Amazon Publishing has signed three UK authors up through agents.
Sammia Hamer at Amazon Publishing signed world English rights to two titles by Carol Mason, Secrets of Married Women and After You Left, through the Lorella Belli Agency.
The titles will be published through the company’s Lake Union imprint in Spring 2017, which Belli said had “ambitious plans” to help Mason “reach new readers and please her existing ones”.
Secrets of Married Women is described as “full of suspense and realistic emotional twists”, while After You Left explores the complex realities of modern-day relationships.
Amazon Publishing has also signed Andy Jones’ first self-published his book Girl 99, which he wrote before he was snapped up by Simon & Schuster in 2014 in a two-book deal. The author has now sold world rights in all languages to a reworked version of Girl 99 to Amazon’s Lake Union imprint, in a deal brokered through Jenny Brown Associates agent Mark Stanton, to be published on 14th February 2017.
Stanton said: “Girl 99 was a cracking debut novel and a great bit of self-publishing. It’s now an even better novel, with a publisher who can – and I’m certain will – find it the bigger audience that Andy deserves.”
Crime thriller author Greg Keen has the third deal, this time with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint, with world English rights for two books signed with Amazon Publishing’s Jane Snelgrove, through Veronique Baxter of David Higham Literary Agency.
The first book, Soho Dead, is described as a “fast-paced, darkly funny crime novel” in which the hero, PI Kenny Gabriel, finds that “the further he investigates the unnatural death of an old friend's daughter, the more he confronts his own past.”