Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction single-title imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well.
Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, erotic, science fiction, fantasy and more. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements.
But Carina Press is interested in more than just the traditional genres. We’re also willing to go beyond the boundaries and mix it up. If the book of your heart fits into a niche that has very little shelf space in a traditional bookstore, Carina Press is eager to read and potentially publish your story.
We look forward to an ongoing conversation with readers and authors! Be sure to read our blog for all the latest news.
Angela James, Editorial Director of Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first fiction imprint, is both an avid reader of digital books and a veteran of and advocate for the digital publishing industry. She has enjoyed more than a decade of experience in her field, including successfully launching, building and serving as editorial lead for two digital-first presses: Samhain Publishing and, since 2009, Harlequin’s Carina Press.
She has edited bestselling authors such as Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lilith Saintcrow, Shelly Laurenston and more. She was profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in the romance publishing industry and is the creator of Before You Hit Send, the popular online self-editing workshop for authors. In 2013 Angela was named New York Romance Writers of America’s Golden Apple Editor of the Year.
Kerri Buckley got her first taste of the great editorial adventure during a semester-long internship at The Feminist Press. Thoroughly hooked, she joined Bantam Dell (a division of Random House) after graduation and stayed there for eight years, editing both fiction and nonfiction for various imprints under the Ballantine Bantam Dell umbrella.
Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across all genres but is currently most interested in building her list in the following areas: sexy contemporary romance, erotic romance, romantic suspense and erotic thrillers, LGBTQ romance, and all varieties of mystery.
Some of Kerri’s recent Carina Press titles include The Good Fight by Julianna Keyes, Under the Spotlight by Kate Willoughby, The Asset and At the Brink by Anna del Mar, Vengeful Love by Laura Carter, and the RITA-nominated Pairing Off by Elizabeth Harmon. Kerri was named Golden Apple Editor of the Year by RWA NYC in 2016.
Assistant Editor for Carina Press, Stephanie began her career at Harlequin eight years ago and has been working with the Carina Press team since 2011. In her time at Harlequin she has worked as a proofreader, copy editor and author liaison before moving to the editor’s desk. Stephanie reads across genres but is especially interested in contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue; fast-paced romantic suspense; and paranormal/urban fantasy series with continuing characters and solid world building.
You can find Stephanie on Twitter @StephanieDoig.
We also have a fabulous team of freelance editors–see their profiles.
As passionate as we are about acquiring wonderful books, we’re equally as committed to finding them an audience. The marketing and PR teams are responsible for making sure readers know about and can get their hands on a Carina Press book they will love.