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Bookouture: Market Spotlight

For this market spotlight, we look at Bookouture, a digital publisher of bestselling books.

Bookouture is a digital publisher that focuses on producing bestselling digital novels in a variety of genres. Based in London, Bookouture publishes authors from around the world.

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"We focus on quality over quantity," say the editors. "We publish a small number of very talented authors so that we can focus on the detail and create brilliant books that sell. We aim to add value every step of the way."

Bookouture offers authors a 45% royalty on net receipts.

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What They're Looking For

Bookouture is looking for entertaining fiction with a distinctive voice and a reader promise. As far as genres, they're most interested in crime and thriller; psychological thriller; domestic suspense; police procedural; women's fiction; contemporary romance; romantic comedy; reading group; multicultural; cozy crime; historical fiction; chick lit; and even some nonfiction.

(5 Features for Writing Psychological Thrillers.)

The editors say, "We aim to publish stories and authors that reflect the world we live in, and to break down barriers between publishers, writers and readers. We welcome submissions from everyone—agented or otherwise—regardless of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality or socio-economic background."

How to Submit

Potential authors can submit their work online on Bookouture's submission page.

Click here to read their submission guidelines.

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