Happy New Year!
I’m excited to share this news with you. If you haven’t heard the internet buzzing today, Lyrical Press, Inc. has been acquired by Kensington Publishing Corp. I love Kensington’s books and I’m thrilled to announce I am following Lyrical and signing my Elemental Magic books as well as Claiming Ana under Lyrical’s imprint at Kensington. What this means is as of today, my backlist books will no longer be available in print through Createspace and may become temporarily unavailable until re-released by Kensington (hopefully within a couple of months.) This also means Claiming Ana will release early although I am not sure of the exact date.
The officially press release is included here.:
PUBLISHING COMPANY LYRICAL PRESS
foremost commercial independent publishing houses in the United States, announced
today that it has acquired the eBook publishing company Lyrical Press.
Beginning in January 2014, Lyrical Press will operate under its current name as
a digital-first imprint at Kensington Publishing.
CEO, Kensington Publishing Corp., says, “This deal delivers on Kensington’s
mission to publish the books that America wants to read and to be the house
that talented authors want to call home.
The ability to have a digital imprint that works efficiently like a
small independent press is what first attracted me to Lyrical. With Renee Rocco’s cutting-edge
expertise in running a small independent press and Kensington’s team of
talented professionals, we look forward to building new and existing authors while
expanding the titles published under the Lyrical Press imprint.”
by Adam Zacharius, Kensington’s Director of Special Projects and
Alternative Media. Renee Rocco, who founded Lyrical Press in 2007, will
be Managing Director of the imprint.
Lyrical Press, I strove to emulate Kensington’s standard of quality and the
company’s dynamic atmosphere,” states Renee Rocco, Managing Director. “As the
publishing business evolved, we sought strategies to expand the reach of
Lyrical Press and strengthen its foothold in the industry. The
opportunity to now join forces with Kensington, a company I have
deeply admired, and become a member of the Kensington team is both an
exciting adventure and the realization of a lifelong dream.”
The acquisition includes approximately 250 romance, YA and genre fiction titles
in the Lyrical Press backlist. Kensington will immediately begin acquiring new
titles for Lyrical Press, as well as expanding its publicity, marketing and
editorial departments in order to dedicate the resources necessary to
supporting and growing the new imprint. All eBooks published under the
Lyrical Press imprint will be DRM-free and books over 60,000 words will be
available as print-on-demand editions.
Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s
Independent Publisher.” As the foremost independent commercial publishing
house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market
and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to
Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone and many
others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year.
Its diverse imprints including Zebra Books, Brava, Citadel Press, Dafina, Pinnacle
Books, Aphrodisia, K-Teen, eKensington and Lyrical Press are well-known for
providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s
fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true crime,
Western, and mystery titles.
owned and operated. It is the only major US publisher to have had three
generations serve the company since its founding by the late Walter Zacharius.
Currently Steven and Adam Zacharius, the second and third generation of the
family, lead a talented staff, many of whom have been with the Company for over
readers a rich catalog of titles ranging from tender contemporary romances and edgy
erotic paranormals, to suspenseful thrillers and shocking science fiction.
Authors can expect a personalized publishing experience from Lyrical Press,
where the relationship between the author and publisher is understood to be
symbiotic. When the authors succeed, the house succeeds. Readers will find Lyrical Press books
on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, iTunes, and most other eBook sites including