Friday, June 08, 2007

Samhain Publishing (my publisher) and Kensingston Books Announcement

Samhain Publishing, Ltd. recently announced a new partnership with Kensington Books that will increase exposure for Samhain, and move Kensington into the steamier side of romance. Kensington and Samhain are jointly creating a Samhain imprint, publishing one or two books per month in both trade paperback and mass market. Samhain will be responsible for acquisition and editing, and Kensington will print, market and distribute the books.

"We're all thrilled to be given this opportunity to work with a publishing giant such as Kensington," says Christina Brashear, owner and CEO of Samhain Publishing. "It's really quite a compliment that Kensington recognizes all the hard work and long hours put in by our authors, editors and staff."

This partnership marks the first time that an epublisher will make inroads onto the mass-market bookshelves like those of big-box department stores and grocery stores. The Samhain books will have traditional print runs and will be marketed to buyers alongside other Kensington imprints such as Zebra, Brava and Strapless.

Brashear will be working closely with Kensington Senior Editor Kate Duffy to work out print release dates.

"This exciting new venture will bring together the best of traditional NY publishing and the innovative nature of small press," says Brashear. "We are looking forward to challenges this brings."

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