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Bestselling author Dean Koontz moves to Amazon Publishing with five-book deal

Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint will publish five novels and six short thrillers with Koontz.

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Dean Koontz signs five-book deal with Amazon Publishing
Dean Koontz. Credit: s_bukley/

Yesterday Amazon Publishing announced they’d signed a multi-book deal with bestselling author Dean Koontz, who will be releasing five novels and six short thrillers with Amazon mystery imprint Thomas & Mercer.

Nameless, the short thriller collection, is slated for release on November 12, while Devoted, Koontz’s first full-length novel with Amazon, will become launch in April 2020. Nameless will be free for Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers under the company’s Amazon Original Stories unit. 

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“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,” the author said in a statement. “The times are changing, and it’s invigorating to be where change is understood and embraced.”

“Building on the success of Dean’s Amazon Charts bestselling short story, Ricochet Joe, our first publication together, we’re excited to expand our relationship with five new books from Thomas & Mercer and an episodic collection of short thrillers from Amazon Original Stories, delivering the kind of exhilarating and deeply resonant suspense his millions of fans expect and we know new readers will love,” Publisher of Amazon Publishing Mikyla Bruder said.


Titles and release dates for Koontz’s other four novels have not yet been announced. See the video announcement with Koontz here.