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Boldwood is marking one year of publishing on August 1st and by way of celebrating is thrilled to announce the acquisition of three more authors – bringing the total number of writers on the list to 41. In addition they are delighted to welcome two more members to the Boldwood team – Emily Ruston as Editorial Director and Eleanor Foot as Marketing Assistant with special responsibility for social media activity.

The three new Boldwood authors are already successfully published writers – Lizzie Lane is a bestselling saga writer of over fifty novels, Sian O’Gorman a well-reviewed Irish woman’s fiction author and Owen Mullen a highly regarded crime writer with seven books to his name. All authors have been contracted on multi-book deals and will be published in every format simultaneously in all English-language territories.

Emily Ruston brings a wealth of editorial experience to the Boldwood team having worked with bestselling authors at many major publishers including Bookouture, HarperFiction, HQ, Bonnier and Mills & Boon. She will be acquiring and publishing across the commercial fiction genres but with special focus on crime and thriller writers. She says: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Boldwood team as they celebrate their one-year anniversary. Dynamic and creative, they have published some wonderful books this year and I can’t wait to find more amazing authors to add to their brilliant list.’

Amanda Ridout, Founder and CEO of Boldwood comments: ‘We are celebrating our first publishing birthday with many milestones achieved. We have built a publishing list of over 40 authors and have sold over one million books across ebook, audio and print formats all over the globe in the last twelve months. We have become profitable in our first year of trading. And now we are expanding our team to build our business further and are thrilled to welcome the talented Emily Ruston to the company and to have Ellie Foot to increase our social media presence. I also want to thank everyone in the Boldwood team and all our authors; our retail and distribution partners worldwide; the agent community; Ulverscroft, our audio partner, and every one of our industry friends for making such a successful first year possible. We couldn’t have done it without their help, support and dedication and we look forward to an exciting future together.’


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