Yesterday three huge game-changing announcements came from Entangled Publishing’s founder and CEO Liz Pelletier:
1. Entangled inked a first-look deal for movies with Davis Entertainment through the fabulous Brandy Rivers at the Gersh Agency in LA.
2. Entangled digital-first books will be distributed worldwide by one of the Big Six, er, Five: Macmillan Publishing, the US part of the Holtzbrinck empire.
3. Entangled best-sellers will be published as a new Macmillan imprint called St. Martins/Entangled. If any Entangled book sells a certain amount of copies (I’ve heard 100,000) it will automatically be picked up by this new imprint and published in print. Plus other books that the joint acquisitions team thinks will be big could also end up in print.
Why is this huge you ask? Well, it’s the first sign of the blending between traditional and indie publishing. In one year, Entangled has added 12 new romance imprints, published the #6 bestselling book of the year for 2012 (The Marriage Bargain), and had eight bestsellers. That’s amazing growth for a company that is barely two years old.
Here’s a great story that you can peruse for more details. Liz Pelletier is also very active on Twitter, so do follow her at @Liz_Pelletier (where she’s been known to spill the beans early on deals, new acquisitions, and other news to her followers!)