Digital romance publisher launches with a wide range of top-quality, multi-format content at low prices at http://www.RavenousRomance.com
[Boston, MA, December 1, 2008] –Ravenous Romance™ has launched online at http://www.RavenousRomance.com <http://www.RavenousRomance.com> with content from both bestselling and award-winning authors and emerging talents. Products are available in both ebook and audiobook format in 12 different categories, including both modern and historical fiction, suspense, paranormal, gay/lesbian/bisexual, and new age, among others.
An imprint of Literary Partners Group, Inc., Ravenous Romance™ offers readers engaging and colorful stories with strong plots and character development, but peppered with steamy love scenes.
“Our goal is to be a destination site for romance readers,” said co-founder Allan Penn. “Like other epublishers, we offer a host of downloadable books, but we also reach beyond the items for sale with things like our free daily horoscopes and our pre-launch TwittErotica contest, which drew entries from all over the world. In the coming weeks, users will find author blogs, contests and more as we continue to grow and develop the site. The months ahead will be full of additions and we’re excited to roll them out to readers.”
Penn pointed out several key areas in which the company differs from competitors:
- They are the only epublisher to offer content in audiobook format.
- They will release a new novel-length book a day.
- They will also release a daily “Ravenous Rendezvous” short story, a new one of which, will go online at 12 p.m. every day (and will adjust for the reader’s local time zone).
- Low prices: $.99 for short stories, $4.99 for full-length eBooks, and $12.99 for audiobooks
- To date, they’ve signed more than 125 best-selling, award-winning, and emerging writers to more than 140 books, including John Updike’s protégée Catherine Hiller (Updike has provided a quote for her cover), best-selling horror writer John Skipp (writing as Gina McQueen), Rachel Kramer Bussel, and Cecilia Tan.
In order to ensure the most accessible cross-platform range of compatibility, ebooks and short stories are available in a choice of .pdf, .prc and .epub formats, which allows them to be read on the Amazon Kindle, the Sony Reader, the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Treo, or any type of smart phone or PDA. They can also be opened on the reader’s desktop or laptop computer. Audiobooks download in .mp3 format and can be listened to on an MP3 player, smartphone with MP3 capability, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, or computer.
Romance is the most popular genre in modern literature, generating $1.37 billion in net sales annually and accounting for 26.4% of all books sold. Demographically, 56% of romance readers are under age 44, and 74% have college degrees. Overall, these women are computer-literate and comfortable with new technologies. They are also voracious consumers, having read an average of nine romance novels each in 2006. Digital content offers a way for women to keep their reading interests discreet, portable, and affordable.
NOTE: The site has launched with two weeks worth of content in order to offer a wide selection to readers during the very early days of operation. New content will be added daily beginning December 14, 2008.
For more information please contact Dalyn A. Miller at 617-504-6869 or via email at Dalyn@DalynMillerPR.com
About Literary Partners Group, Inc. and Ravenous Romance™
Literary Partners Group, Inc. is a partnership among three creative industry executives. Holly Schmidt is a publishing executive with 15 years of experience in editorial, marketing, and sales. She joined forces with award-winning photographer Allan Penn to launch book packager Hollan Publishing, Inc. in 2006. Lori Perkins is a New York City literary agent with over 20 years of experience and an impressive stable of authors.