We are totally thrilled to have helped bestselling author Ella Carey sign up NINE titles – six from her backlist and a new trilogy – with Bookouture.
Ella has already proven herself a serious player amongst bestselling digital authors, and this next chapter will be hugely exciting for her established readers, and new ones too.
Commissioning Editor Maisie Lawrence acquired World English rights in the titles, with the backlist having been previoulsy published by Lake Union – an Amazon imprint.
Bookouture plan to reissue one title from the backlist every month, starting in August and ending in December. The first title to be released is Beyond the Horizon. This stunning Second World War novel focuses on a young, American female pilot who flies for her country and, following a dreadful accident, carries a terrible secret.
These re-releases will lead nicely in to the publication of the first of Ella’s new books (and the opening novel of a trilogy) in early 2021.
This new trilogy is set in New York around the time of the Second World War, and as Bookouture says, ‘tells the stories of dazzling hopes and difficult dreams in America‘. The trilogy will not only appeal to the growing number of readers who have turned to digital over the past few months, but also the ever-increasing fans of historical fiction – a genre which goes from strength to strength.
Maisie Lawrence said: “Ella Carey is a master of her craft – her novels are beautifully written and she has a unique ability to get inside the minds of her characters and to really capture the sense of place and history. When I dive into one of her books, I am utterly transported. I feel truly lucky and honoured to be her new editor and to have this opportunity to take her publishing forward. We have ambitious plans for her books and I know both her huge existing readership and new fans alike will be enchanted!”
Ella commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to have Bookouture handle both my backlist and my new frontlist books. Working with Maisie Lawrence has been an absolute joy already. I’m so impressed by Bookouture’s outstanding approach to editing, marketing and publicity. The team have all been so very welcoming to me and I love the way this publishing house has the feel of a family who truly care about every aspect of their authors’ careers. The success of Bookouture’s approach is reflected in the fantastic results they have achieved. I feel like I, and my books, have come home.”
Milburn added: “Ella is a star, and it was a real privilege to help her with this fabulous move to Bookouture. She and Maisie Lawrence share a common vision and ambition for both her sizeable backlist – which has already enjoyed notable success – and her new books, which will appeal to her established readers while bringing many new ones on board too. The future looks very bright indeed!”
More details will be released soon, as will the new covers for these brilliant books.