Sourcebooks to Publish Romance

According to Publisher’s Weekly, the publisher Sourcebooks, known for children’s books, is getting into romance with the launch of its Casablanca line. The line will publish the gamut of romance, including paranormal, time travel, erotic, historical, and contemporary. Editorial manager Deb Werksman is said to be looking for new authors as well as established authors looking for a new direction.

Sourcebooks’s new line launches this fall with three titles: the time travel romance Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake by Laurie Brown, and two Regency romances, No Regrets by Michèle Ann Young and Cotillion by Georgette Heyer, an English historical romance writer widely credited with creating the Regency genre (she died in 1974). The spring 2008 list includes a contemporary romance featuring a Navy SEAL hero as well as six other titles. The imprint will eventually publish 15 to 20 titles per season, in a mixture of mass market and trade paperback formats.