Parent companyHachette (publisher)
FounderOliver Rhodes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon

Bookouture is a British digital publishing company. It was founded in 2012 by Oliver Rhodes, a former marketing controller for Harlequin/Mills & Boon. Bookouture is notable for growing its e-book sales dramatically, and for having several of its publications sell substantial numbers.[1][2]

Bookouture made its first big successes in 2015, when it sold 2.5 million books,[3] including Silent Scream by Angela Marsons, a crime novel featuring detective Kim Stone, and the thriller Secrets of The Last Nazi by Iain King. These were followed in 2016 by Robert Bryndza’s The Girl in the Ice, its first book to sell a million copies.[4] In 2017, it was acquired by Hachette,[1][5] and in 2019 it sold 9 million books[6] more than half of them in the United States.[7]

In 2020, Bookouture launched the imprint Thread Books, with an initial group of five non-fiction books.[8]

Bestselling authors


  1. ^ a b "Bookouture is Britain's Hottest Digital Publisher". publishers In 2017 Hachette UK bought the publisher.
  2. ^ "100,000 sales in a month for debut Irish author". The Irish Times. 11 May 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bookouture". September 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  4. ^ Philip Jones (March 6, 2017). "Hachette's New Clothes". Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  5. ^ Katherine Cowdrey (6 March 2017). "Hachette UK acquires Bookouture". the bookseller. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bookouture". September 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  7. ^ Katherine Cowdrey (January 11, 2019). "Bookouture plans US push in 2019 with recruitment drive". Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  8. ^ Katherine Cowdrey (April 3, 2020). "Bookseller Launches New Non-Fiction Imprint". The Bookseller. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Olga Aughey (24 August 2017). "Westmeath Examiner - Patricia's new three-book deal signed". West Meath Examiner. Retrieved March 15, 2018.