Hannah Bond joins Bookouture

We’re delighted to announce some exciting internal Bookouture news. 

Hannah Bond, previously Editorial Assistant at Hodder, will join the company as Publishing Executive on 7th May.

Publishing Executive Hannah Bond will report to Associate Publisher Natasha Harding, who joined the company in 2017 from Avon, HarperCollins, and will work closely with her and Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt.

Harding said,

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Hannah Bond to the Bookouture family. Hannah already has an impressive track record, working with authors such as David Nicholls, Angela Clarke and Sabine Durrant. Hannah’s infectious enthusiasm and creativity coupled with her self-confessed love of data and organisation feels like the perfect fit for our dynamic, innovative publishing team.

Bond said,

I will miss Hodder, and all my excellent colleagues and the authors I’ve worked with, hugely, but I’m delighted to be joining Bookouture. I’ve been watching their innovative, forward-looking digital publishing with keen interest, and I’m very grateful to have been given the opportunity to become a part of their fantastic team.

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Bookouture has signed two new novels from million copy bestselling author K.L. Slater.

We are OVER THE MOON to share that Bookouture has signed two new novels from million copy bestselling author K.L. Slater. 

Lydia Vassar-Smith, Associate Publisher at Bookouture signed World English Rights from Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson.

Vassar Smith said,

In a market crowded with psychological thrillers Kim is still a market leader and one who I am enormously proud to publish. Kim delivers books that are high-concept and original with that elusive stand-out quality. It is a real privilege to work with someone of Kim’s calibre.

Slater said,

After years of trying to get published, I found success in my forties as an award-winning children’s writer. Although I enjoyed writing young adult fiction, I never forgot my first love… writing crime. In 2016, I signed with Bookouture to write psychological thrillers. I could never have imagined I would go on to sell over a million copies of my titles in only two years. This new contract means I get to carry on writing what I love best. I’m so grateful to my agent, publisher and, of course, to my fantastic readers. Sometimes dreams can take a while to realise but for me, returning to a life of crime was definitely worth the wait!

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Bookouture sign Ruby Hummingbird

We are overjoyed to be welcoming Ruby Hummingbird and her heartwarming and moving novels to Bookouture.

Commissioning Editor Christina Demosthenous has acquired two up-lit novels from Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Literary Agency. Ruby Hummingbird’s The Wish List of Albie Young will publish in November 2019, followed by a second book next year.

Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things, The Wish List of Albie Young tells the story of Maria Maple, who lives a very ordered life. On Monday, she does her weekly shop. On Tuesday, she goes for a blow-dry. On Wednesday, she visits the laundrette. And on Thursday – her favourite day of all – she sees her dear friend Albie Young. Except, one Thursday, Albie doesn’t turn up to their favourite café. And when she discovers what has happened to him, and what he has left behind, in the form of his secret wish list, her world is turned well and truly upside down.

Christina Demosthenous said,

I am so proud and excited at the prospect of working with Ruby. Her writing is full of heart, wit, emotion and humour, and reading her stories is like sipping your favourite hot chocolate on a crisp winter’s day – it’s comforting, uplifting and incredibly moreish! The Wish List of Albie Young made me laugh, cry, and give my loved ones a good old cuddle, and I cannot wait for it to warm the hearts of readers around the world. I know that in Ruby we have a fresh and bold new voice in reading group fiction, and I’m certain she’s going to be the next Big Thing.

Ruby Hummingbird said,

I am thrilled to be joining the team at Bookouture – I have admired them from afar for a very long time. Working with them, they are proving to just be as dynamic, friendly and exciting as I hoped they’d be!

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Maisie Lawrence promoted to Commissioning Editor at Bookouture

We’re so very excited to share that Bookouture have promoted Maisie Lawrence to the role of Commissioning Editor.

Maisie is currently a Publishing Executive at Bookouture, and prior to joining in February 2018, worked at Simon and Schuster and Canelo, and was also a co-founder of Pride in Publishing.

Whilst in her current role, Maisie has worked on the prolific Betty Rowlands backlist publishing programme, as well as starting to grow her own list with authors Beth Miller and J. M. Hewitt.

Publisher Jenny Geras said of the promotion,

Congratulations to Maisie on her very well-deserved promotion. Since joining Bookouture last year, she has done brilliant work alongside many of our editors on their authors, at the same time as starting to grow her own list. We can’t wait to see what she does next.

Maisie Lawrence said,

I’m thrilled to be stepping into this role within a team I already love and which is so supportive, creative and forward-looking. I’ve learned a huge amount since I started at Bookouture and I love the author-centric, data-driven way that we work. I can’t wait to find some incredible writers and bring more commercial bestsellers to our brilliant list.

We do hope you’ll join us on social media to celebrate the great news!

Bookouture sign debut author Kelly Heard

We are very excited to share that Publishing Executive Leodora Darlington has acquired World All Language rights for two novels from debut author Kelly Heard.

Kelly’s first book is a beautiful and heart-breaking novel about a woman scarred by a painful past, searching for her lost daughter and trying to finally find happiness. The Fortune Teller’s Promise will publish in October 2019, with book two following in February 2020.

Leodora says,

Kelly’s debut novel is really something special. In the opening, we meet Adella Shaw as she discovers that the baby girl she gave up for adoption is missing. What follows is an utterly compelling book about the endurance of love and the power of forgiveness, set against the backdrop of the beautiful valleys and mountains of rural Virginia. Kelly’s writing is both stunning and gripping, and we are so lucky to be welcoming her into the fold. I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on this book – it’s an absolute must read. Kelly is an absolute joy to work with and fans of Kristin Hannah and Where the Crawdads Sing will fall in love with her writing.

Kelly says,

I’m pleased beyond words to be publishing my debut novel with Bookouture. From our first conversation, I felt that Leodora shared my vision and enthusiasm for my story, and working with her has been a joy. I’m beyond thrilled to begin this new journey with such an exquisite and talented team!

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Bookouture re-sign thriller authors Merritt, Sanderson and Chase

WE’RE VERY EXCITED to share the news that we’ve re-signed contracts with some of your favourite thriller authors. 

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner has acquired World All Language rights from Charlie Viney at The Viney Shaw Agency for two books in a new series from crime author Chris Merritt. The first book in the new Lockhart and Green detective series will publish in March 2020, with the second book following in July 2020.

Helen Jenner said of the announcement,

I’m thrilled to be working with Chris Merritt on this new series. Having published Chris’s first three books at Bookouture, I am in awe of his storytelling and character building. He is able to weave brilliantly tight crime plots with wonderfully crafted characters that truly engage crime fans. I’m very excited to introduce readers to Lockhart and Green.

Chris Merritt said of the announcement,

I loved working with Bookouture on my first three novels and I can’t wait to develop this new series – taking readers to some dark and disturbing places in the minds of serial killers. I’ll be drawing on my own professional background to write the character of Dr Lexi Green, a clinical psychologist who helps police untangle complex murder cases in London. I’m excited to write her as well as a host of other new characters – particularly Detective Inspector Dan Lockhart, an ex-soldier who’s trying to come to terms with his wife’s disappearance… though he’s the only one who believes she’s still alive.

Commissioning Editor Christina Demosthenous has acquired World English Language rights for two new psychological thrillers by Lesley Sanderson, from Hayley Steed at Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. The first book will be published in November 2019, followed by a second book in April 2020.

Christina Demosthenous said,

I couldn’t be more excited to publish more novels by Lesley. She writes sharp, thrilling and clever stories, packed full of twists, which explore the dark, obsessive and dangerous side of female friendships. Her next two books promise to keep her fans on their toes!

Lesley Sanderson said,

I’m thrilled to be offered another two book deal with Bookouture. I’ve loved the whole experience of working with such an inspiring team and in particular editing with Christina is a joy. I can’t wait to get more books out into the world and I am grateful to everyone who reads my books.

Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig has acquired World All Language rights for a new cozy crime series from Amazon top-twenty bestselling author Clare Chase. The first book will follow obituary writer Eve Mallow as she attempts to solve a mysterious murder in her charming village of Saxford St. Peter. It will be published in January 2020, followed by the second two novels later in the year.

Kathryn Taussig said,

Clare is a joy to work with and I love the life she brings to her characters and the complex relationships between them. This new series will play to all her strengths and hopefully bring her a bevy of new fans. It’s going to be amazing!

Clare Chase said,

I’m so excited to be working on a new cozy mystery series with Bookouture and my inspiring editor Kathryn. The books feature obituary writer Eve Mallow, and will be classic whodunits, set in the fictional Suffolk village of Saxford St Peter. I can’t wait to share them with readers.

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Kathryn Taussig promoted to head new team at Bookouture

We’re SUPER EXCITED to share the news that Kathryn Taussig has been promoted to the role of Publishing Director at Bookouture, and will take on responsibility for recruiting and leading the new US-focused publishing team.

Taussig, originally from California, joined Bookouture as Associate Publisher from Quercus in August 2017, and has since then acquired a number of bestsellers for the digital imprint, including Lucy Dawson, Jill Childs, and Debbie Viggiano.

At the beginning of this year, Bookouture announced its plans to establish a third editorial team. The new team will publish commercial fiction, but will be tasked with diversifying the list, with a particular focus on the US market.

Taussig will start in her new role on 23 April, and will report to Publisher Jenny Geras, who said of the promotion,

Kathryn has made a huge impact on Bookouture since she joined us. She is an outstanding publisher, manager and entrepreneur and I know that she and her new team will achieve great things for Bookouture.

Kathryn Taussig said,

I am absolutely thrilled to be stepping into this role. I have learned a lot during my time at Bookouture and I find the way we publish – author and reader-focused and data-driven – so inspiring. The US is already a huge territory for us, but there’s so much more to be achieved there still and I’m excited to be given the chance to expand our global readership.

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Fond Farewells, congratulations and a warm welcome

We wanted to let you know about some changes that will be taking place at Bookouture over the next couple of months.

It is with a heavy but very affectionate heart that we must say goodbye to two much-loved members of our team – Associate Publisher, Keshini Naidoo, and Managing Editor, Lauren Finger. Both Keshini and Lauren have contributed immeasurably to the growth and success of Bookouture and they will be hugely missed by all of us. They have provided the ultimate support to the team and our authors with their extraordinary work ethic and unerring good humour, and it is difficult to imagine Bookouture without them. But we wish Keshini the hugest luck in joining a new publishing venture from the end of July. And we wish Lauren all the very best as she takes her family back to Australia at the end of August to enjoy everything an Antipodean lifestyle has to offer.

Of course, where there are goodbyes, there are always people to welcome too. And we are absolutely delighted to tell you that our own wonderful Jessie Botterill has been promoted to Associate Publisher.

And stepping into Lauren’s role, we are thrilled to welcome Alex Holmes who joins us from Jessica Kingsley Publishers where she has been Senior Production Editor for the past three years.

Alongside these changes, Jenny Geras has been promoted to Publisher in recognition of the huge contribution she has made in building up our second editorial team from scratch since her appointment only eighteen months ago.

In a similar vein, Alex Crow has been promoted to Head of Digital Marketing in appreciation of the way he has brilliantly expanded and improved our marketing campaigns and systems.

Alongside Alex, Jules Macadam has been promoted to Marketing Executive, and all four of our brilliant publishing assistants – Jennifer Hunt, Ellen Gleeson, Leodora Darlington and Maisie Lawrence – have been promoted to Publishing Executive – all five promotions designed to reflect their rapid development and take up of additional duties.

And last but certainly not least, Peta Nightingale has been promoted, to Head of Talent, Contracts and Rights, to reflect the way her role has expanded over the past eighteen months.

We know that you will join us in wishing those who are moving on, moving up and joining us, the very best of luck and good wishes.

Louise Jensen hits one million copies sold

We are delighted to announce that over a million copies of Louise Jensen’s novels have been sold since her debut thriller The Sister was published in July 2016. Following Bookouture’s acquisition by Hachette last year, Jensen is now also published by print partners Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the US.

Jensen has published four psychological thrillers with Bookouture ­– The Sister, The Gift, The Surrogate and The Date. Both The Sister and The Gift hit the number 1 spot in the UK Kindle chart, with The Sister also reaching number 3 in the US. The Date, published last month, hit the UK top 10 and is still on both the UK and US bestseller lists.

Louise Jensen said,

Before The Sister was released I nervously sent my editor a list of people I thought would buy it. I had 17 names. I’m stunned and utterly overjoyed today to discover I’ve surpassed a million sales. I can’t thank my readers and everyone involved enough.

Bookouture Publishing Director Jenny Geras said,

What Louise has achieved in just two years is incredible. What Louise’s readers constantly tell us is that in a crowded genre, her novels stand out as being the most gripping, the hardest to put down, with the best twists and the most standout hooks. We congratulate her on this amazing sales milestone, which couldn’t be more deserved.

We do hope you’ll join in the celebrations on Facebook and Twitter.

Christina Demosthenous moves from Headline to Bookouture

We are delighted to share the news that Christina Demosthenous is moving to Bookouture from Headline to take up the role of Commissioning Editor. Christina will report to Publisher Claire Bord.

Claire Bord said, ‘Christina has a sharp eye for spotting quality commercial talent, combined with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. We’re thrilled to welcome Christina to the team.’

Christina Demosthenous said, ‘Four happy years at Headline have sharpened my commercial instincts and taught me to think outside the box. It’s with this mindset that I have been marvelling at Bookouture’s commercial prowess over the last few years, admiring the innovation, passion and flair of their publishing. Though I’ll miss my colleagues dearly, the thought of joining the market-leading digital publishers excites me tremendously and I can’t wait to get started.

Christina will start her new role on 6th November, and can be contacted from that date on Christina@bookouture.com

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Bookouture sign four more titles from Jenny Hale

Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired world all language rights for four more gorgeous seasonal women’s fiction titles from Jenny Hale, the bestselling author of The Summer House and A Christmas to Remember. Jenny has already published eight titles with Bookouture. The new books will publish in autumn 2018, summer 2019, autumn 2019 and summer 2020.

Natasha said:

Jenny Hale was one of the first authors to be signed by Bookouture, so we are utterly directmedicationsonline viagra generic delighted to be continuing our fantastic relationship with her. Her publishing is going from strength to strength and we can’t wait for readers to discover her heart-warming and uplifting new novels. You’re all in for a treat!

Jenny said:

There is no better team to bring my stories to readers than Bookouture’s and I’m absolutely thrilled to work with them on four more books.

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Bookouture sign women’s fiction author Emma Davies

Commissioning Editor, Jessie Botterill, has acquired one stand-alone and four linked titles from women’s fiction author, Emma Davies. Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found—a heart-warming story about one woman’s mission to deliver happiness to all the members of her local reading groupwill publish this November, followed in 2018 with a novel for every season.

Jessie says:

Emma is the queen of beautifully crafted, life-affirming page-turners. I’m so excited that she’ll be bringing some of that magic to Bookouture!

Emma says:

I’m so thrilled to have such a wonderful opportunity. Working with the hugely talented and supportive team at Bookouture really is a dream come true and I’m so looking forward to sharing more of my stories with even more readers.

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Isobel Akenhead joins Bookouture from Kobo

We’re delighted to announce that Isobel Akenhead is moving from Kobo to Bookouture to take up the role of Associate Publisher. Akenhead will report to Publishing Director Jenny Geras.

From 2005-2012, Akenhead worked at Hodder, rising from Editorial Assistant to Senior Editor for women’s fiction and working with authors including Lucy Dillon, Melissa Hill and Alexandra Potter. From there, she took on a role as Digital Promotions Manager for the whole Hachette group before moving to Kobo as Merchandiser for UK and Ireland.

Jenny Geras said:

Isobel’s experience brilliantly combines commercial fiction publishing, digital sales and retail, making her a great match for Bookouture. I can’t wait for her to join us and I know that she will do a fantastic job bringing new talent to the list.

Isobel Akenhead said:

For my entire publishing career, through a decade as an editor, two years in digital sales and three great years as an ebook retailer with Kobo, I have sought the same things – a passion for storytelling, smart publishing, and great books. As a result, it is such a joy to be joining the Bookouture team – one of the most innovative and exciting in the business. I look forward to bringing my editorial, digital and commercial skills together and to acquiring and publishing some brilliant books.

Isobel Akenhead joins Bookouture on 29 August. Last month, it was announced that Kathryn Taussig will also be moving to Bookouture from Quercus in August to join the same editorial team.

We do hope you’ll join in the celebrations over at Facebook and Twitter.

Kathryn Taussig moves from Quercus to Bookouture

Kathryn Taussig, currently Senior Commissioning Editor at Quercus, is moving to Bookouture to take up the role of Associate Publisher. Taussig will report to Publishing Director Jenny Geras.

Kathryn Taussig joined Quercus in 2011 from Susanna Lea Associates, and moved from her first role in the Rights department to Editorial, where she was promoted from Editorial Assistant to Commissioning Editor, and then Senior Commissioning Editor working on the Fiction list. Her list there includes digital bestsellers Linda Green, Joanna Bolouri, Tracy Rees and Cate Woods.

Jenny Geras said:

I’m absolutely delighted to have Kathryn joining the team and I know that she will be a perfect match for Bookouture. She has a brilliant eye for commercial talent, and a great track record of publishing digital fiction creatively.

Kathryn Taussig said:

I have been lucky to have worked at Quercus, where I have always been encouraged to experiment and push myself creatively. The prospect of joining the Bookouture team, which has set the industry standard for savvy digital publishing, is incredibly exciting. I have always marveled at the passion and intelligence they bring to their commercial fiction publishing, and I’m so pleased to now have the chance to become a part of it.

Kathryn Taussig will start her new role on 7 August, and joins Bookouture’s second editorial team which Jenny Geras left Cornerstone to establish at the beginning of this year. Taussig joins Commissioning Editors Jessie Botterill and Helen Jenner, and Publishing Assistant Jennifer Hunt in that team.

We’d love you to join in our big warm welcome to Kathryn over on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Three more Sue Watson novels for Bookouture

We are totally delighted to announce that Bookouture have acquired three new novels from Sue Watson.   We acquired global rights with the first book, Ella’s Ice-Cream Summer due for release in May 2017, the second in the series due out in July 2017 and the third scheduled for Autumn 2017.

Publisher Claire Bord said of the deal:

Sue Watson has been with Bookouture from the start and we are thrilled to continue publishing her. She has a growing readership for her fabulously funny and uplifting stories with sales of over 150,000 copies to date.

Sue commented:

I’m absolutely delighted to be signing with Bookouture, they are an amazing publisher who have grown into an incredibly successful brand and I’m so proud to be part of that.

Bookouture have encouraged, nurtured and guided my development as a writer and the team is an absolute pleasure to work with. I’m looking forward very much to continuing with them on my next three books.

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Bookouture to publish debut psychological thriller writer, Sarah Wray

We are delighted over here at Bookouture HQ to announce we have a new member of the family, and will be publishing debut psychological thriller writer, Sarah Wray.

Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, acquired WEL rights from Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents in a two-book deal. Her first book will be published in July 2017, with book two following in October 2017.

Keshini said:

As soon as I read Sarah’s novel, I was determined to bring her to Bookouture. Her debut, a chilling psychological thriller following Rebecca, whose husband disappeared on the same day as a local teenage girl, gripped me from the very first page. We can’t wait to share Sarah’s exceptional writing with the world.

Sarah said of the deal:

I am very excited to launch my fiction writing career with Bookouture. I have been watching them for a while and am really impressed with some of the huge successes they have had recently. I am especially looking forward to working with an editor like Keshini with all the experience and expertise that she has. I can’t wait to see what happens.

Sarah received a Northern Writers’ Award (Arvon Award) for an early draft of her debut novel in 2015.

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Bookouture signs saga writer Pam Howes

We are delighted to announce the signing of saga writer Pam Howes in a three-book world rights deal direct with the author.

The Lost Daughter of Liverpool, the first in a post-war trilogy starring seamstress Dora Evans, will be published in November 2016.

Pam has an established fan base for her self-published 60s music series The Raiders. She writes page-turning, emotionally-charged romance sagas full of warm characters, vivid period detail and plenty of drama and tragedy – so we’re very excited to be releasing this new post-war series for the nostalgia market.

Pam Howes says:

I’m really thrilled to be joining the Bookouture family. I’m excited to be moving forward in my writing career after going it alone for many years, and being part of an experienced and forward-thinking team. I’ve read many books by the current authors and all have been fabulous and it’s so exciting to be joining them.

We hope you’ll join us over on Facebook and Twitter to welcome Pam to the Bookouture family.

No.1 Bookouture global bestseller Robert Bryndza sells ONE MILLION copies of crime detective series

No.1 global bestseller Robert Bryndza sells ONE MILLION copies of crime detective seriesWe are super excited today to share with you some incredible news.

  • Debut crime writer Robert Bryndza’s first two books in the D.C.I. Erika Foster series – The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker have collectively grossed over one million copies.
  • In just 27 weeks, Robert’s debut crime novel has sold over 800,000 copies plus 33,000 audio books.
  • Over 16 foreign rights deals including a major six-figure deal in Germany.

Since its release in February 2016 The Girl in the Ice was a No.1 Kindle bestseller in the States and No.2 bestseller in the UK. The second book in the series, The Night Stalker, has sold over 60,000 copies on pre-orders alone, notched up 
over 180,000 copies to date and hit the top 20 in the UK when it launched in June this year.

Claire Bord, Publishing Director at Bookouture has recently secured a new four book deal with Robert. She said:

This is a phenomenal milestone for both
 Bookouture and Robert. To reach one
 million copies in little over six months is a 
triumph of epic proportions. Robert has 
established a huge audience for the
 Erika Foster series and in Erika, created a
 character that readers are completely hooked on. I’m absolutely delighted that we have secured another four books, which will enable us to keep delivering the next hotly awaited instalment in the series. Our mission is to keep building Robert’s readership at a global level.

Robert commented:

Just over a year ago I finished writing The Girl in the Ice, and apart from my husband, I hadn’t told a soul that I was planning to switch from writing romantic comedies to crime.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would land me a three book deal with Bookouture, and then for The Girl in the Ice and its sequel to sell over a million copies in just six months is the stuff of dreams. Thank you to all my incredible readers, and the brilliant team at Bookouture who are just fantastic to work with!

Robert’s third book in the Erika Foster series, Dark Water will be released on 20th October this year and is currently available for pre-order.  UK: http://amzn.to/2baBO8N US: http://amzn.to/2bkuwRk

We know that you will join us in congratulating Robert Bryndza on Facebook and Twitter and share this wonderful news.

Bookouture publish debut thriller writer Patricia Gibney

Bookouture are delighted to announce the signing of debut thriller writer Patricia Gibney in a four book deal.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar Smith acquired World English language rights from Ger Nichol at The Book Bureau. REMEMBER ME will publish in April 2017 shortly followed by book two in July 2017.

Lydia said of the deal:

With rocket paced writing and fantastic series detective DI Lottie Parker REMEMBER ME promises to be 2017’s serial killer-chiller. Patricia Gibney is a true pro and I can’t wait to get her books into the hands of readers.

Patricia Gibney said:

I am so happy and excited to have signed with Bookouture for four books. My dream of being a published writer is now a reality. To work with such a professional and experienced team is a fantastic opportunity. I am thrilled to be accepted into the Bookouture fold. I know I couldn’t have got to this stage without the support of my family, friends and my agent, and I am looking forward to working with my new publishing family at Bookouture.

Please join us over on Facebook and Twitter in joining Patricia into the Bookouture family.

Bookouture sign eight-book contract with global bestselling author Angela Marsons

It’s very exciting over here at Bookouture today!  We are overjoyed to announce that we have signed another eight-book contract with global bestselling author, Angela Marsons.

Since Silent Scream was published in late 2014, Angela has gone on to sell over one and a half million copies worldwide, with each of her four books hitting the top 10.

Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher, said of the deal:

Angela Marsons is the kind of writer an editor dreams of – her Kim Stone series consistently goes from strength to strength and I’m always excited to see what she has dreamed up for her next thrilling novel. Angela is a supremely talented writer, bursting with ideas, and I am absolutely delighted that this new deal will allow us to build upon Angela’s already huge global fanbase and really take her to the next level.

Angela Marsons said:

I am beyond delighted to be signing with Bookouture for another eight books featuring Kim Stone.  I’m not sure Oliver Rhodes believed me when I warned him that he would have to scrape me from the Bookouture window.  The efforts of both Bookouture and Lorella Belli Literary Agency have secured translations in 17 territories and a print deal for the Kim Stone series.

The passion, dedication and drive of the people within this amazing team is truly inspirational.  From the moment I originally signed with Bookouture I felt as though I was being welcomed into a family where integrity is key and everyone matters.  I now hold that view more than ever and I am very excited to be continuing this journey with such a dynamic and knowledgeable team.

Since publishing Angela Marsons’ first book in 2014, Bookouture have sold over one and a half million copies worldwide globally of the DI Kim Stone series, with translations rights sold in 17 countries including Norway, Germany, Poland, Italy, Japan, Estonia, Portugal and Vietnam. In a first for Bookouture, a print deal has been agreed with Bonnier Publishing – paperback copies of Silent Scream will be released in July 2016. Her next eagerly anticipated Kim Stone novel will be released in autumn 2016.

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