Amazon Publishing buys Avalon Books

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that they have acquired the imprint Avalon Books, which includes publication rights for over 3,000 backlist titles. The majority of the titles are romance, mystery, and western genres. Avalon Books have been known to specialize in wholesome stories. Popular authors published under Avalon include Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey, and Carolyn Brown.

Ellen Bouregy Mickelsen, Publisher of Avalon Books said that Amazon will have her assist in transitioning the authors to Amazon Publishing, which will be under the West Coast division and include the imprint Montlake Romance and Thomas & Mercer.

Avalon Books was started by Thomas Bouregy in 1950. Mickelsen has since took over her father’s business. The books that were published by Avalon focused on wholesome entertainment. Currently, Avalon publishes around 60 titles per year.

Amazon has not yet digitized the Avalon Books, but plan to in the future so that they can have an eBook version for their customers.

By: Nancy Connors
Entertainment Reporter

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