The Random House Publishing Group (my happy literary home!) just announced three new digital imprints to add to LOVESWEPT, their digital imprint for romance and women's fiction: ALIBI, for mystery/suspense; HYDRA, for sci-fi/fantasy; and FLIRT, for "college-age New Adult" fiction Their stated goal is to provide "affordable, accessible, and accomplished genre fiction," which they will publish more quickly and nimbly than traditional books. What's in it for authors?
- Working with Random House's terrific editors--which, trust me, can make a world of difference;
- Amazing Random House art-department created covers like the gorgeous one they've done for The Wednesday Daughters (see below; the novel will be published in print as well as digital, but you get the idea).
- The publicity and marketing skills of the Random House team, including guidance and training in the use of social media tools to help connect directly with readers; and
- Titles will be available for purchase at major e-retailers, and will be compatible with all reading devices.
Did I mention these are really lovely folks to work with? These new Random House imprints are looking for short content (15,000 to 30,000 words) as well as full-length works, and are undertaking to respond to queries in 2-4 weeks. You can submit online, too, of course. Good luck! - Meg
This post originally ran on 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started, hosted by Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters, and other novels. 1st Books features award-winning writers blogging about how they got started writing and publishing, as well as other readerly and writerly delights.