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Good question about formats @bradmacl Epub and PDF (DRM-free of course) are the ones we know. Still working out the rest. #followreaderPosted by angelajames

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:

RT @angelajames: Lit agents can (&do) have a role in @CarinaPress We’ve had agented subs already & they are enthusiastic. Posted by GalleyCat

any plans to work with bookstores (specifically indies) to promote and distribute? Posted by AaronsBooks

That’s a great ? @AaronsBooks we wld love to innovate something with bookstores for digital & work with booksellers.Posted by angelajames

What about the tech end? Will @CarinaPress Books be available on a variety of ereader platforms? Posted by bradmacl

Good question about formats @bradmacl Epub and PDF (DRM-free of course) are the ones we know. Still working out the rest. Posted by angelajames

@angelajames I’m excited to hear you’ll include back copy copy in ebooks – any other features you’ll be adding? Posted by CheekyReads

We’re still in early days of planning formatting, so no definitive plans yet @CheekyReads Posted by angelajames

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

I’ll continue to answer questions on Twitter or our blog www.carinapress.com if there are more that come up! 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.

~ Kat

 

 

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Angela James of Carina Press

This Friday on #FollowReader, we’ll be Twit-chatting with the fabulous Ms. Angela James (@AngelaJames), the newly appointed Executive Editor for Harlequin’s soon-to-be on-the-e-reading-scene Carina Press (@CarinaPress). Launching the summer of 2010, Carina will be a digital-only publishing house,  operating independently of Harlequin’s traditional publishing businesses.

Angela James is a long time key player in the e-romance world, and a well-known (and delightfully outspoken) advocate for digital publishing. Among the topics we’ll be discussing with Angie on Friday’s #FollowReader:

  • Carina’s decision to go digital only (or at least, digital-first, for now)
  • No DRM – did we hear that right? And, what does that really mean?
  • Beyond women’s fiction — what subgenres can we expect to see from Carina?
  • Author compensation: Carina’s is going the no- advance/higher royalty route. What does that approach means for authors, publishers and readers?
  • What are Angie’s predictions for the future of publishing/books/reading?
  • And, just how cool is it to be launching a brand new publishing house for HARLEQUIN?

So, hope you can join us Friday, November 20th at 4pm ET.

To join the #followreader conversation on Friday, here’s what to do:

  1. Just before 4pm ET, log in to Twitter or whatever interface you use (e.g. Tweetchat, Tweetdeck, Twitterific, etc.)
  2. To follow the discussion, run a search for #followreader
  3. I’ll start by asking Angie (@AngelaJames) a few questions, before opening up the discussion to the group.
  4. To post to the discussion, type #followreader in each tweet

NOTE: You might want to experiment with TweetChat, which refreshes quickly and automatically loads your hashtag when you are in the discussion.

Looking forward to tweeting with you on Friday! And, for those of you who can’t make it on Friday, watch this space next week for a recap of the highlights. Also, please feel free to suggest topics for future #followreader chats in the comments below.

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