Amazon just announced the launch of another publishing imprint, 47 North. This new imprint focuses on speculative fiction genres, namely science-fiction, fantasy, and horror.
See the link below for commentary from both The Passive Voice blog and author Michael Stackpole.
Link to article on The Passive Voice.
As for me, I find it interesting that the kings of digital self-publishing distribution, Amazon, have now become actual publishers and are releasing both new and backlisted novels.
What does this mean for digital self-publishing pursuits?
As with any publisher, I suspect they’ll solicit deals with those indie/traditional published writers who are making a splash in the market with consistently high sales.
I’m not sure if 47 North will be open to direct query or agent contact. That remains to be seen.
This announcement, while intriguing, doesn’t change my publishing plans at this moment.
What do you think about this new development? Does it change anything for your writing/publishing plans?