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Samhain and Kensington Publishing Co Venture Axed

It was over a year ago, I think, that Samhain and Kensington announced that Samhain would produce a mass market imprint under the Kensington flag. Lynne Connolly broke the news that the venture is no longer going forward:

“By mutual agreement Kensington and Samhain have dissolved our co-venture agreement. Current circumstances being what they do not make it conducive for the launch of a new print program. Once things settle we can revisit the idea of working together.”

Coming on the heels of the Linden Bay purchase, you have to wonder what direction Samhain is going to take.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Crystal-Rain Love
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 21:08:10

    I was interested in seeing how it panned out. The economy, unfortunately, is in the toilet though so it makes sense they might not want to jump into this now.

  2. Barbra Noel (Noelle)
    Feb 08, 2009 @ 12:50:18

    It makes sense to me. I think the future is in print imprints going more digital not the other way around.

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