Interested in a specific publishing house? Want to know what the editors are looking for? Find out all you need to know during the Publishing Spotlights!
Each of our VIP editors will give a 30-minute presentation on their publisher at this year’s Spring Fling. Find out more below!
Presented by Julie Mianecki
Berkley Publishing Group is a long-running and successful multi-format publishing line, with an unparalleled roster of bestselling authors and an impressive range of books that appeal to readers of all genres. Berkley and sister imprint New American Library publish a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction—from bestselling novels to literary classics; from celebrity memoirs to serious nonfiction; from romance to mystery to science fiction/fantasy.
Our list is home to #1 international bestselling novelists, popular authors of romance and women’s fiction, influential science fiction/fantasy writers, celebrity authors, leading mystery writers, and military historians, among others. The Berkley/NAL imprints—including Jove, Signet, Ace, Roc, Sensation, and Caliber—publish books in all formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and ebook.
Berkley/NAL is proud to publish some of the most popular and recognizable writers in the world, including Ken Follett, Nora Roberts, Tom Clancy, John Sandford, J.R. Ward, Sylvia Day, and William Gibson. Our New York Times bestselling authors include Jayne Ann Krentz, Karen White, Christine Feehan, Catherine Anderson, Mary Balogh, Patricia Briggs, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jen Lancaster, Kathryn Stockett, and Liane Moriarty.
No matter the reader’s preference—fiction, nonfiction, commercial, genre—our diverse list offers something for everyone.
Presented by Suzanne Evans
Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of romantic fiction, in both the adult and young adult markets. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 970 titles, including the #8 bestselling book of 2012 by Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain, as well as the blockbuster YA hit Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout which was recently signed for a major motion picture to begin production in the Spring of 2017. Entangled has since grown to thirteen imprints, with 42 titles appearing on the USA Today Bestsellers list and 14 titles on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Currently, Entangled releases approximately 30-45 titles per month in digital first format and 4 per month in simultaneous print and e formats. We welcome both agented and unagented submissions and look forward to reading the next big hit! www.entangledpublishing.com
Presented by Allison Carroll
Harlequin is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women. The Toronto-based company publishes more than 110 titles a month in 37 languages in 102 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,300 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from bestseller fiction to romance, from young adult novels to nonfiction, from African-American novels to inspirational romance, and more. Harlequin sells approximately half of all its books overseas and promotes its global presence through principal offices around the world and licensing agreements with businesses in other countries. Harlequin’s worldwide level of recognition and appeal provides the publisher with the unique opportunity of promoting and selling its authors around the world, wherever and whenever women shop.
Harlequin is unique in the publishing industry, combining highly recognizable imprints—Harlequin, MIRA Books, HQN Books, Harlequin TEEN, Kimani Press, Love Inspired, Worldwide Mystery, Gold Eagle and Carina Press; a global reach, a highly successful reader service, innovative website (Harlequin.com) and forward-looking technology (eBooks, downloadable audio, mobile phone applications) that not only allows the company to move further and further into the forefront of women’s fiction but continues to position Harlequin for growth.
Ultimately, however, it is the fact that Harlequin creates entertaining and enriching experiences for women to enjoy, to share and return to that drives the company’s success and enables Harlequin to push the boundaries, launching new stories, reaching new readers, offering new formats.
Loveswept & Flirt / Penguin-Random House Publishing Group
Presented by Susan Grimshaw, Editor at Large
Loveswept and Flirt are Random House’s digital-only imprints focused on all sub-genres of romance and women’s fiction titles. We offer the same publishing experience as all other Random House imprints and we pride ourselves on being author focused—designed to launch, build, and grow an author’s career and/or to alleviate some of the workload of indie publishing—as we partner with you through all stages of the publishing process. Our program is intended to address each authors individual needs. Bestselling authors like Sawyer Bennett, Tracy Wolff, and Lauren Layne have cultivated their success with us and many more debuts are following in their footsteps. Consumers are reading eBooks now more than ever before, and we’re eager to partner with you. Find out more at randomhousebooks.com/loveswept-flirt/
Presented by Cat Clyne
Sourcebooks Casablanca started publishing romance fiction in 2008, with a foundation of love and respect for romance fiction, the authors who create it, and the readers who devour it. As an imprint of Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned independent publishing house in North America, Casablanca started with some fundamental beliefs:
- Authors are our rock stars and part of every strategic decision—covers, editing, promotion, branding, etc.;
- We publish authors, not just books—the focus is on building authors’ careers;
- Data, strategy, marketing, and editorial direction are some of the value we as publisher bring to the table;
- Books change lives! Everyone at Sourcebooks is an avid reader.
We are incredibly proud of the many authors who have debuted with us and become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Many of our authors have published more than a dozen books with us, and have a growing and devoted readership. Sourcebooks Casablanca publishes 6-8 single title romance novels per month, releasing in paperback and ebook simultaneously, and distributed wherever books are sold. This includes online retailers, mass market retailers, bookstores, libraries, clubs, and grocery stores.
We publish in all subgenres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotic Romance. We welcome unagented submissions. Learn more at www.sourcebooks.com.