Oldcastle Books launches digital-only genre fiction imprint

Oldcastle Books launches digital-only genre fiction imprint

Independent publishing group Oldcastle Books is launching a digital-only sister company, Verve Books.

Despite the widely reported flatlining of the e-book market, many publishers of genre fiction are still seeing success in the format. It has proved to be a significant revenue stream for Oldcastle Books—whose imprints include award-winning crime fiction list No Exit Press, cinema and popular culture imprint Kamera Books, and pocket-guide travel list Pocket Essentials—with some 50% of its revenue coming from digital in recent years.

The new company will be fronted by Oldcastle editorial an...

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