We are so excited to share the news that Bookouture have signed two four-book contracts with Kindle bestsellers Shalini Boland and Carol Wyer.
Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World All Language rights including audio, film and TV for three new psychological thrillers by Kindle Top Ten bestseller Shalini Boland. Bookouture have also agreed a deal for the same rights for Boland’s previously self-published bestseller The Millionaire’s Wife hot on the heels of it being optioned for film by script writer Alanna Thompson.
The Secret Mother, Shalini Boland’s first title with Bookouture, has been a runaway success reaching number 2 in the US Kindle charts, number 9 in the UK, featuring on the USA Today bestseller list and selling in excess of 160,000 copies.
Combining high concept ideas with gripping narrative, compelling characters and utterly jaw-dropping twists it’s easy to see why readers are so addicted to Shalini Boland’s novels. Watch this space!
Signing with Bookouture has exceeded all my expectations. Natasha and the team are an absolute joy to work with and with their expertise The Secret Mother has achieved incredible sales and rankings.
Shalini Boland’s latest novel, The Child Next Door, has just published. This will be followed by The Silent Sister in July 2018 and the four books in her new contract are scheduled for release between summer 2018 and summer 2019.
Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith has acquired World all language rights for four new police procedurals from Bookouture Top 5 bestseller Carol Wyer.
Little Girl Lost, the first in Wyer’s Detective Robyn Carter series, published in January 2017 and was a huge commercial success for Bookouture reaching number 2 in the UK kindle charts. The series has since gone on to sell over 300,000 copies.
The new deal introduces Wyer’s readers to a new series detective, DI Natalie Ward, and The Birthday, the story of two girls abducted from a children’s birthday party, publishes in September 2018.
Carol knows what the market wants. Her police procedurals are jam-packed with suspense with engaging detectives and terrifying serial killers and her reviews are astonishing – readers can’t get enough. We are so delighted to be bringing this exciting new series to Bookouture.
I am elated to have been signed by Bookouture for four further thrillers and to be working again with Lydia Vassar-Smith. I really couldn’t ask for a better publisher or team and am genuinely looking forward to the coming months.
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