Carina Press Digital-First Publishing House Launches


    
    Carina Press(TM) begins by publishing 37 titles in launch month




    
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<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">June 8</span> /CNW/ -- <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span>, a digital-first publishing house whose ebooks are sold direct to consumers through the <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> website and numerous third-party websites, officially launched today by publishing their first 10 titles.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> is an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, but is distinguishable from the company's traditional publishing businesses.</p>
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<p>"As a digital-first publisher <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> is a natural extension to our business; it builds on our digital strength and leadership position. It gives us greater flexibility in the type of editorial we can accept from authors and offer to readers.  As such, we expect to discover new authors and unique voices," said <span class="xn-person">Donna Hayes</span>, CEO and Publisher of Harlequin.  "As well, we hope to reach a new group of readers with niche editorial."</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> will begin by publishing 37 books in its first month--approximately 10 books a week--across a broad range of fiction with an emphasis on romance and its subgenres, including science fiction, fantasy, erotica, gay/lesbian, mystery, suspense and thriller.  <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> ebooks vary in price from <span class="xn-money">$2.99 to $6.99</span> depending on the length of the work, which can range from 20,000 to more than 100,000 words.</p>
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<p>"More and more readers are migrating to the digital world," said <span class="xn-person">Angela James</span>, Executive Editor of <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span>.  "They're as interested in refreshingly original stories, told by authors with truly distinct perspectives, as they are compelled by the immediacy of digital publishing.  With a click they can have the book right in front of them on their computer or portable device.  There's no waiting for a book to arrive and it's never out of stock."</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> ebooks are available on the <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> website (<a href="http://www.carinapress.com">www.carinapress.com</a>) and through third-party retailers such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> ebooks are published in the ePUB format and can be read on a variety of devices, including computer, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, nook, Kobo, BlackBerry and mobile phone.  <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> does not utilize digital rights management so readers are able to share stories between devices. <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> also offers digital review galleys through NetGalley.</p>
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<p>Audible Inc. will produce unabridged audio versions of many <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> titles and make them available at Audible.com, iTunes and Amazon.com. Audible.com will launch the <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> audio titles in <span class="xn-chron">July 2010</span>.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> is currently accepting submissions in all genres of commercial fiction.  <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> will consider shorter length stories, genre novels from 50,000 to more than 100,000 words and complex narratives of over 100,000 words.  <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> will also acquire books that have been previously released in print form, but for which the author has either retained digital rights or had digital rights revert to them.  All submissions should be sent to <a href="mailto:submissions@carinapress.com">submissions@carinapress.com</a>.</p>
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<p>For full submission guidelines and more information on <span class="xn-person">Carina Press</span> please go to <a href="http://www.carinapress.com">www.carinapress.com</a>.</p>
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    About Harlequin Enterprises

    
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<p>Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 32 languages and sold in 115 international markets. The company produces over 110 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,100 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin's website is located at <a href="http://www.eHarlequin.com">www.eHarlequin.com</a>. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span>, New York and <span class="xn-location">London</span>. For more information please visit <a href="http://www.eHarlequin.com">www.eHarlequin.com</a> or press.eHarlequin.com.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Malle Vallik, Director, Digital Content & Social Media, +1-416-445-5860, malle_vallik@carinapress.com

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