Amazon launches another publishing imprint

Amazon launches another publishing imprint

Amazon continues its obsolescence offensive (I just made that up…like it?) ;)against the traditional publishers, as I wrote about recently by launching yet another publishing imprint, as detailed in this

press release

In a way similar to Montlake, their romance imprint, this one focuses on a genre…in this case, mysteries and thrillers.

Also similar to Montlake, Thomas & Mercer is named after something in Amazon’s heaquarters city of Seattle (in the case, two streets near the building…it’s actually on 5th Avenue, but that doesn’t sound as “publishery”).

Anyway, that started me thinking about the names for other possible imprints:

  • Aurora (Avenue) for science fiction and fantasy…although Ravenna (neighborhood) is more distinctive, and wouldn’t be confused with the Canadian science fiction/fantasy awards
  • Broad Street for noir 😉  Actually, maybe Bitter Lake is better
  • Trolley Hill (Park) for children’s books
  • Madison Park for literature

We do like Seattle and have been there a few times, but I don’t really know it well.  Maybe you Seattle residents have some suggestions?

Thomas and Mercer homepage

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

7 Responses to “Amazon launches another publishing imprint”

  1. Curtis Says:

    Pioneer Square for history?

  2. fairy dust Says:

    Love mysteries and thrillers (and my Kindle) so this great news!

  3. Roger Knights Says:

    Skid Road?

    (We have the original one here in Seattle. They skidded logs down it to the waterfront. I forget which actual street it corresponds to.)

    JEFFerson St.?

    Marginal Way? (For “edgy” books?)

    Military Road? (military history) (too obvious)

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Roger!

      I think that’s Yesler Way, in Seattle. What sort of books do you see for that one?

  4. Amazon launches science fiction/fantasy/horror imprint « I Love My Kindle Says:

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