Kirk Parolles was originally set up by people with no direct experience of publishing, but with loads of experience of sales, marketing, online marketing, PR etc, and of getting things done. That’s why we brought out our first book in just three and a half months and our second 6 weeks ahead of schedule, getting both books into retailers such as WH Smiths, Waterstones and Foyles.
However, since our success with Tina Seskis’s titles (having already sold the rights to One Step Too Far in 12 countries for foreign translation), we have decided that a larger publisher would give these novels the greater marketing and distribution reach that they deserve in the English language. We are therefore delighted that One Step Too Far will be published by Penguin in the UK in April 2014 and HarperCollins in the US early in 2015.
We are now deciding what longer-term direction to take with Kirk Parolles, and for this reason, and no other, our Submissions will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your interest.