Kensington Publishing Has Acquired eBook Publisher Lyrical Press


By Dianna Dilworth Comment

lyricalpressIndie publishing house Kensington Publishing Corp. has acquired the eBook publishing company Lyrical Press, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition brings 250 romance, YA, and genre fiction titles from Lyrical Press’ backlist into the Kensington collection. Lyrical Press will continue to operate under its current name under Kensington Publishing’s umbrella. Kensington will continue to acquire new titles for the digital imprint. The titles will also be available as print-on-demand editions.

Adam Zacharius, Kensington’s Director of Special Projects and Alternative Media will over see the imprint, and Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press’ founder, will serve as Managing Director of the imprint.

“This deal delivers on Kensington’s mission to publish the books that America wants to read and to be the house that talented authors want to call home,” stated Steven Zacharius, President and CEO, Kensington Publishing Corp. “The ability to have a digital imprint that works efficiently like a small independent press is what first attracted me to Lyrical.  With Renee Rocco’s cutting-edge expertise in running a small independent press and Kensington’s team of talented professionals, we look forward to building new and existing authors while expanding the titles published under the Lyrical Press imprint.”