Bookouture has signed new contracts with two of its bestselling authors, striking a two-book deal with K.L Slater and and securing three more psychological thrillers from Samantha Hayes.
The world English language deals were done by associate publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith, who signed two new books from Slater through Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson, and by associate publisher Jessie Botterill, who struck a three-book deal with Hayes through Oli Munson at AM Heath.
Slater has already published 10 books with Bookouture, all of which have been Kindle bestsellers in the USA and the UK according to the publisher. Her editor, Vassar-Smith, praised her for consistently delivering "phenomenal, high-concept, hooky ideas" that has seen her grow globally as an author. "She is unafraid to push boundaries with her books and really delivers on what readers want as a result. It is a true privilege to work with her and we can’t wait to unleash new K L Slater books into the world," said Vassar Smith.
Slater said: "I relish creating new, exciting story concepts and I truly can’t wait to write more gripping psychological thrillers for my fantastic readers."
Hayes is an International Thriller Award shortlister and number one bestselling author for Kindle. Her first book with Bookouture, The Reunion, was also an Amazon top-five US e-book bestseller and has sold over 130,000 copies since publication in February 2018, according to Bookouture.
Botterill said the author "represents everything that Bookouture is about: quality writing paired with compelling hooks that keep readers calling out for more", and teased, "readers are going to go crazy for what she’s working on next".
Hayes said: "Having written four books for Bookouture now, I am absolutely thrilled to have signed up for three more psychological thrillers. I genuinely couldn't want for a better or more insightful editor, so to continue working with Jessie and the amazing Bookouture team is the best news ever. I can't wait for my readers, old and new, to enjoy my forthcoming titles and honestly couldn't wish for a more dedicated publisher."