Amazon recently announced that it will enter the romance market with its fall launch of Montlake Romance. Amazon currently offers AmazonEncore and AmazonCrossing imprints but the new line will operate more along the lines of a traditional publishing house. Montlake will be competing with other publishers for romance authors. Amazon has remained guarded about its future publishing plans, but it is believed that the retail giant will also foray into other genres such as mystery. Amazon plans on distributing its Montlake titles both online and in physical retailers.
The first Montlake title, The Other Guy’s Bride by Connie Brockway, will be available November 1, 2011.