Jill Monroe Is A Publishing Prognosticator

June 10th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

All manner of exciting things are happening in the world of writing and publishing*. Banned words (this may be changing soon). Editors leaving for new opportunities. And major publishers publicly acknowledging something they’ve known all along: sex sells.

For those who haven’t been paying attention, major publishing houses have been adding more sexually explicit imprints/lines to their business mix. Sure, most of these are aimed at women, but that’s really not the issue. It seems to be part of the dichotomy first brought to our attention by the brilliant Jill Monroe — opposites do attract (the other burgeoning area in publishing is that aimed toward conservative values). Now Simon & Schuster has entered the game by acquiring Stebor Books, the publishing company founded by Zane. It should be noted that Strebor isn’t specifically publishing erotic titles; the publisher’s mission is to focus on minority literature.

* – This is not true, but we live a rich and full fantasy life. Please indulge us. It’s Friday morning.

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