Naidoo joins Bookouture

Naidoo joins Bookouture

Keshini Naidoo, formerly commissioning editor at Avon, has joined digital publisher Bookouture as senior commissioning editor and has already acquired four books from debut novelist Angela Marsons.
 
Naidoo is taking on particular responsibility for the crime and thriller list. Her first acquisition is a four-book global rights deal for Marson’s DI Kim Stone series.
 
Naidoo said of her new role: “I’m excited about the prospect of unearthing some fresh talent and eager to build on my experience of working with eBook bestsellers at Avon. The digital landscape offers a unique opportunity for nimble, innovative publishing and I can’t wait to start building a stable of exciting new authors at Bookouture.”
 
Claire Bord, publishing director at Bookouture, added: “There are some incredible unpublished crime and thriller writers, and, having worked with Keshini at Avon, she is the perfect person to discover and nurture that talent.”
 
With regards to her first acquisition, Naidoo said: “I’ve admired Angela’s writing for some time, so I am delighted to be accompanying her on her journey to publication. Her DI Kim Stone series has a complicated and wholly engaging female detective at its heart. It’s utterly gripping, and the Black Country setting is keenly delineated. We are thrilled that Silent Scream will be the first Bookouture crime and thriller novel – to be published in early 2015.”