Samhain Publishing has long been a driving force in the romance world thanks to their extensive list of authors, unique books and savviness in the digital market. Today, the company announced a few major changes that mark a new chapter in the publisher’s life.
In an effort to develop stronger industry relationships and stay ahead of the game, Samhain has announced owner Christina Brashear has returned as Publisher, resulting in changes in the editorial staff. Current Publisher Lindsey Faber will now serve as a consultant while Editorial Director Heather Osborn will now act as a freelance editor.
Brashear hopes this reorganization will bring Samhain back to “its roots of finding and publishing best-selling romance writers.” She also pledges to “continue to nurture and support our current authors while looking to find that next generation of best-selling writers…”
Additionally, Samhain will strengthen their pursuit of subsidiary rights, including audio and foreign rights. They already have a seventeen-audiobook deal with Audible and feminist icon Susie Bright, a four-audiobook deal with Insatiable and front-list titles will be available for reviewers on NetGalley. The company will also start advertising in mainstream markets, starting with the August issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, and will also sponsor the 2015 Horror Writers of America/Bram Stoker Awards. Later this summer, the company will relaunch their website with a fresh new look.
To read more about Samhain Publishing’s new changes and developments, read the full press release here.