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The weekend is drawing to a close in New Zealand, I am not sure where it goes to!

But I thought I would share our recent news about an exciting collaboration with a UK publishing company, Totally Entwined Group, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, who have launched 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.

First for Romance is your first destination for romance fiction, offering sales and support services to independent authors and publishers. Their dedicated romance fiction store, selling thousands of romance eBooks, Print on Demand and Audio books, is the perfect place for authors and publishers to retail their books. They also offer a whole host of back office publishing services to assist in getting a book to market. The platform provides authors and publishers, a portal with simple-to-upload tools, real-time reporting, and monthly payments on sales.

Available services include editing…

creation of cover art, This is where the collaboration will come into play, where authors will need to be paired with artists to create self-published book covers, so we will be available to work with any of the authors who sign up with First for Romance.

formatting, typesetting and Professional conversion of your manuscript 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.

First For Romance also offers marketing service packages, as well as advertising solutions to reach a core demographic.  There are weekly slots that can be pre-booked in advance using an interactive calendar.

First for Romance has a library of thousands of romance titles available from today via Ingram and are signing up independent authors and publishers from today.

Lovers of romance fiction need to look no further. The store offers thousands of books from the best romance authors and publishers in the world at sensible prices. Regular promotions will be a feature to enhance the reader experience, with ‘Romance Rewards’ buy 9 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 whole store is designed to save time and money and to enhance that special bit of ‘me time’.

First for Romance provides a home for romance fiction within an ever changing publishing industry. By offering an open-publishing model they can reach a wider audience and provide a full turn-key publishing solution, distributing and selling romance fiction to readers around the world.

Visit First for Romance today: