Written by Emily Harstone October 24th, 2019

Bookouture: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Bookouture is a digital publisher that was purchased in 2017 by Hachette (you can learn more here). Bookouture was extremely successful in their own right. They started out in the UK but they have outposts in a number of countries now. As of 2018 they’ve sold over 8.5 million copies. They focus on publishing commercial fiction. They primarily publish women’s fiction, romance, thrillers, and chick lit.

Writers that publish with Bookouture receive good royalties (although it’s not clear on the website if it’s off net or gross). Many authors continue to publish with them for a long time and they have a track record of having somewhat negotiable contracts.

I find their website a little scammy and off putting. It’s geared towards authors, not readers, and a lot of the graphics they use are a little confusing or misleading. But they have a great track record of selling books. They know they don’t sell them on their website so they don’t focus on that.

Their website has a what we are looking for section, a submission guideline section, and a submit your manuscript section. To learn more or to submit your manuscript, go there.

Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser and spends much of her time researching manuscript publishers. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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