stMartinSt. Martin’s Press will launch a new digital romance imprint called SMP Swerve. The new fiction imprint has named Anne Marie Tallberg as publishing director. She is St. Martin’s Paperbacks and St. Martin’s Griffin v-p and associate publisher.  The first titles will be released in January 2016.

Monique Patterson, editorial director of romance and executive editor, will oversee romance editors who will acquire content for the new imprint.

Authors will have the option of receiving an advance and royalties, or, can opt in for higher royalty rates with no advance. Royalties will be based on net publisher receipts, paid quarterly.