Ravenous Romance to Co-Publish
Line of Paranormal Romances
with Red Silk Editions
Exciting new publishing joint venture to launch this summer
[Beverly, MA – February 8, 2010]
Ravenous Romance, a digital publisher of erotic romance ebooks and audiobooks founded in 2008, has licensed the rights to 12 of its paranormal erotic romances to Red Silk Editions, a new imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC. The books will be published in trade paperback at the rate of two per month starting in June 2010.
“We see this partnership as an enormous opportunity to expand our reach – Red Wheel/Weiser has the sales expertise and distribution power to bring our authors’ work to a large audience,” says Ravenous Romance president and co-founder Holly Schmidt.
Romance is the number one category in fiction, with sales of $1.37 billion in 2008. Says Red Wheel/Weiser publisher Jan Johnson, “We’ve been looking for a way to expand on our success in non-fiction, and Red Silk Editions is an opportunity to do that for readers who are interested in both story and various metaphysical, paranormal, pagan principles. Fiction such as this introduces readers to other realities and other worlds. We are very optimistic about the potential of this new line.”
Red Wheel/Weiser has acquired world rights to the titles and plans to distribute them widely in English-speaking markets as well as license foreign-language rights. The titles include books by Cecilia Tan, Isabel Roman, Angela Cameron, and Rhonda Leigh Jones, and will encompass a wide variety of paranormal subgenres.
Ravenous Romance will continue to publish and distribute the ebook and digital audiobook versions of the books.
About Ravenous Romance
Ravenous Romance ebooks and digital audiobooks are sold at www.ravenousromance.com and other ebook and audiobook retail sites. Ravenous Romance also publishes the exclusive line of “Escape with Romance Collection” trade paperbacks for the Home Shopping Network and has licensed print rights to other publishing companies, including St. Martin’s Press and Alyson Books. Ravenous Romance was founded in 2008 by Holly Schmidt, Allan Penn, and Lori Perkins, and has published more than 200 books since.
About Red Wheel/Weiser LLC
Red Wheel/Weiser LLC has a long tradition of publishing top-quality metaphysical and occult teachings from around the world, as well as mind/body/spirit and inspirational gift books. The company publishes two other imprints, Weiser Books and Conari Press. The company is based in Newburyport, MA and San Francisco, CA. Visit their website at www.redwheelweiser.com.