Canelo is republishing a number of Severn House authors and series in a new partnership between the firms which sees the launch of a new imprint.
The pair will collaborate on books including Paul Doherty’s Brother Athelstan series of historical mysteries, sagas from authors including Iris Gower, Margaret Thornton and June Francis, and R N Morris’ First World War detective novels.
Canelo plans to reinvent the titles with e-book and paperback audiences in mind. The first titles in the partnership, released under the imprint Canelo Severn House, will be published this month in e-book, with more coming over the spring.
Michael Bhaskar, Canelo publishing director, said: "For years we’ve admired the Severn House list. It didn’t escape our notice that we had various authors in common, and a shared focus on pure unadulterated storytelling. Working together made sense for everyone—ultimately both authors and readers should reap the rewards of an exciting partnership we are building for the long term."
Severn House is a commercial fiction press that is owned by Canongate, but remains a separate publisher within the group.
Severn House publisher Kate Lyall Grant said: "When we met the team at Canelo we were immensely impressed by their energy, drive and enthusiasm—which match our own. What Michael and Iain have achieved in such a short time is truly remarkable, and I couldn’t be happier that Severn House authors will be finding an even wider readership through this new partnership."