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 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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Ann Bennett’s historical novels to Bookouture

We’re super excited today to share the news that Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two atmospheric historical novels from award-winning author Ann Bennett.  Both will publish in 2020. 

The first tells the story of two women and their connections to Cedar Hall Orphanage in Weirfield-on-Thames. Sarah, who discovers something strange about the orphanage where her father grew up as a child during WW2, and Connie, the young girl who used to live there, who was raised to keep quiet about the goings on at home and has attempted to bury her memories…

Jennifer said,

Ann writes powerful and heartbreaking stories that capture the consequences of war. Her writing is brimming with beautiful descriptions and she creates immensely intriguing and compelling characters. Readers will be carried away by every clever line, and shocked by the secrets these characters find in the past. I’m so excited to bring her writing to more readers.

Ann added,

I’ve been writing historical fiction, mainly about the second world war, for several years now, and this novel is a departure for me – inspired by researching family history. I loved creating a mystery that emerges through the stories of three different women. I’m thrilled that Bookouture are taking me on and flattered to be joining the ranks of their wonderful authors.

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Lauren Westwood moves to Bookouture

We are delighted to share the fabulous news that Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired two gripping women’s fiction novels by Lauren Westwood, previously published by Aria. The deal for World English rights was made via Anna Power at Johnson & Alcock.

The first novel, out in Autumn 2019, is a dark and emotional story about the fractured relationship between a mother and her daughter. As Skye Turner is forced to return to her isolated cliff-edge village to care for her mother, she faces a devastating lie about the twin sister she lost the day she left and all the small town residents that have been complicit in covering it up.

Jennifer said,

Lauren is an incredibly compelling storyteller, I have long admired her complex characters and clever plots and these books are addictive page-turners. She’s taken everything she knows about strong characters and atmospheric settings and added something a little bit darker, upping the tension and suspense and creating her most captivating novels to date.

Lauren added,

I am very grateful for this opportunity to take my career to the next level and reach a wider audience for my books. I look forward to this new collaboration and hope that readers enjoy the darker edge to my work.

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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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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 acquires two domestic suspense novels from USA-Today-bestseller Nicola Marsh

We are so excited to share the news that Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two twisty and emotional domestic suspense novels from Nicola Marsh, who has published 65 contemporary romances and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. The deal was made via Kim Lionetti at Bookends Literary Agency.

The first novel, The Scandal, focuses on three best friends in an affluent area of the Hamptons. Marisa, Claire and Elly live for their gossiping sessions; drinking white wine in their manicured back gardens, and discussing every town secret but their own, until a pregnant woman arrives in town one afternoon and their carefully controlled lives begin to unravel. It will be published in July 2019, with another standalone following in November.

Jennifer said,

Nicola has crafted three irresistibly compelling characters in The Scandal, she unfolds their secrets masterfully and threads in twist after twist after twist. It’s Liane Moriarty meets Gone Girl. Nicola has taken everything she knows about complex female relationships and dynamic narratives from her career writing romances, and poured them into this novel. I’m so thrilled she’s joining Bookouture and that I get to work on her brilliant books.

Nicola added,

I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Bookouture team. They’re innovative, forward-thinking and passionate about books, and it’s exciting to have them launch The Scandal into the world. I’m rapt that Jennifer Hunt connected with my story right from the start and that she’s alongside for my new publishing adventure. Her enthusiasm, clarity and speed makes her a joy to work with. I can’t wait for The Scandal to release!

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Bookouture re-sign Coleman and Viggiano

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be bringing you more fabulous reads from both Colleen Coleman and Debbie Viggiano. 

Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has agreed a new two-book contract with Colleen Coleman, bestselling author of Don’t Stop Me Now. Two new hilarious and uplifting romantic comedies will publish in summer 2020 and 2021.

Abigail Fenton said of the deal,

I adore working with Colleen. Her novels combine laugh-out-loud humour with inspiring heroines, a sprinkling of romance and a thoroughly uplifting feel. Colleen’s writing is the perfect read to lift your spirits, and I can’t wait to publish more from her!

Colleen added,

I’m absolutely thrilled to sign a new book deal with Bookouture. Publishing four successful books in the past eighteen months has been phenomenal and I’m extremely keen to get writing the next ones. It’s a real privilege to work with my fantastic editor, Abi, and the whole Bookouture publishing team. A big thank you to everyone who reads my books and supports me every step on this wonderful journey. Here’s to such an exciting new chapter!

And in other brilliant news, Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig has acquired a new romantic comedy from Debbie Viggiano, bestselling author of What Holly’s Husband Did and Stockings and Cellulite. This hilarious and feel-good novel will publish in summer 2019.

Of the new deal, Debbie Viggiano said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to be signing again with the fabulous Bookouture and to be working alongside the wonderful Kathryn Taussig.  Another romantic comedy is currently in the making which I’m really excited about, but it is even more special to produce this novel knowing I have the support of the amazing Bookouture team.

Kathryn Taussig added,

It’s a real joy to publish an author as gifted and whip-smart as Debbie. Her writing regularly makes me laugh-out-loud, and it’s wonderful to see her fans following her from book to book. I’m so looking forward to this next book, which I think might be her best yet. I can’t wait for fans and new readers alike to read it.

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

WE’RE SO VERY EXCITED to share news about re-signing two of your favourite women’s fiction authors.

Following the huge success of The Little Cottage on the Hill series this year, Associate Publisher Jessie Botterill has signed a new world rights deal with Emma Davies for three women’s fiction novels to be released in 2019. The House on Hope Corner will publish in March, followed by two more standalones, and promises all the same feel-good magic we have come to expect from this extremely talented author.

Jessie says,

Every time Emma delivers a new book I just have this huge smile on my face before I’ve even started reading; expect unforgettable characters, emotional rollercoasters, sweep-you-off-your-feet romance and happy endings that leave you with a little spring in your step. Emma is an absolute treasure and I’m so excited for next year!

Emma says,

Working with the amazing team at Bookouture over the last year has been an absolute joy, so I’m thrilled to have signed a new contract for another three titles. Not only does it mean that I get to continue working with my wonderful editor, Jessie Botterill, but I also get to share stories that I love to write with even more readers. It’s a perfect combination, and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings.

In more great news Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has signed a deal for world rights in two further novels from Emma Robinson. The first, A Promise To My Daughter, tells the emotional story of a mother grappling with her child’s autism diagnosis, and will publish in July 2019, followed by a second novel later in the year.

Isobel Akenhead said,

Emma Robinson is an incredible talent. Her ability to get to the heart of how women, especially mothers, feel when they’re under pressure is second-to-none. She has a fantastic relatable, powerful commercial voice, and I’m delighted she’s staying with Bookouture for what promises to be an absolutely stand-out novel.

Emma Robinson said,

I am absolutely thrilled to be writing two more novels with Isobel and Bookouture. It’s a pleasure to work with such a supportive and proactive team and I am very excited about sharing A Promise to My Daughter.

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Bookouture have signed a new three-book contract with Karen Clarke

We’re thrilled to announce that Bookouture have signed a new three-book contract with women’s fiction writer Karen Clarke, author of the Beachside and Seashell Cove series. Three romantic comedies in the Little French Café series will be published in March, June and October 2019.

Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton said,

Karen’s books never fail to make me laugh out loud, and her glowing reviews from readers show that I am far from being the only one. I can’t wait to share her new series with readers and to meet a whole new set of hilarious characters and gorgeous leading men.

Karen responded,

I’m absolutely over the moon to be signing with Bookouture again, and can’t wait to work with the fabulous team on a brand new series of romantic comedies for 2019.

 

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Bookouture sign historical fiction author Angela Petch

We are thrilled to be welcoming historical fiction author Angela Petch to the Bookouture family.

Publishing Executive Ellen Gleeson has acquired World All Language rights for two books directly from the author. Both are gripping standalone World War Two-set historical novels, which take place in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. Book 1 will publish in summer 2019 with the second book publishing in spring 2020.

Ellen Gleeson said,

I was completely swept away by Angela’s beautiful writing and I just know readers are going to feel the same. Her emotional stories of the tragic consequences of war, romance, heartbreak, and family secrets are compelling and deeply moving; and the enchanting setting of Tuscany makes these novels extra special. I’m so excited to share these stories with the world and I’m delighted that my first acquisition for Bookouture is such a promising voice in the historical fiction genre.

Angela Petch said,

I’m tingling inside at being welcomed to the Bookouture ‘family’, as they call themselves. I love that. Having tried the process alone, via self-publishing, I’m pinching myself. My lovely editor, Ellen Gleeson, says she has ‘fallen in love with my book’. Thank heavens I live in a lonely Tuscan valley and nobody can hear my excitable screams! The chance to be guided by a friendly, supportive and professional team is a dream and I can’t wait to get started.

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Bookouture sign Nicole Trope

We are delighted to be welcoming Nicole Trope to Bookouture.

Commissioning Editor Christina Demosthenous acquired World All Language rights for two new books from by Nicole Trope, previously published by Allen & Unwin.

My Daughter’s Secret is a dark, atmospheric and emotional domestic drama about a grief-stricken mother uncovering the secret behind her daughter’s tragic suicide. Perfect for fans of Jill Childs, Kelly Rimmer and Jodi Picoult, it will be published in April 2019, followed by a second family drama in June 2019.

Christina Demosthenous said,

I’m overjoyed to be welcoming the talented Nicole to our list. My Daughter’s Secret is a moving and atmospheric novel about a mother’s worst nightmare, transporting the reader straight into the heart of a family in turmoil. It made me cry, gasp and reel with shock – and I can’t wait for others to experience it.

Nicole Trope said,

I am beyond delighted to be joining Bookouture. From the first email Christina sent me, I knew that that this was an editor and a publisher I would be thrilled to work with. I have absolute faith that my novels are in great hands with this wonderful, dynamic team. I know that they will use every resource at their disposal to help my career reach new heights and I look forward to working with them over the coming months and years.

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

We are uber excited to announce that we’ve re-signed contracts with some of your favourite women’s fiction authors and we’ll have more great titles coming your way. 

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has acquired two further powerful, emotional novels from A MOTHER’S GOODBYE author Kate Hewitt, to publish in May and September 2019.

Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English rights in two new emotional women’s fiction novels by Jill Childs from Judith Murdoch of Judith Murdoch Literary Agency, to publish in 2019. Childs’ first book, Gracie’s Secret, was a kindle top-10 bestseller in both the UK and US.

Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton is thrilled to have acquired two more emotional historical fiction novels by Renita D’Silva from Lorella Belli of the Lorella Belli Literary Agency. The books will publish in spring 2019 and 2020.

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Bookouture sign romantic comedy author Sophie Ranald

We are delighted to announce that bestselling romantic comedy author Sophie Ranald is joining Bookouture.

Commissioning Editor Christina Demosthenous acquired World English Language rights for two romantic comedies from Alice Saunders of LAW Literary Agents. Sophie Ranald is an established self-published author whose previous books, including It Would be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) and A Groom with a View, were Kindle bestsellers.

Sorry Not Sorry is a funny, fresh and feel-good read about twenty-something Charlotte who decides to live her best life and embrace her inner bad girl. It will publish in February 2019, followed by a second rom-com in June 2019.

Christina Demosthenous said,

I have long been a fan of Sophie Ranald, so I can’t quite believe my luck that I’ll now get to publish her. I believe that Bookouture is the perfect place to take Sophie’s publishing to the next level and I can’t wait for the exciting times ahead. Her divine rom-coms are smart, edgy and genuinely hilarious – and I think Sorry Not Sorry might just be her best yet.

Sophie Ranald said,

Joining Bookouture really is a dream come true for me. I’m a huge admirer of their agile, forward-looking publishing model and the way they work with authors to make their books and careers the best they can be. Christina and the team have given me the warmest possible welcome and I am so excited to be working with them over the coming months.

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Two more books from Amy Miller to Bookouture

Jenny Geras, Publishing Director at Bookouture, has acquired World English rights to two more novels by Amy Miller from Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates.

Amy is the author of the bestselling Wartime Bakery saga series for Bookouture, as well as having published three women’s fiction titles for Pan Macmillan under the name Amy Bratley.

The first book in the new contract will be published in April 2019 and will tell the story of the ‘cat lady’ – a woman who lives alone with her five cats – and a chance encounter that reveals secrets and opens her up to the world from which she had shut herself away.

Jenny Geras said,

I’m so excited to be publishing this book – it is an uplifting and moving novel about second chances and the importance of not judging a book by its cover which will appeal to fans of Eleanor Oliphant and The Keeper of Lost Things.

Amy Miller said,

I’m delighted about this new contract and thrilled that both titles will be published by Bookouture in 2019.

The second book in the new contract will publish in October 2019.

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with Tennant and Graham

We are totally over the moon to announce that we’ve re-signed contracts with some of your favourite women’s fiction authors. We’ll have some fantastic titles coming your way very soon.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith has signed three feel-good romantic comedies from Tilly Tennant with the first of these The Mill on Magnolia Lane publishing in April 2019.

Tilly said of the deal,

I’m so thrilled to be signing with Bookouture again. I just love working with the team and I’m super excited to be writing three more books for 2019.

Lydia has also re-signed Lily Graham for two engrossing and atmospheric book club reads set around World War Two. The first of these; The Forgotten Letters will publish in October 2019.

Lily said of the deal,

I’m absolutely delighted to have signed my third contract with the incredible Bookouture team, and am so thrilled to keep working with my amazing editor Lydia Vassar-Smith, who makes me feel like anything is possible, and the rest of the team – who have who have also shown such warmth, support and belief in my stories, I’m excited for the next chapter.

Lydia Vasser-Smith said,

I’m totally delighted to be working with these two talented authors on more books and can’t wait to publish and share them with the world.

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Bookouture thrilled to sign women’s fiction author Pippa James

We’re thrilled to announce the signing of women’s fiction author Pippa James.

Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World Rights for two books directly from the author. The first novel, I Will Survive is a laugh-out-loud, feel-good story perfect for fans of The UnMumsy Mum, Why Mummy Drinks and Hurrah For Gin. This book will publish in autumn 2018 with the second book publishing in February 2019.

Natasha Harding said,

I was lucky enough to meet Pippa at the RNA Summer Conference and immediately knew that I’d found a really special author. Readers are going to fall in love with Pippa’s hilarious and heart-warming writing. I’m so thrilled to be publishing her debut novel.

Pippa James said

I am incredibly excited to be working with Bookouture on my debut novels. Natasha and the team have been wonderfully supportive and enthusiastic about I Will Survive and I’m delighted to be starting my writing career with such a dynamic publisher.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Leighann Dobbs to Bookouture

We are thrilled to announce that bestselling self-published author Leighann Dobbs has signed with Bookouture for a new series.

Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig acquired World all language and audio rights to the first three books in a new cosy crime series by Leighann Dobbs. Dobbs is the bestselling author of the Mystic Notch series and is a nine-time USA Today bestselling author.

The new series, set in Maine, USA, stars Josie, a middle-aged woman who impulse-buys a ramshackle seaside B&B, complete with two feisty resident cats. When the hotel’s first guest ends up dead, Josie and her feisty feline companions must solve the murder before another victim is targeted.

Taussig said,

Leighann’s writing is the perfect blend of mystery, wit and cats! I know old and new fans alike are going to love this new series. I can’t wait to work with Leighann, who is such a fabulous writer and has a real feel for her audience. Leighann’s talent combined with Bookouture’s digital reach looks set to be the puuurffeect partnership!

Dobbs said,

I’m thrilled to be working with Bookouture on this series and honored to join their list of authors. Kathryn’s interest in my work has been incredibly flattering and I look forward to working with her to bring this series to life.

Book 1 in the trilogy will be released in Spring 2019, followed by book 2 and 3 later in the year.

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Bookouture signs Anna Mansell for two more novels

Over the moon to share the news that Isobel Akenhead, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, has acquired World rights in two new novels by Anna Mansell. 

A Letter for My Love will publish in November 2018, with a second novel to follow in 2019.

Isobel Akenhead said,

I am absolutely over the moon to be working with Anna, who is a hugely talented and emotionally powerful writer. Her new novel, A Letter for My Love tells the story of two marriages – and asks important questions about love, loss, and the meaning of forever. It is an unmissable and emotional read, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Diane Chamberlain and Daniela Sacerdoti.

Anna Mansell said,

I’m thrilled to be back with Bookouture and, in particular, working with Isobel on two more novels. Isobel seems to understand what I’m trying to say… often before I’ve worked it out, which is no mean feat! I can’t wait to see how these two novels fare under her guidance, and of course the usual, brilliant support of the rest of the team.

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Bookouture sign Kindle bestselling author Karen King

We’re so excited to share that Isobel Akenhead, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, has acquired World rights in two novels by Kindle bestselling author Karen King.

Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel is set in Cornwall at Christmas and is guaranteed to provide readers with the perfect festive read. It will publish in November 2018, with a second novel to follow in February 2019.

Isobel Akenhead said,

I am so thrilled to be working with Karen King, on what I believe will be one of the biggest romance novels of this Christmas. Karen’s novels are the most gorgeous mix of escapist and romantic, perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Jenny Hale and Jenny Colgan.

Karen King said,

I am delighted to join the Bookouture team and be working with Isobel. Cornwall is one of my favourite places and I’m thrilled to be setting a Christmas story there. Isobel’s enthusiasm for my work is inspiring and I look forward to this exciting progression in my publishing career.

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