Wednesday, December 14, 2011Posted by Diana Quincy at 7:22 PM
Excited by the explosion of ebooks, many published authors are rushing to release digital copies of their backlists.
Samhain Publishing just launched a new ebook imprint that can help them with that.
According to GalleyCat, Retro Romance will publish previously out-of-print romance novels from the past 30 years. The line kicked off this week with old/new titles from Sharon DeVita, Kate Donvan, Patricia Hagan, Karen Kay and Debra Mullins.
"For authors who have older titles and want to release them digitally, but don’t care to act as their own cover artist, production assistant, editor, or distributor, Samhain’s Retro Romance line is an ideal solution," said Samhain editorial director Heather Osborn in a blog posting. "We take on the work of scanning print books into digital files, copy editing, formatting into all of the various digital formats, creating beautiful cover art, advertising and promotion – and supply authors with a robust built-in distribution. It’s a win-win.”