Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Berkley/NAL to Launch E-Initial EBOOK Imprint in January Called InterMix

I was sent this press release from The Berkley Publishing Group / New American Library this morning about their new Ebook imprint InterMix. Sounds exciting!



InterMix Authors—Both New Voices and Long-Time Favorites—to be Backed by Publishing Team that Leads Industry in Paperback Bestsellers

Classic Nora Roberts Titles will be Available as eBooks for the First Time

New York, NY, October 19, 2011— In January 2012, Penguin Group (USA)’s Berkley/NAL division will launch InterMix, a new e-initial eBook imprint, it was announced today by Leslie Gelbman, President of The Berkley Publishing Group. Continuing Penguin’s ongoing commitment to bring writers to readers in a variety of formats, the eBook imprint will introduce original works from new authors as well as publish favorite titles from beloved authors—such as Nora Roberts—that are available as eBooks for the first time. InterMix will be focused on eBooks, though some titles might also eventually be published as physical books.

“InterMix is a natural extension of what we have been doing for years—energetically publishing bestselling authors and introducing readers to talented new writers we think will one day become bestsellers themselves,” Gelbman said. “The books we publish under the InterMix imprint will meet the same standard we apply when acquiring books for Berkley/NAL—great stories, told well.”

InterMix will launch in January 2012 with the release of eleven classic books from Nora Roberts—titles that have never before been available as eBooks, including such popular series as Cordina’s Royal Family and The Donovan Legacy and several novels featuring fan favorites the O’Hurleys. Additional Nora Roberts eBooks will be published throughout 2012, with the second group—including seven of Roberts’s beloved novels about the MacGregor family—available in April.

The eBooks published by InterMix will encompass a wide range of genres, including women’s fiction, romance, mystery and thriller, and science fiction/fantasy. Every InterMix title—whether brand new or previously available in print—will receive fresh cover art, newly designed interiors, and creative marketing, publicity, and advertising campaigns.

"The Berkley and NAL editorial teams are excited about finding fresh and innovative voices for InterMix and introducing these authors in the eBook format. Of course, we’re not ruling out the possibility that some InterMix authors will join Berkley/NAL’s vibrant print publishing program,” Gelbman said.

In February, InterMix will revive the renowned Signet Regency line with the release of six popular romance titles that have never before been published as eBooks. Signet Regency, a popular line of Regency-era romances, began in the mid-1970s and became the leading publisher of Regency romances. Three additional Regency-set romances will be released each following month throughout 2012. And later in the year, InterMix will bring back four novels in the classic Guinevere Jones series from bestselling writer Jayne Ann Krentz, writing as Jayne Castle, that have long been out of print and have never been available as eBooks.

InterMix titles will be available wherever eBooks are sold, in a variety of formats compatible with all major eReaders.



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