Open Road snaps up Nicola Barker in e for US

US digital publishing specialists Open Road will release Nicola Barker's Man Booker longlisted novel, The Yips, in the US.

The book will be digitally published alongside six of Barker's backlist titles: Wide Open; Reversed Forecast; Small Holdings; Five Miles from Outer Hope; Burley Cross Postbox Theft, and The Three Button Trick.

The e-books will be released on 16th October, and will be the first time they have been published on e in the US, with Open Road also releasing a print edition of The Yips. In the UK, she is published by HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate in both print and digital formats. 

Open Road publisher Tina Pohlman said: "Nicola Barker is a breathtaking talent and we are excited to be her digital publisher for seven titles ranging from Wide Open, which I first fell in love with in the 90s to The Yips, one of this year's most remarkable books. We are looking forward to utilizing our marketing platform to help new readers make the thrilling discovery that is Nicola's writing."

Barker's agent David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge and White said: "It is very exciting that most of Nicola’s backlist can also appear alongside The Yips and we look forward to Open Road bringing these titles a new, wider audience."