Dean Koontz Signs Five-Book Deal With Amazon

July 22, 2019, 4:34 PM UTC

Amazon Publishing has landed its biggest author to date: Horror maven Dean Koontz.

The Amazon division has announced a five-book deal with Koontz that will see the first novel, entitled Devoted, arriving in April 2020.

Prior to that, though, the author and publishing arm will release a collection of short thriller stories entitled Nameless on Nov. 12. That book will be available for free to Prime and Kindle Unlimted customers.

“For many years, I have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Brilliance Audio, an Amazon company, and later with Amazon Original Stories,” says Dean Koontz. “Although there were numerous options for the future, it was most natural to sign with the team at Amazon Publishing, which presented a marketing and publicity plan smarter and more ambitious than anything I’d ever seen before. This new arrangement is so exciting, I’ve been creatively rejuvenated. The times are changing, and it’s invigorating to be where change is understood and embraced.”

Koontz is, hands down, the biggest author to sign with Amazon Publishing. His books have sold over 500 million copies life to date. He has 14 books that have topped the New York Times best seller list. To put that in perspective, the division, in its 10 year history, has worked with 36 other authors, whose sales have been read, in total, by over 1 million readers.

The relationship between Koontz and Amazon goes back to 2017, when he published a short story called Ricochet Joe on the platform. That book went on to become an Amazon Charts best seller.

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