Sad news in eroticaland; I was just wrapping up some stories to submit to Black Lace, after having sold my first 3 to them for Sexy Little Numbers (out in August) and The Affair (out in November). Hopefully they'll be back in 2011!
Virgin Books will not publish any new titles in its Black Lace and Nexus erotica lists next year, although the publisher has said the imprints will remain "active".
John Sadler, m.d. of Virgin Books, said: "As part of our strategic planning for 2010 we will be prioritising our rapidly growing non-fiction list and as such have decided not to add to our erotica list for that year." As a result of the development the publisher has entered into a period of consultation with one member of staff, said a Random House spokesperson.
Black Lace was founded in 1993, and celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2008. It describes itself as the leading imprint of erotic fiction for women. Nexus Books is the UK's longest-running imprint of erotic fiction.