Thursday, 2 May 2013

For Romance Writers

For anyone writing romance of any kind, you might find the following two new digital imprints of interest, both from mainstream print companies - and one is running a competition.

This seems to be the trend now - bigger publishers bringing out a digital-first imprint. I was speaking at a fairly large group through in Edinburgh on Monday evening and asked who used an e-reader of some kind. Must admit I was slightly surprised, and delighted, to find only about about three people didn't use one now. Even if many of us still love to read a print book at times, there's no denying ebooks are hugely popular - and that is good news for writers!

Pulse (part of Myrmidon) Submissions and Competition

Pulse is looking for action drama romance in novel or novella length. They are running a competition at the moment which closes on 31st May 2013. Full details on the Pulse website.

Harper Impulse

This is the new digital-first imprint from the large Harper Collins company. They want 'romance fiction for today's woman' in all romance genres. Their blog gives some details but, interestingly, they broke this news on Facebook, where you'll find more details.

Good luck if you enter or submit!


Joanna said...

Many thanks, Rosemary. These look very interesting.
I wish I could get used to reading on Kindle. It's still very hard to tear myself away from print books. But I have made myself download something I really want to read, in the hope that I shall be unable to resist using it! x

Wendy's Writing said...

I have had my kindly since Christmas and without a doubt, I still prefer traditional books. Thanks for the info, Rosemary.

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Rosemary, I submitted to HarperImpulse as soon as the opportunity arose, still have yet to hear, fingers and toes crossed......

Jean Bull said...

Thank you for those links, Rosemary.
A Kindle is undoubtedly useful to save taking a suitcase full of books on holiday, but at home, I like relaxing with a real one!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Joanna - I think I still prefer print overall, though I would never use anything but kindle for readign in bed now.

You're obviously not alone in that, Wendy!

Oh, the best of luck with it, Cara!

You're welcome, Jean - and yes, I know what you mean!

Carolb said...

E-readers have opened the door to readers being able to discover lots of new writers.

Thanks for sharing the other details, Rosemary.

Impulse are on my list for submitting my novella to, when it's ready.

Edith said...

Thanks a million for this info! I'm going to check them out now. Love your blog! :0 Edith xxx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're quite right about e-readers, Carol. Good luck with that submission when it arrives!

You're welcome, Edith -and thanks a lot for your comment!

myraduffy said...

As always, a very helpful post, Rosemary.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Myra!