Online Romance Goes Latin, MyRomanceStory Launches Spanish Section
Gaithersburg, Maryland – June 6, 2007 - ¡Hola! Romance readers. Now you can try a little salsa with your romance fiction! MyRomanceStory.com, the premier online romance graphic novella site, is launching a Spanish section of its site in time for hot days and sultry nights. The new section is called Queridamía.com, and will feature novellas and lifestyle columns.
The totally illustrated romance stories in vibrant color have captivated millions of readers worldwide. “Spanish language adaptations have long been planned,” says managing editor, Tom King. “We just thought this was the right time to release them.”
Given the strong demographics of Spanish-speaking romance readers not only in the U.S. but in Latin America and Spain, the launch is another step in Arrow Publications’ plan to expand MyRomanceStory.com’s offerings worldwide.
“It goes to the universal appeal of the product that our authors and illustrators come from all over the world,” says CEO, Patricia White. “They bring a certain sophistication to our novellas that is evidently appreciated by the positive survey responses we get.”
Along with the Spanish novellas, Queridamía.com will offer popular lifestyle columns, such as “Discover Your Romance Signs” (Descrubra sus Signos Romanticos) and “Ask Dr. Charmaine (Pregúntale a la Dra. Charmaine). Original Spanish offerings are also planned.
El Partido Del Amor (Love Match), the first release, will be presented in multiple parts much like the popular novellas on Latin TV. Other stories will run in continuing segments each day.
“The Latin countries have always had a strong history of illustrated romance novellas,” says White. “Now we’re offering them online, in color and in some cases with original music. A total romantic experience.”
According to Cheskin Research, a U.S. market research firm, 42% of U.S. Hispanic household have a computer, and it is estimated that 48% of Hispanics with Internet access bought a book or magazine online at least once a three-month period. According to Romance Writers of America, the romance market accounted for $1.4 billion in sales in 2005.
MyRomanceStory.com is published by Arrow Publications, LLC, a 24-year old Potomac, MD corporation. MyRomanceStory.com features online graphic novellas in all romance fiction genres, lifestyle columns, book reviews, online shopping, various magazines, such as Dorchester Media’s True Love Confessions group, blog and newsletters.
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