I’ve seen more birthdays than I want to admit besides, at my age one is much like the last. Now I watch the children get excited about their special day. But this past week I’ve been excited about one particular birthday. On June 7, Carina Press will celebrate its first birthday.
Smart Bitches had a wonderful blog when Carina Press launched.
“Carina is a constellation in the Southern sky, and is Latin for “keel” - as in, the fins and structures operating below the surface of the water unseen yet keeping the ship balanced, and on its course. Here’s an interesting bit of physics I didn’t know: the keel’s job is to convert a sideways force to a forward force, sort of like trying to figure out how to convert a changing tide or market to keep your industry moving forward.
It’s even more awesome when applied to Harlequin, who launched Carina Press today, a digital-only publishing house. It is a division of Harlequin Enterprises LTD but because it is digital only, as in, no print, it operates separately.”
Angela James, the Executive Editor of Carina Press, called me February 3 to tell me Carina Press wanted to publish my book. The call was exciting for many reasons. I would be part of a forward thinking, major publisher. Many of us have our dream publisher, Carina Press was mine.
Carina Press, a division of Harlequin Enterprises the largest publisher of romance books, publishes books weekly across many genres, not just romance. There are currently over one hundred Carina authors and the number keeps growing.
I lift my virtual glass and salute Angela, her team, her authors, and Denise Nielsen (my editor extraordinaire).