Friday, January 20, 2012

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Grand Central Publishing Launches Digital-First Romance Imprint

Via Dear Author (via the press release):

Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced today that it will launch Forever Yours, a new digital imprint, in February 2012.  The imprint will publish two to four e-book titles a month, featuring both new, original works and classic romance titles from Forever’s rich backlist.  Jamie Raab, Executive Vice President and Publisher, and Beth de Guzman, Vice President and Paperback Editor-in-Chief, made the announcement.

The first two e-books on the list are EMBER by Kristen Callihan, a gothic historical romance prequel to the author’s debut novel,Firelight; and ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT by Jennifer Haymore, a historical romance novella set in the world of the author’s bestselling Donovan series.

Amy Pierpont, Editorial Director, Forever, will oversee and direct the imprint. “With the growth of the e-book market, and the success of romance e-books, which always top the e-book bestseller charts, this is a tremendous opportunity for authors and readers,” said Pierpont. “We are excited to discover new voices in romance, and introduce readers to an exciting array of stories across all genres—contemporary, historical, and paranormal.”

Forever Yours will be accepting submissions from agented and unagented authors alike, and publishing short-form novellas (10,000 to 50,000 words) as well as longer length novels (up to 100,000 words).  Submissions can be sent toforeveryours@hbgusa.com.

I hope that by "paranormal" they also mean science fiction romance! Good luck to anyone who submits, and please do let me know if you succeed!

Joyfully yours,

Heather