Monday, November 09, 2009

NEW MARKET: Carina Press

Carina Press
"Carina Press will consider shorter length stories of less than 50,000 words, genre novels between 50,000 to 100,000 words and longer and complex narratives of over 100,000 words. We expect to publish a majority of romance and erotic romance but are also very interested in women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, futuristic, mystery, thrillers, horror, and niches. If you have something new and fresh we would be happy to read your story!"

Objectively, this is pretty big news. Subjectively, I am having trouble finding it all that interesting. I think it is, as with any new epress, a case of "wait and see".

See also:
Angela James and her journey to Harlequin with Carina Press
Harlequin Launches Digital-Only Publishing House
Carina Press (SBTB)
Harlequin: Carina Press (Teddypig)


  1. Anonymous12:50 PM

    Anyone else concerned that Carina Press is "buying all rights" including print rights, even though they have no immediate plans to enter the print market and offer no advance? What exactly are they "buying" all those rights with?

    This seems like a pretty big grab.

  2. Seems typical of Harlequin. They're also only paying out every six months.

  3. Anonymous3:33 AM

    Yep sounds like Harlequin all right. Not particularly concerned as unlike other epubs their parent company does have the facilities to fully exploit the rights.

  4. I would assume, as with *any* publisher you can negotiate the contract...

    I'm taking Emily's stance: wait and see.

    But I do find it interesting that one of the big guys is finally making a true test of the no advance system.

  5. Anonymous7:10 PM

    I'm not sure how well the no-advance system will work when they're only willing to pay biannually.

  6. To somewhat counterbalance the biannual payments, they're paying on reported third-party sales and not just reimbursed third-party sales. I think that's a bit of an improvement on the old model.

  7. I think I am just suffering from epublisher fatigue....

  8. I hope it succeeds and does so quickly. Harlequin is not known for waiting very long to see if their new ventures pan out (*cough*SilhouetteBombshell*cough*)