Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:41
If last year’s erotica boom has taught the publishing industry anything it is that the old cliché is true—sex really does sell. Something that publishers will be hoping stays true for this year too, with New Adult the latest sexy genre getting publishers excited.
So, what is New Adult? Well it is often billed as...
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:20
After last year’s E L James-led erotica boom, the market has understandably contracted. But with a raft of titles coming out in 2013, is the category being over-published, or is it evolving? Alison Flood investigates.
It’s not that erotica isn’t still hot. The books are still flying off shelves—11 erotic...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 07:00
Little, Brown Book Group has acquired world rights in The Dining Club by Marina Anderson, the new "sumptuous romance" by the author of bestselling erotic title, Haven of Obedience.
Publisher for Sphere fiction Catherine Burke bought world rights from Jill Hughes at the Maggie Noach Literary Agency. The...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 11:29
Orion has acquired a new novel by the author of the erotic Eighty Days series Vina Jackson, signing her latest book, Mistress of Night and Dawn, for a six-figure sum.
Deputy group publisher Jon Wood and fiction editor Jemima Forrester bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title from Sarah Such of Sarah...
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 12:13
Headline has acquired The Submissive Trilogy, which originated as fan fiction inspired by the Twilight novels.
Kate Byrne, senior commissioning editor for fiction at Headline Publishing Group, acquired British Commonwealth excluding Canada in four books from Penguin US in a pre-emptive deal. Author Tara Sue Me first published the...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:00
Piatkus has acquired an erotic mash-up novel by the author of Jane Eyrotica.
Piatkus bought UK and Commonwealth rights in The Great Gatsby Unbound by Karena Rose from Isabel Atherton from Creative Authors. It will be released on 4th April 2013.
Senior editor at Piatkus Fiction Anna Boatman said: "Karena...
Thu, 07/02/2013 - 07:45
Indie publisher The Emma Press is calling for "understated" submissions to The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, lined up for this autumn.
The collection will be published in September and will include black line drawings.
Publisher Emma Wright said: "It's great that erotic literature has...
Wed, 06/02/2013 - 08:00
Sphere has won rights in a "choose your own adventure" erotica series following a fast-moving auction, with the books written by three South African authors under the pseudonym Helena S Paige.
Junior commissioning editor Manpreet Grewal bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada and South Africa, in three titles at...
Tue, 29/01/2013 - 11:29
The overriding theme among authors last year, of course, was erotica going mainstream thanks to E L James. By this, our third feature reviewing the market in 2012, you may be experiencing a bit of James fatigue—perhaps feeling like Anastasia Steele after a particularly long session in the Red Room of Pain.
Yet James’ 2012...
Tue, 15/01/2013 - 12:11
Mills & Boon has teamed up with ITV1’s “Lorraine” to find the next big name in “steamy fiction”.
The Racy Reads competition was launched yesterday (14th January) on the show. The entries will be judged by bestselling writer Jackie Collins and Mills & Boon author Victoria Fox.