Thu, 30/05/2013 - 10:57
Choc Lit has bought an Australian romantic novel by Janet Gover, who was previously published by Little Black Dress.
Choc Lit director Lyn Vernham bought world rights in the title, Flight to Coorah Creek, directly from the author. The novel is set in the outback and Choc Lit plans to...
Wed, 14/03/2012 - 07:05
Century and Arrow have acquired bestselling romance trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, with the e-book editions out now and the first book in the trilogy coming in print next month.
Vintage Books in the US signed world English rights, with Cornerstone publishing m.d. Susan Sandon and Century and Arrow publisher Selina Walker...
Tue, 20/12/2011 - 07:04
Independent publisher Choc Lit has bought the world rights to two debut romance novels.
Choc Lit director Lyn Vernham acquired both titles direct through from the authors for publication in late 2012.
Up Close by Henriette Gyland [pictured left] is a romantic suspense story in the tradition of Hitchcock...
Wed, 07/09/2011 - 15:59
Ebury is launching a straight-to-digital romance list, Rouge, acquiring print rights to the titles in order to launch physical editions of the most popular titles.
The first eight e-books will be released on 29th September, with plans to publish four titles per month subsequently. The list will be split into six sub-genres—...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 07:15
Random House is to revive its 1980 romance imprint Loveswept as a digital-exclusive list. The e-books will be published in a trans-Atlantic partnership with Transworld in the UK. The development follows the strong growth of romance titles in the digital realm, with Amazon earlier launching its own Kindle-based romance list.
Mon, 22/06/2009 - 05:56
US author association the Romance Writers of America is facing a membership revolt after being accused of failing to "recognize the new digital world as a viable publishing option". A faction calling for change believes that the RWA's strict membership criteria is discriminating against digital publishers, and e-book-only authors...
Thu, 02/04/2009 - 08:55
Romance publisher Mills and Boon is to launch a social networking website. The online platform will launch on Monday (6th April) and will include a variety of features, including blogs, forums and reviews. Tim Cooper, director of direct and digital marketing at the publisher, said: "We know we have a loyal customer base and we're...
Thu, 19/02/2009 - 06:12
Romance publisher Mills & Boon has launched a protest against the “no kissing” sign installed by Virgin Rail at Warrington Bank Quay station in Cheshire earlier this week.
According to the Guardian, M&B publishing director Sarah Ritherdon has written to Virgin chief executive Tony Collins, claiming “...
Mon, 12/01/2009 - 17:00
What does the phrase 'romantic fiction' make you think of? I am betting 'Barbara Cartland', or ‘pink and fluffy'. Maybe another phrase sprang into your mind—‘bodice rippers', or perhaps it was ‘heaving bosoms'. So if you did think any of those things (and no one is going to come and ‘out' you over this...
Mon, 08/09/2008 - 06:30
Mills & Boon is launching its first line of explicit erotica – "essentially book porn" - reports the Independent.
The British publisher's new imprint, Spice, already launched in North America and will come to the UK next year, marking a sharp departure from Mills & Boon traditions.