Success Stories


Book Bound attendees have gone on to enjoy publishing success. And four of them have blogged about it on the Authors Allsorts blog: “The Game Changing Writing Course”.

Sue Wallman, repeatedly published by Scholastic and Zoella Book Club

Tracey Mathias, soon to be published by Scholastic:

Nicki Thornton, soon to be published by Chicken House:

Sarah Baker, repeatedly published by Catnip
“I’m proof this course works, but don’t take my word for it.”

Sarah Baker nabbed a two book deal as announced by The Bookseller with Catnip Publishing for her novels Eloise Undercover and Through The Mirror Door.

She writes about her Book Bound experience in one of her interviews.

childrens writer retreat success story

Sue Wallman landed a two-book deal with Scholastic, as announced in The Bookseller and says nice things about us on Twitter. Lying About Last Summer was selected as part of the Zoella Book Club.

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Frances Durkin of The Histronauts attended a Book Bound day event in Oxford and went on to enjoy a publishing deal with Blue Peter award-shortlisted independent publisher bsmall:

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Tracey Mathias’s timely Brexit-inspired YA thrilled was snapped up by Scholastic and Tracey has this to say about Book Bound:

Tracey Mathias Quote


Rowena House’s debut historical novel Goose Road is being published by Walker Books in April 2018.

Rowena says, “Proof that the editorial foundations Book Bound give you really work came for me when Walker bought the second full draft of The Goose Road, following my own development edit. Since then, it’s only needed line & copy edits.”