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Kate Cuthbert on Escape Publishing!

We have Escape Publishing's Managing Editor Kate Cuthbert with more information on this digital-first division of Harlequin Australia. Over to Kate ...

Hi Nas,

Thanks for inviting me to tell you a little bit about Escape Publishing!

 On the 14th of November, Harlequin Australia launched its digital-first arm, Escape Publishing,with an aim of bringing Australian and New Zealand voices and stories to the world, Escape is taking submissions in all genres of romance, as long as the story has a romantic arc and an emotionally fulfilling ending. But that's our only restriction – our digital-first publishing model gives us the flexibility and freedom to take some risks and explore new areas, as well as publishing some truly fantastic traditional romance.

The imprint launched with five titles across the spectrum of romance, and will publish six more titles in December.
The launch titles are:

Chains of Revenge by Keziah Hill, a dark erotic fantasy novella.

Chaos Born by Rebekah Turner, a complex, darkly humoured urban fantasy debut.

Christmas Wishes by Rhian Cahill, a sweet, sexy, sensual holiday romance novella.

Grease Monkey Jive by Ainslie Paton, a groovy, meaty, modern contemporary romance.

In Safe Hands by Lee Christine, a sophisticated, polished, suspenseful romantic suspense.
Or see here for Escape Publishing launch titles!
 

All Escape Publishing titles are available without DRM or geographic restrictions, from major and local e-booksellers. They are specially priced for the launch at the moment, so if you'd like to give us a try, now would be a great time to do so!
If you would like more information, please visit the website, www.escapepublishing.com.au, or find us on social media: facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

Thanks so much for hosting me – I can't wait to hear what you think.

Kate


Now my friends and aspiring writers, dust off your manuscripts(by the way, send to us for help in dusting off!) and submit! For more information read this as I asked Kate some more questions earlier.

Ask all your burning questions about submitting now ...


24 comments:

  1. Thanks, Nas, for having Kate here today! I love all the options in today's publishing world. It's so neat to see all the avenues for authors. It's all about supporting each other and keeping people reading. :D

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    1. Hi Morgan,

      Thanks for coming by to read this post!

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  2. Thanks for the intro , Nas. I've been offline for a while and haven't caught up with the news on Escape Publishing yet

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    1. Hi Shelley!

      Escape Publishing is awesome in that it's looking for all type of stories. All the books released by it would be DRM free with no geological restrictions.

      As a Carina Press author, you'll have a new author home nearer to your home!

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  3. Nas, do you know if they're willing to look at a manuscript that has been previously published but the rights have been returned to me? I couldn't see the answer on their website.

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    1. Yes, Shelley. I asked this question to Kate in the interview I did earlier at Romance Book Haven read that for more information!

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  4. It's always great to hear about new opportunities for writers!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Thanks for coming by to read this post!

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  5. Hi Kate and Nas, my question is must the author be Australian or from New Zealand, or might you consider other authors who base their stories in Australia/NZ?

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    1. Hi Sally
      Although our focus is on Aussie and NZ voices and stories, we do accept international and internationally set stories as well - just as long as they fit the 'romance' requirements!

      Thanks
      Kate

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    2. Hi Sally!

      I hope your question was answered? Please do submit as I know you write awesome romances!

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  6. Awesome mega launches. Yay for everyone involved.

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    1. Thanks for coming along to read this post Joylene!

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  7. Wonderful news! About time, too :)

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  8. That's great news! It looks like you have some fabulous books to launch.

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    1. Hi Sherry!

      It was some fantastic launch titles! And the December 10th release are more awesome line up of titles!

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  9. I'm particularly fascinated by the fact that Escape has offered a market for shorter fiction. I know quiet a few writers who would be interested and I plan to spread the word...

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    1. Hi Maria,

      Yes, do tell all aspiring writers to target and send their submissions in!

      Thanks for coming by.

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  10. Hi Nas! Hi Kate! This is all so exciting. I, too, like the variation in word limits on offer. I for one have both novella-length and 50.000+ word novels I'm polishing ready to submit to Escape. And I am spreading the word. Do you think Kate would guest on my blog, Nas?
    Laura is doing well with readers on my post. :D

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    1. Hi Denise!

      All the best with your polishing! Thanks for having Laura over. And I'll get back to you after checking if Kate has had enough of blogging or if she is open to more!

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  11. I like the sound of those novellas. Thanks for introducing me to Escape Publishing.

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