Joffe Books is to release e-book editions of selected Severn House backlist titles in a new partnership between the presses.
It will kick off with two of Severn House’s most popular series, Judith Cutler’s DS Kate Power tales and the Alex Duggins stories by Stella Cameron. These series will be reissued as e-books, with fresh jackets and a targeted marketing campaign.
Jasper Joffe of Joffe Books said: “I have long admired Severn House and the quality and precision they bring to publishing, especially in crime fiction. Severn House has an excellent relationship with so many fantastic authors and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to extend their reach to a whole new market.
“We have already launched the first Stella Cameron novel, Folly, into the Top 100 on Amazon. We're looking forward to continuing this success in a long and fruitful partnership with Kate and Severn House.”
Severn House publisher Kate Lyall Grant added: “Having watched Joffe Books closely for some time, I have been immensely impressed with Jasper and his team’s ability to hit the digital bestseller lists with long-established authors, particularly in the contemporary crime genre. I am very excited therefore to be entering this new partnership and, with Joffe Books’ enthusiasm, expertise and targeted focus in this area, I am looking forward to seeing our authors reach a wider readership than ever before.”
Severn House is owned by Canongate Books.