Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. We offer royalty rates competitive with other digital publishers, offer authors consultation on cover art, back cover copy, and titles, and provide incomparable editorial support.
Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read, and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We welcome romances of all heat levels, featuring couples (or multiples) from all walks of life. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements. We strive to create romance and mystery lists comprised of stories written by, for and about people from diverse backgrounds and of all genders and sexual identities. We want many voices to be reflected in the books we publish, and hope all authors will consider making Carina Press their publisher of choice.
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Angela James, editorial director of Carina Press, an adult genre fiction imprint of Harlequin, is both an avid reader of digital books and a veteran of and advocate for the digital publishing industry. She has enjoyed fifteen years of experience in her field, including successfully launching, building and serving as editorial lead for two digital-first presses: Samhain Publishing and, since 2009, Harlequin’s Carina Press.
She has edited bestselling authors such as Alexa Riley, Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lilith Saintcrow, Shelly Laurenston and more. She was profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in the romance publishing industry, has been named New York Romance Writers of America’s 2013 Golden Apple Editor of the Year, and is the creator of Before You Hit Send, the popular online self-editing and writing workshop for authors.
You can find Angela on Twitter at @angelajames.
Kerri Buckley, Senior Editor
Before moving to Harlequin, Kerri Buckley spent eight years at the Bantam Dell imprint of Random House, editing books by Danielle Steel, Luanne Rice, Dean Koontz, Diana Peterfreund, Eve Ensler, Anne Kreamer, and Kurt and Mark Vonnegut, among many others.
Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across all subgenres of romance and mystery but has focused her list primarily in contemporary romance, erotic romance, romantic suspense, male/male romance, and mystery. Some of Kerri’s recent and upcoming Carina Press projects include Perfect Day by Sally Malcolm, Pierced Ink and Madd Ink by Dani René, and One Match Fire by Lissa Linden. Kerri’s Carina Press titles have twice been nominated for RITA awards and she was the 2016 RWANYC Golden Apple Editor of the Year.
Find Kerri on Twitter @BuckleyKerri.
Stephanie Doig, Associate Editor
Stephanie began her career at Harlequin nine years ago and has been working with the Carina Press team since 2011. In her time at Harlequin she worked as a proofreader, copy editor, and author liaison before moving to the editor’s desk. As associate editor, Stephanie acquires and edits across genres, but is currently especially interested in contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue and a hint of humor; and paranormal series with high sexual tension and solid world building.
You can find Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieDoig
We also have a fabulous team of freelance editors–see their profiles.
As passionate as we are about acquiring wonderful books, we’re equally as committed to finding them an audience. The marketing and PR teams are responsible for making sure readers know about and can get their hands on a Carina Press book they will love.