Author Solutions has teamed up
with Harlequin to create a romance self-publishing imprint called Harlequin Horizons. It will be traditional self-publishing, meaning that the author will pay to have her book published. Publisher's Weekly reports:
Author Solutions will handle all aspects of the venture, although Harlequin Horizons will exist as an imprint of Harlequin, and the publisher will be able to monitor sales and sign authors to a traditional imprint.
This is the second deal Author Solutions has signed with a major publisher. Earlier, it reached an agreement with Thomas Nelson to publish self-published authors interested in reaching the Christian market under Nelson's WestBow imprint. The Author Solutions spokesperson said additional agreements with other traditional houses are in the works.
Authors can also pay for additional services, such as marketing and distribution.