Totally Entwined Group, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, today launches First For Romance, the global online destination for romance fiction.
First for Romance is a full ‘turnkey’ publishing solution for the romance fiction community, including a new e-store for readers and a self-publishing platform for authors and independent publishers.
The e-store will offer readers of romance fiction access to thousands of books from hundreds of authors and publishers across audio, electronic and print formats. Regular promotions will include a ‘Romance Rewards’ buy nine get the 10th free offer. The store offers a ‘Gifting’ to friends and family feature, a ‘Send to Kindle’ feature, and will also be launching ‘Romantic Book Deals’ – which alerts readers to time-limited free and discounted eBooks that match their interests. The user experience has been designed around saving reader’s time and money, making the most of those minutes of ‘me time’.
The self-publishing platform is for independent authors and publishers of romance fiction, with expert marketing and sales support services to assist authors and publishers in targeting their core demographic and delivering their titles to market. First for Romance’s publishers’ portal makes it easy to upload titles and features real-time reporting and scheduled monthly payments. Services include editing, creation of cover art, formatting, typesetting and professional conversion of manuscripts to the three main formats used in the industry, including the two main re-flowable eBook formats (Mobi for Amazon Kindle and ePub for Apple, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Google Play and all other major channels) as well as standard PDF.
Claire Siemaszkiewicz (Totally Entwined Group CEO) says of the new venture: Our background as the first eBook publisher in Europe and having ten years’ experience in publishing romance eBooks stands us in good stead for this exciting new venture. It is something we’ve wanted to develop for a number of years, so we’re thrilled that we can now bring First For Romance to the market for readers, independent authors and publishers of romance fiction. There is nothing else like it in the industry. First For Romance is a dynamic platform which provides self-publishing services and houses the biggest collection of romance fiction books in our retail store. It’s an exciting time for the publishing industry and we’re keen to stay at the forefront of technology and publishing initiatives.