Brilliance Audio launches Grand Harbor Press
Grand Haven audiobook publisher Brilliance Audio, part of the Amazon.com group of companies since 2007, has announced that it will expand into a full service print and digital publisher with the launch of Grand Harbor Press.
Grand Harbor Press will publish hardcover, trade paperback and ebook originals in the self-help and inspirational genres.
“People are searching for different perspectives on finding happiness, especially at a time when one hears so much about political and economic turmoil,” said Mark Pereira, president and publisher of Brilliance, in a statement provided by Amazon.com. “Grand Harbor Press will provide an optimistic outlook and practical solutions to help readers find their way through life’s challenges.”
International bestselling author Will Bowen’s new book “Happy This Year!” will be the first book published by Grand Harbor Press. It will be released on April 9, 2013.
Acquisitions for the imprint will be headed by Brilliance’s associate publisher, Gary M. Krebs — previously of Rodale, Adams Media and The Globe Pequot Press — who edited Bowen’s book.
“We will be looking for exciting new thoughts and ideas from both established bestselling authors and talented newcomers,” said Krebs in the statement. “Most important in our criteria is the author’s depth of passion for helping solve the problems and concerns of readers.”
Brilliance has added six additional recording booths this year to keep up with its audiobook publishing schedule, according to the company’s website. It has an active list of 6,500 titles.
The company, which began in 1984, published eight titles in 1985 and more than 2,000 titles in 2012, thanks to the growing demand for audiobooks.
Brilliance will continue to publish audiobooks, which will remain a significant component of its publishing, Pereira said.