Wednesday, November 30, 2022






We’re excited to share the news that we have signed new contracts 

with historical fiction author Suzanne Kelman

             Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has signed a deal direct with author Suzanne Kelman for World All Language rights in a six-book-deal, starting with THE PARIS SISTERS (2023).

Isobel says,

From the moment that Suzanne came to me with the idea of these five amazing sisters’ interlinked stories set in wartime Paris, I was completely hooked. I feel completely confident that every book in the Sisters of the Resistance series will be a huge bestseller. Suzanne is the most incredible storyteller, and I know that the drama and emotion in every single novel in this WW2 series will be – quite simply – second to none.’

Suzanne says,

‘I am so thrilled to be writing my first WW2 series and I am over-the-moon to once again be publishing through Bookouture. I can’t wait to bring these Sisters of the Resistance to my readers, whose incredible stories are inspired by true heroines of the war. It has been such a joy to work with Isobel my amazing editor and her team for six previous books, and I feel indeed privileged to have benefited from their incredible vision and unwavering encouragement for me and my work as I move forward.’



Thursday, January 2, 2020

Suzanne Kelman : Bookouture Re-signs Women's Fiction authors Kelman...

Suzanne Kelman : Bookouture Re-signs Women's Fiction authors Kelman...: We are delighted to announce that  Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead  has acquired world rights in two new WW2 historical fiction nov...

Bookouture Re-signs Women's Fiction authors Kelman and Robinson


We are delighted to announce that Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has acquired world rights in two new WW2 historical fiction novels from Suzanne Kelman, author of A View Across the Rooftops and When We Were Brave.
Isobel says:
‘Suzanne is a remarkable storyteller with a powerful voice, and an incredible ability to get into the hearts and minds of her characters. I am so excited to continue to work with her and know her new novels will be every bit as heartbreaking, inspiring and gripping as her first two novels.’
Suzanne says:
I’m thrilled to have signed a further two-book deal with Bookouture. It’s been an amazing experience working with my fantastic editor Isobel and the whole team over the past year. I’m so looking forward to continuing to work with this powerhouse of a publisher who inspire me daily by their dedication and commitment to the success of my books and getting them into the hands of readers all over the world.’
We are also thrilled to announce that Isobel has acquired world rights in two further emotional women’s fiction novels from Emma Robinson, author of My Silent Daughter and the forthcoming The Forgotten Wife.
Isobel says:
‘I am so proud to be Emma’s publisher. She writes incredibly beautifully and captures real people’s experiences in such a truthful and powerful way. Her new novel – about a woman coming to terms with an unexpected stepchild – promises to be her most captivating, heart-wrenching and gripping story yet, and I am overjoyed to be working with Emma on it.’
Emma says:
‘I am beyond excited to continue working with Isobel. Her intelligent and incisive editing make my books the best they could possibly be. I’m also thrilled to stay part of the Bookouture family, whose attention to detail, creativity and support make the whole publishing process a joy. I can’t wait to publish two new books with them in 2020.’