Who We Are
Hera is a brand new, female-led, independent digital publisher. We’re on a mission to publish the very best in commercial fiction. Let us tell you a story…
From gripping psychological suspense, police procedurals and serial killer thrillers, to romance, heartwarming sagas, quirky uplifting fiction and sexy, glamorous contemporary fiction – whatever your reading tastes, Hera has you covered!
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Co-Founder and Publishing Director
Keshini Naidoo has extensive experience of breaking books into bestseller status, with her biggest authors selling millions of copies in digital sales alone. Having started her editorial career at Avon (HarperCollins UK), she then moved to being Associate Publisher at Bookouture, where she published global bestsellers including Angela Marsons and Kathryn Croft. Since picking Marsons up from the slush pile, she has gone on to sell almost 3 million ebooks and has sold rights in over 27 countries.
She was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2017, because she has “unabashedly embraced commercial titles”.
Keshini loves all genres of commercial fiction – from dark psychological thrillers with a twist that leaves you breathless to cosy romance that comforts like a mug of steaming hot chocolate, she always has a book (or three) on the go. She’s passionate about bringing the best stories to life on the page and wants to publish books that keep you reading until the wee small hours…
Co-founder and Managing Director
Lindsey Mooney was the first UK employee for Kobo, launching their ebook service in the UK and working closely with publishers to make Kobo the No. 2 ebook store in the UK, ahead of Google and other competitors. Most recently, she has been instrumental in launching audiobooks in the UK.
She has worked with ebooks since 2009 with various retailers, including The Book Depository and Anobii, which later became Sainsbury’s ebooks before handing over their business over to Kobo. She also worked on digital strategy for both Hachette and Random House before moving into retail.
She was a Bookseller Rising Star in 2013, touted as a “digital young gun”.