Last Friday we had a lovely TwitChat with Angela James, editorial director of Harlequin’s new digital press, Carina. You can read through the full transcript by clicking here (archived TwitChat).
Angela shared some basic info about Carina Press including:
- They will be digital first, no advance, higher than usual royalty
- They are interested in publishing a number of romance subgenres including: historical, paranormal, and fantasy/sci-fi
- Distribution will be both direct from Carina site & through 3rd party sites
- They are aiming for an early summer 2010 launch of titles
- Titles will be DRM-free
Some highlights from the chat:
any plans to work with bookstores (specifically indies) to promote and distribute? Posted by AaronsBooks
I hope that people stop using the term “real books” in regards to print & realize that digital is just as “real”! Posted by angelajames
I would also like to see the fear of digital go away in the publishing industry (along with current DRM on most platforms) Posted by angelajames
Just a reminder: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will not be any #FollowReader this week. But, we’ll be back in full force on Friday, December 4th.