New UK Digital Imprint

19 Apr 2013 1:56 PM | Digital Rights Committee (Administrator)

I am always interested in international digital imprints, given that we’re still hearing that digital isn’t picking up in other countries the way that it is in the US, let alone the sort of self-published/independent author-mindset.  Perhaps that will be changing as more international publishers add imprints that take submissions directly from authors?  See below:

HarperFiction in the UK’s new digital-first imprint, HarperImpulse, is accepting manuscript submissions directly from authors. HarperFiction Publishing Director Kim Young, who is running the imprint with content developer Charlotte Ledger, got what she asked for during their first month of accepting submissions. In an interview with Love A Happy Ending Magazine, Young said, “With our new digital first imprint though we want to hear from everybody and hope to increase that number!” Young said her women’s fiction team at HarperFiction handled about 12 submissions per week, but HarperImpulse “received nearly 500 manuscripts in less than a month and has three acquisition deals in the works,” according to their press release.

HarperImpulse is based in the UK and accepts submissions from UK writers and from international writers. In a call for submissions on the Authonomy blog, the editors of HarperImpulse said they are looking for “all sub-genres of the romance spectrum, from fun & fast Adult and New Adult genre fiction to more mainstream novels; particularly contemporary, historical, paranormal and erotic fiction.” Young told Love A Happy Ending that she is is focusing on New Adult novels for “the next big trend.” With Harper Impulse, Young and her team hope to build on the fantastic storytelling of authors like JA Redmerski with the support of HarperFiction Marketing, Publicity, and Sales teams to keep up with trends in the digital realm.

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