Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Mira Ink blog party and I was intrigued to find out about Carina. Many of you will be familiar with Carina Press, which has been set up in America, well Carina is the UK equivalent.
Carina will be a digital only imprint from Harlequin UK. The reason behind the decision to be digital only is to get the books out to the public a lot quicker than books published in the normal route. I bet your thinking that this will impact on the quality of the final product, but quite frankly it shouldn’t. Harlequin have excellent and extremely experienced editors waiting to help you get your book in shape. They are responding to the sharp rise and ease of the self published market. They want to help you get your story out there with the expertise that you really need.
So Carina have put out a call for submissions. You don’t need to have an agent in order to get your book read. They are looking for submissions in any genre and in any age group. They are particularly interested in books that are transmedia. For those who are now looking at this page in a clueless fashion, transmedia is the art of telling a story that crosses over multiple platforms using the current digital technology, such as Twitter, Facebook, Ipads, Wifi, etc. etc. The open submissions policy will be open permanently so there is no deadline you need to rush for. As an unpublished author, I am truly excited by this new development in publishing and I can’t wait to see what Carina will bring to us in the next year. They already have two fantastic authors signed up, so I will definitely be keeping a very close eye on this exciting development in publishing.To find out more about Carina, please click here.