KENSINGTON’S DIGITAL-FIRST IMPRINT LYRICAL PRESS ANNOUNCES
PRINT LINE TO DEBUT IN 2018
July, 2016: Kensington Publishing Corp. announced at the 2016 Romance Writers of America Conference in San Diego that Lyrical Press, its digital-first imprint, will launch a line of mass market paperback originals under the Lyrical Press banner. Lyrical’s mass market line will feature authors new to print, but who previously have been published digitally in Lyrical Press, and gained a following through their eBook titles and series. Starting in January 2018, the Lyrical Press print line will release one competitively priced mass market title per month, with three titles in each author’s series being published within a 12 month period. All releases will have a simultaneous eBook edition.
Three Lyrical authors have already been signed to the program. Leah Marie Brown, author of Lyrical’s It Girls series, is poised to debut the line in January 2018. Heather Heyford, author of the Napa Wine Heiresses series and upcoming Wine Country Romance series, and Jenna Jaxon, author of the House of Pleasure series, will follow Brown to kick off the new print line.
Alexandra Nicolajsen, Director of Social Media and Digital Sales, says of the launch, “Adding a print component to this already prolific imprint will increase the Lyrical footprint in all formats—giving authors an opportunity for a wide in-store presence, which will further grow readership across the board. It is an important next step in the development of our authors and a key piece to building their careers, which is always the central goal at Kensington.”
Martin Biro, Editor, Lyrical Press states, “Our goal with Lyrical is always to first build an audience, then establish a brand and strong sales within the digital market, so it’s wonderful to be able to launch new print series with this pre-existing platform. We’re eager to get these books into the hands of more readers than ever before and thrilled to see these authors make the leap into print for the first time.”
Another three available from the fabulous T.S. Joyce! I’m a bit behind at the moment so the first two, Air Ryder and Novak Raven are already out and Blackwing Dragon will be out soon!
A bittersweet farewell to the Boarlander series, and with sadness, the last books of Damon’s mountains. A huge congrats to T.S. Joyce on such a successful series. All bestsellers. A pleasure to be a part of it.
If anyone is looking for a response on some opening lines of a book, I highly recommend a facebook event happening soon. Hosted by the Kickass Chicks, a colleague of mine with Kensington, Penny Barber, is going to be critiquing book openings and giving feedback on why she would or would not read on. So important in the publishing industry to catch that publisher, agent, or editor’s eye. Keep them engaged. Give it a go!
PICK UP LINES March 2, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/events/1024966214234096/
Congratulations to author Liza O’Connor on her latest release, A Fortune To Die For, the first book in the White Oak Mafia series. A unique view on winning the lottery and what it really can do to a person. I always enjoy working with Liza for her unique content and a different approach to the traditional romance novel!
Congratulations to T.S. Joyce on her latest release Boarlander Bash Bear. I adore Bash. I think he’s one of my favorites. It was a pleasure to work on this with Miss Joyce!
Congratulations to T.S. Joyce on two more releases for her Bears Fur Hire series. Wolf Fur Hire we got out just before Christmas for an early pressie for her readers and we started out 2016 with Dawson Fur Hire. Both found on Amazon.
AMAZON – Wolf Fur Hire
AMAZON – Dawson Fur Hire
Congratulations to Gemma Brocato who released a Five Senses short!
Every day is filled with conferences, obligations, and disciplinary meetings for Assistant Principal Sarah Willis. When a student is sent to her office, a confrontation with his father, the new fire marshal in Granite Pointe, doesn’t extinguish her instant attraction to the man.
When his son gets into trouble at school, Cris Bayfield discovers he’s hot for teacher. His interest in Sarah goes beyond parent-teacher conferences, but her artistic side and his past history could spell doom for any potential relationship.
When the theatrical director for the high school play resigns unexpectedly, Sarah has to step in as the understudy, throwing her in Cris’s path on a regular basis. As they spend more and more time together, her resolve to not get involved with a parent goes up in flames.
T.S. Joyce has new releases coming out so quickly, I can’t keep up on with my postings. We work hard to get them out to the readers as soon as possible. They are addictive!