Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster, Inc. in Multifaceted Co-publishing and Distribution Agreement with OMNIFIC PublishingJuly 7, 2014
Gallery Books has entered into a co-publishing agreement with Omnific Publishing, an independent publisher of romantic fiction. Under the agreement, which is effective July 7, 2014, the Gallery Books and Pocket Books imprints will co-publish with Omnific a select number of titles in print and electronic formats.
In addition to the co-publication agreement, Simon & Schuster will now serve as the exclusive distributor of all other Omnific titles
News of the agreement was jointly announced by Louise Burke, President and Publisher of the Gallery Books Publishing Group, Steve Black, Vice President, Client Publisher Services and Elizabeth Harper, President and Publisher of Omnific Publishing.
“Omnific have been innovators in both their editorial approach to romantic fiction, and in their publishing and business philosophy,” said Louise Burke. “We have been greatly impressed with the high-quality and market success of many of their books, and look forward to a partnership that can take readership for their authors to new levels.”
“We look forward to providing Omnific with a sales and distribution infrastructure, for both electronic and print works, that will only help to grow the audience for their authors,” said Steve Black. “They are a welcome addition to our roster of distribution clients.”
“Having worked with Simon & Schuster in the acquisition of New York Times bestselling authors Alice Clayton and Emma Chase’s titles from Omnific in 2013, we knew they would be an excellent partner for us for both co-publishing and distribution,” Elizabeth Harper noted. “Louise Burke has always seen value in our unique approach to romance. It’s an honor to work with her and her team at Gallery.”
Founded in 2009 and based in Los Angeles, California, Omnific, whose motto is “Romance without Rules®,” is a publisher of romantic fiction that breaks the mold of traditional romance. Omnific publishes fresh, contemporary voices that speak to the modern sensibilities of today’s readers–smart romance for smart women.
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