I asked Maggie Seed some questions about the changes to the pocket novels and she has kindly allowed me to share her answers here. These are the questions I asked:
Yes, I feel that Caress most closely resembles the Pocket Novels, and I hope with our new branding, writers will embrace the lack of boundaries.
Liaison – not full scale erotica because I think we need a gripping story. However, Fifty Shades does have a redemption-type story going on, as well as all the action.
Intrigue – there has to be some sort of relationship going on with these, because these books are going to be in amongst women’s magazines, but they are suspense and crime novels, so I am open to them either way. It would be good to have one with and one without, so we can see if there is a trend. If I was to look for a parallel, I would suggest NJ Cooper and Sophie Hannah. We are thinking if there is a trend, we can diversify the genres still further. This applies to the paranormal stories too.
I am open to as many different ideas and stories are there are potential writers.I do hope this helps, I am so looking forward to lots of lovely novels to read.
So there you have it. I hope that clears up some of the queries about the new Easy Reads. I can assure you that Maggie is very approachable, so if you have an idea you’re not sure about, do contact her to ask if it’s suitable. I’m sure she’ll be glad to advise.