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Friday, May 15, 2015

Did You Hear?

Kensington Publishing Corp. has added two new imprints to the publisher’s Digital-First Line.  According to the article at Publishers Weekly this relates to the Lyrical Press acquisition that Kensington made in 2014.  The two imprints are Lyrical Shine (Contemporary Romance) and Lyrical Underground (Thriller, Mystery, and Horror).  Here’s the link to the Publishers Weekly article:

And here’s the link to the company’s website submission page:

According to the website they are looking for all types of romances as well as many other genres so it’s worth a look.

In other publishing news:

Simon & Schuster is partnering with Foli which is a mobile content delivery service and the target locations for this union are airports, museums and hotels.  This is a very interesting development IMHO because it can tie a writer’s work with an element or setting of their story.  So, for example, according to the Publishers Weekly article, “David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers will be a feature selection at the National Air & Space Museum,” as well as other locations.  Apparently the availability is limited to three days and at the venue in question but the reader can buy the book at anytime.  Pretty cool!  Here’s the link to the article:

This next article titled, Amazon Publishing Marches On, is interesting for me because not only does it explore the publishing empire that Amazon has built so far but it provides two charts – one that lists Amazon’s bestsellers for 2014 and the other that lists the publishing company's imprints and their focus in publishing.  Good stuff!  Here’s the link:

So, lots of good information to reference and process for the Indie author this week.


  1. 18 Best-Seller books, including Walter Isaacson's "The Innovators", Stephen King's "Revival", Hilary Clinton's "Hard Choices", etc. will be available at 50 major U.S. airports and Foli partner hotel locations for travelers to enjoy. Travelers simply Download Foli once to enjoy everywhere: Airport locations listed here:

  2. You're always on top of the latest. I'll have to check this out.