock family histories, lost connections and secrets, and the series grows ever more captivating.

Susanne O’Leary said:, ‘Working on the Sandy Cove series has been a wonderful adventure. I’m looking forward to writing these new books, bringing readers back to the west of Ireland, my favourite part of the world. I’m delighted to be working with Jennifer again, as we return to the magic world of Kerry with its quirky characters and wonderful scenery. I can’t wait to get started!’

And finally, we’re over the moon to be publishing more novels by bestseller Nicole Trope.

Associate Publisher Christina Demosthenous has acquired World All Language rights to two new dark, emotional and gripping women’s fiction novels, exploring complex family dynamics and shocking secrets.

Christina Demosthenous said,

After the roaring success of Nicole Trope’s The Boy in the Photo on both sides of the pond, I couldn’t be more excited to publish more of her novels. Nicole always writes expertly crafted, utterly riveting and heart-wrenching books that get the waterworks going, and these book promise to deliver, and then some!’

Nicole Trope said,

I am beyond delighted to be resigning with Bookouture and to be able to work with Christina again on my next two novels. I can’t wait to share these two new stories with readers.’

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Bookouture re-sign novels from Hale and Tennant

Delighted today to be sharing the news that we have re-signed contracts with two of your favourite Bookouture authors.  

Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World All Language rights, including audio, film and TV, for six brand-new, sparkling seasonal women’s fiction titles from Jenny Hale, the bestselling author of The Summer House and A Christmas to Remember. Jenny has previously published twelve titles with Bookouture.

Natasha Harding said,

‘Bookouture are SO excited to announce a new six book deal with much-loved author Jenny Hale! Jenny was one of the first women’s fiction authors to publish with Bookouture and we’re absolutely delighted to see her publishing continue to grow each year. Readers are guaranteed to fall in love with the utterly gorgeous stories we have in store – so watch this space!’

Jenny Hale said,

‘I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside this dynamic group at Bookouture. There is no one I’d trust more to bring my stories to readers than this team.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have signed three new books from Tilly Tennant.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith has also signed World English Language rights from Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn Agency, with Tilly Tennant, with the first book on the contract, A Cat Called Cupid publishing in Spring 2020. 

Lydia said,

‘I love working with Tilly – she is the ultimate professional and writes the most wonderful romantic comedies with glorious settings to lose yourself in. It is a pleasure and a privilege to publish her and I am so looking forward to continue working with her.’

Tilly said,

‘I’m delighted to be working with Bookouture on another three books. I’m very excited about what we’re planning and can’t wait to share the new stories with readers.’

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Bookouture sign historical novels by Catherine Hokin

We are delighted to announce that Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World rights in two historical novels by author Catherine Hokin from Tina Betts at Andrew Mann Literary Agency. The first book will publish in January 2020, followed by a second in May.

Catherine’s first novel is a beautifully told love story set during the Second World War in Berlin. Felix and Inge fall for each other when they meet unexpectedly in a dance hall in town – but their future is doomed. Inge is about to be married to an SS officer and Felix is part Jewish. They encounter each other again in the most terrible of circumstances.

Catherin Hokin said,

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Bookouture’s incredible family of authors and to be working with Kathryn Taussig. Her passion for good stories is infectious and I know my characters will be in the safest, most professional hands.”

Kathryn Taussig said,

“Felix and Inge’s story, which is at the heart of this gorgeous and evocative novel, is extraordinarily unique and compelling. I think readers who loved The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones and Edith Edger’s The Choice will fall in love with Catherine’s writing.”

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Bookouture re-sign psychological thriller writers Lynes and Clarke

We’re super excited today to share the news that we have re-signed contracts with two of your favourite psychological thriller writers SE Lynes and Wendy Clarke. 

Jenny Geras, Publisher, has acquired World English rights to three more novels by S.E. Lynes from Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates.

Susie is the author of MotherThe Pact, The Proposal and The Women, all of which have been Kindle UK top 100 bestsellers, as well as Valentina, which was originally published by Blackbird Digital Books.

The first book in the new contract will publish in December 2019, and will be in a new area for Lynes, and two more psychological thrillers will follow in 2020.

Jenny Geras said,

I’m delighted to be publishing three more books from Susie – and especially right now, with The Women doing so well, and getting some of the most incredible reader reviews I have ever seen. I know that Susie’s many fans will be thrilled to hear that there are three more books coming!

S.E. Lynes said,

I absolutely love working with this dynamic, brilliant and hugely supportive team, am busy writing at this very moment and cannot wait to share some more dark and twisty tales with my amazing and lovely readers. Massive love and thanks to my publisher and to all the readers who have supported me through the last five novels. I hope you enjoy the next three every bit as much.

Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two more psychological thrillers from Flash500 Novel Competition winner and kindle bestseller Wendy Clarke, whose debut What She Saw raced into the Kindle top 100 in May. Both will publish in 2020.

Jennifer said,

Wendy is an extraordinary author: her reviews are outstanding, she has an incredible flair for building tension and her books get better and better. I know I’m not the only person thrilled she’s writing more for Bookouture, with readers completely compelled by her first thriller and just as desperate for more.

Wendy added,

It’s been an absolute pleasure writing for Bookouture, especially as it’s allowed me to work with my very lovely and talented editor, Jennifer Hunt. To be given the opportunity to write two more books for this dynamic and supportive publisher is a dream come true.

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Bookouture sign three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James

We are thrilled to announce a three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner acquired World English rights from Al Guthrie at The North Agency to three books in a new US-set crime series. The first book will publish in January 2020, with two more books in the same series following later in the year.

Helen said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to have Ed James join Bookouture. Ed is an author I have always wanted to publish, so to get the opportunity to work on a new series with him is something quite special.

I knew from the moment I started reading the manuscript that I had to publish this book. In true Ed-style he has written a fast-paced, twisty crime thriller that had me unable to put the manuscript down until I had read the very last word. Ed is a master storyteller and is brimming with ideas for the rest of the series. I look forward to publishing the first one early next year.

Ed said,

I’ve been blown away by the success Bookouture has achieved with their authors over the past few years and I’m honoured and privileged to be joining their list.

My new series focuses on the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment unit based in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with action, suspense, twists and every parent’s worst fear – the abduction of their child.

I’m excited to be working with Helen Jenner and her team, and I’m grateful of the opportunity to bring something fresh to my readers and hopefully legions of new ones.

Al Guthrie said:

I’ve been a firm admirer of Bookouture’s smart and innovative publishing for a long time. It’s the perfect home for Ed James’s new series and we’re very much looking forward to bringing his terrific work to the attention of as many readers as possible on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with Kate Hewitt and Jessica Thorne

We’re on fire this week with author news and are today celebrating that we’ll be bringing you more awesome reads from Kate Hewitt and Jessica Thorne.  

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has agreed a deal for world rights in all languages to four more novels from bestselling women’s fiction author Kate Hewitt, to publish in 2020 and 2021, in both the emotional women’s fiction and historical women’s fiction genres.

Isobel Akenhead says,

Working with Kate is an absolute dream, and we have been so thrilled to see Not My Daughter become a bestseller in the UK and abroad. Her writing is beautiful, and it resonates with her many readers who – like me – are captivated by her extraordinary ability to get to the human heart of a dilemma. I’m incredibly proud to be her publisher at Bookouture and cannot wait to read her new novels.

Kate Hewitt says,

I’m delighted to continue to work with Isobel and the whole Bookouture team. They are a wonderful and innovative publisher in all aspects of the industry, and they’re absolutely brilliant to work with. I can’t wait to write more women’s fiction as well as some new historical novels, all with the deep emotion I love to evoke.

 

Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English rights in two more commercial fantasy novels by acclaimed author Jessica Thorne from Sallyanne Sweeney at Mulcahey Associates. The first novel, Mageborn, will publish in February 2020, followed by the second book in the series in May 2020.

Mageborn follows the story of Grace, an orphan who has been trained as an elite soldier to track down Mageborns – those who are born with forbidden magic – and destroy them if they don’t surrender their power to the Crown. But then Grace herself begins to show the first signs of magic. Only the mysterious Lord of Thorns, the castle recluse, can help her now…. if he doesn’t destroy her first.

Jessica Thorne says,

I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Bookouture on a new series. Fantasy romance has always been my first love, so it is wonderful to plunge into this world of adventure, love and magic. Ever since I was little I’ve wanted to write stories like this, so I am over the moon to have the opportunity. Kathryn and the team have been a dream to work with and I can’t wait to see where this new adventure brings us.

Kathryn Taussig says,

The concept of Mageborn gripped me from the start. Like Jessica’s previous novels – The Queen’s Wing and The Stone’s HeartMageborn’s protagonist, Grace, is a courageous young woman who must find the strength within to fight an evil force that’s threatening everything she loves. I know that both Jessica’s existing fans and new readers are going to adore this absolutely brilliant book.

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Bookouture sign Audible bestselling author Alex Callister

In even more exciting news this week, we are delighted to share that Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English rights for two books from Ben Clark at The Soho Agency by Audible bestselling author Alex Callister.

Alex Callister’s debut novel Winter Dark is Audible’s 2019 Thriller of the Year and will be published by Bookouture in ebook and paperback in January 2020. The sequel to Winter DarkWinter Rising – will follow later that spring.

Alex Callister said,

I am delighted to be working with Kathryn who has loved Winter from the start and am looking forward to bringing Winter to a wider global audience with Bookouture.

Kathryn Taussig said,

I first read Winter’s story when it was in its early stages, and it has stuck in my mind ever sense. Winter Dark has so many grippingly suspenseful moments, but it also has complex and genuine characters you completely fall in love with. Winter is an absolute powerhouse – you want to follow her to the ends of the earth!

Alex Callister has spent her career in the city charting the rise of the internet and is fascinated by the dark web and its potential to facilitate crime. An action movie fan, her books are full of cult references. Her kick-ass heroine, Winter, was inspired by Bond, Bourne, John Wick, Vin Diesel, Jack Reacher and many others.

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Bookouture acquire two crime thriller novels from Dana Perry

We’re so excited today to share the news that we’ll be bringing you a new crime thriller series from Dana Perry.

Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World rights in two crime thriller novels by American author Dana Perry from Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates. The beginning of a new series, the first book will publish in November 2019, followed by a second in March 2020.

The story follows Manhattan-based crime reporter Jessie Tucker, who is investigating the murder of a young woman in Central Park. When the police gun down a suspect early on, it seems the case might die with him… even though the evidence points to a violent repeat offender still at large. Suddenly, it’s up to Jessie to track down the real killer before he finds his next victim.

Dana Perry said,

I love stories about the media, which is why I wrote my debut novel about a young woman newspaper reporter named Jessie Tucker who shockingly discovers that nothing about her own life is what it seems to be. And I’m delighted to be working with the terrific team at Bookouture on this – plus more Jessie Tucker to come in the very near future.

Kathryn Taussig said

I found Dana Perry’s debut novel unbelievably gripping – unputdownable and compelling until the last page. I think readers are going to love Jessie Tucker as much as I did, and the atmospheric New York setting is just the icing on the cake!

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Bookouture sign deal for two WW2 time-split novels from bestselling Kindle author Daniela Sacerdoti

We are SO EXCITED today to share the news that Bookouture have signed a deal for two WW2 time-split novels from bestselling Kindle author Daniela Sacerdoti.

Associate Publisher Jessie Botterill has struck a deal with Ariella Feiner at United Agents for two new novels from women’s fiction superstar Daniela Sacerdoti. Author of the bestselling Glen Avich and Seal Island series which have sold over one million copies in ebook to date, Sacerdoti’s debut novel Watch Over Me was named the eighth bestselling Kindle book of all time in 2015, when she was also ranked as the eleventh top-selling Kindle author.

Daniela is currently working on Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky, the first of two dual narrative historical novels set in Italy and inspired by incredible true stories, some from her own family history. Bookouture have WAL, audio and film and TV rights for both books.

Jessie said,

Daniela’s energy and passion for writing is totally infectious and she always adds that extra something special for her readers. Working with her is a dream come true and I’m just so excited for what’s to come.

Daniela responded,

At some point in the last couple of years, I realised that so many of the books I downloaded and loved had one thing in common: they’d been published by Bookouture! I am now honoured, and quite amazed at the serendipity, to be one of their writers.

Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky will be published in October 2019, with the second book coming in the spring of 2020.

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Gregg Olsen, the Number One New York Times and Amazon bestselling author, signs with Bookouture

We are totally thrilled to announce that Gregg Olsen, the Number One New York Times and Amazon bestselling author has signed with Bookouture.

Publisher, Claire Bord has acquired World All Language rights for three books in a new crime thriller series by Gregg Olsen featuring detective Rylee Cassidy, from Susan Raihofer at the David Black Literary Agency. Gregg’s signing marks the current expansion of Bookouture’s US-focussed publishing which has already launched USA Today bestselling authors Lisa Regan and D.K. Hood.

Claire Bord said,

An award-winning author, Gregg has amassed an incredible following for both his fiction and non-fiction. The thread that runs through all his work is his ability to give readers an insight into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances. We are very excited to be working with Gregg on his new detective series and expanding his readership even further.

Gregg said,

I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of publishing a series in rapid-fire sequence. Bookouture and my protagonist Rylee Cassidy are the perfect partners to take my readers on a relentlessly thrilling journey in short order. I’m very excited to work with Claire and her team.

The first book in the series will launch in November 2019 with the second book due for release in Spring 2020.

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Christina Demosthenous promoted to Associate Publisher at Bookouture

We are UBER EXCITED today to share the news that Bookouture have promoted Christina Demosthenous to the role of Associate Publisher.

Demosthenous moved from Headline to Bookouture in November 2017, and since then has built up a list which covers a number of genres including book club, psychological thriller, romance, historical and commercial women’s fiction. Her recent bestsellers include Sophie Ranald’s Sorry Not Sorry and Shirley Dickson’s The Orphan Sisters.

Demosthenous will start her new role on 3 June, and will report to Ruth Tross, Publishing Director, who joins Bookouture at the end of May.

Jenny Geras, Publisher, said,

We are thrilled to see Christina taking on this new role. In her time at Bookouture so far, she has impressed us all with her commercial instincts, her creativity and copywriting skills and her brilliant editorial work and author care. I know she’ll do an excellent job in this new role, both in growing her own list and in taking on management of other members of the editorial team.

Demosthenous said,

I couldn’t be more excited about my new role at Bookouture. It’s such a thrill working with such an innovative and inspiring team that continues to lead the market, and I’m incredibly passionate about what we do here. I have learnt so much since joining the company 18 months ago, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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Bookouture publish 500th title

We are absolutely delighted and as proud as punch to announce that today we publish our 500th Bookouture title!

Our 500th publication is Blood Broken by Lindsay J. Pryor. Blood Broken the finale in the Blackthorn series combines sizzling passion with a dark, complex and dangerous dystopian world. Readers around the globe have been eagerly awaiting the final instalment in this bestselling series.

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Blood Shadows, which was the first book in the Blackthorn series, was also the VERY FIRST title that Bookouture published way back in November 2012.

What a fabulous way to celebrate our 500th book. Congratulations to everyone who has been part of this amazing journey.

Founder and CEO Oliver Rhodes said,

I am very proud to have published Blood Shadows as Bookouture’s first book and it seems fitting that Blood Broken should be our five hundredth, six-and-a-half years later. Bookouture has grown quickly over that time – from a one-person start-up to a team of twenty six, with over twenty-five million copies sold. At the heart of everything though has always been great story-telling and the Blackthorn series is a brilliant example of that. Having already read my copy of Blood Broken, I know that readers are set for a thrilling finale.

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Bookouture re-sign more books from your favourite fiction authors

We are super excited today to share the fabulous news that we have re-signed contracts with some of your favourite Bookouture authors.  

Isobel Akenhead has acquired world rights to Karen King’s next heart-warming, feel-good Christmas novel – SINGLE ALL THE WAY which will publish in October 2019.

Set just before Christmas it tells the story of a mother and daughter who break up with their husbands at the same time. Escaping to a remote cottage in Cornwall together, they start to repair their hearts. But who will find happiness, and who will find their way home?

Isobel said,

Like so many readers, I absolutely love Karen’s warm, emotional, romantic writing style and I am so thrilled to be working with her again. I think this book has huge potential and will speak to mothers and daughters everywhere.

Karen said,

I’m so delighted to be published by Bookouture again. Isobel is a fantastic editor to work with, her enthusiasm for my ideas is so encouraging and her editorial advice is always spot on. I’m particularly delighted to be setting another Christmas book in Cornwall, a place that is so close to my heart, and to explore the special mother-daughter relationship that is at the heart of my novel. I hope that readers enjoy it as much as they enjoyed Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel.

We will also be publishing two more hilarious romantic comedies by Sophie Ranald. Christina Demosthenous acquired World All Language rights to two new novels from Araminta Whitley at The Soho Agency, to be published in 2020.

Christina said,

It has been such a thrill publishing Sorry Not Sorry, which has been a runaway bestseller for us ever since it published. Sophie’s writing is smart, sassy and makes me spit out my tea with laughter whenever I’m editing it, and I cannot wait to blow away her fans with more fantastic books.

Sophie said,

Working with Bookouture over the past 12 months has been an absolute delight. The support I’ve received from Christina and the rest of the team has been amazing, and the strong sales of Sorry Not Sorry are testament to their hard work and expert knowledge of the market. I’m thrilled to be working with them on two more novels following the release of It’s Not You, It’s Him in June.

We will also be publishing two more novels by Drew Davies. Christina Demosthenous acquired World English Language rights to two women’s fiction novels from Hattie Grunewald at Blake Friedmann, to be published in 2020 and 2021.

Christina said,

Drew’s writing is hilarious, heartfelt, and utterly unique. His high-concept novels have won over his fans with their delightful quirkiness, and I cannot wait to unleash these gorgeous gems to the world!

Drew said,

 Wow, what can I say – just to be nominated is such an honour, but to win… What? I didn’t win an award? I don’t know, most enthusiastic newcomer or something? Oh I see, the announcement! Where to begin? Christina is one of the smartest people I’ve ever had the privilege of working with. The team at Bookouture is an author’s dream. I can’t wait to write my next two books – and maybe, just maybe, I’ll win an award for most enthusiastic newcomer one day after all!

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