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Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Spotlight: Sourcebooks Casablanco

Danielle Jackson, Sourcebooks Casablanca Lead Publicist
I would like to take a quick minute to thank the lovely ladies of The Long and Short of It Reviews for having Sourcebooks Casablanca as a featured publisher! We love this site and all of the authors have had so much fun in the various spotlights.

Sourcebooks Casablanca is a fun, diverse line of romance and women’s fiction, as well as some relationship focused non-fiction). We began publishing fiction in the Fall of 2007, and every season since, we’ve continued to grow and bring new and exciting authors to readers everywhere. In addition to our mass market romances, we have some women’s interest books that are incredibly fun, as well as reissues from the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer, most recently, reissues of Laura Kinsale and soon to come: Rosemary Rogers! And let’s not forget about the fact that we are the #1 Austen Sequel publisher in the country—Library Journal recently commented that Sourcebooks is a leader in the Austen Sequel genre.

I think what makes Sourcebooks Casablanca different than other romance lines is that ANYONE can find something to read here. The authors are super proactive and always looking for new ways to reach out to their readers. I love it when my authors send me a great comment from one of their reviews or guest blogs—to see that a reader was truly moved by something I know the authors have worked so hard on is extremely gratifying.

As a publicist, it’s not only my job to send our books out for review, but to find that perfect niche for each individual author. I’m not going to send a regency romance to a paranormal site! I look at my job as finding the right people to send our books to for review—this way we aren’t wasting anyone’s time, our authors’ hard work is being presented to the audience intended, and at the end of the day, everyone is a happy customer. I love having a specific group of people to associate with, and becoming a part of the romance book blogging/reviewing community has been a lot of fun.

In this competitive market and economy, Sourcebooks Casablanca is taking risks, giving readers more for their money and truly creating innovative and exciting work! What other publisher offers women’s fiction written by men, the hottest contemporaries, fiery heroine, heroes you instantly fall in love with, paranormals and historicals that are pushing the boundaries and changing those time-old genres, continuations and variations that honor the classics of Jane Austen and a group of hard-working and hilariously witty authors?

This week four of our authors with new releases in April will be sharing a little bit about their books and, in my opinion, what makes them so special. April is a great month that showcases all of the different types of literature offered from Sourcebooks Casablanca. Enjoy!

To find out more about Sourcebooks Casablanca, visit the following:
Group Author blog: Casablanca Authors—updated daily!
Paranormal Authors: Wickedly Romantic—updated daily!
Discovering Romance with Sourcebooks Yahoo! Group—updated with guest blog appearance, great reviews and fun info from our Casablanca Authors for their devoted fans.


Danielle Jackson said...

Thanks for having us this week, LASR! We're all thrilled to be in the spotlight :)

Sharon Lathan said...
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Sharon Lathan said...

Thank you LASR for sponsoring Sourcebooks this week. Starting off with our amazing and adorable publicist Danielle is the BEST way to get the ball rolling! I can honestly say that Sourcebooks is a fantastic publishing house and I am so honored to be a part of that team! And to be one of those Austen related authors! Come check us out at the links provided. And thanks to Danielle for being fabulous. :) We love ya baby! Sharon

Amelia said...

Hello LASR and everyone!

Thank you, Danielle, for such an indepth look at Sourcebooks. You made me want to run out and buy some books!


kathryn said...

It's been a great adventure to join the Sourcebooks team of Jane Austen sequel writers. Thanks for the spotlight, LASR, and thanks for the great article, Danielle. I look forward to hearing from readers and other writers.

Danielle Jackson said...

Yay Casa authors! I'm so glad you're here :) I'm excited to work with such a fun group, and to have such a support system in place. I know the rest of the week will be so much fun with the other authors posts :)