Amazon's long-expected science fiction, fantasy, and horror imprint has finally arrived.
Publisher's Lunch reports that in keeping with the company's tradition of incorporating geographic elements into imprints' names, this one is called 47North, (Seattle's latitude.)
The imprint launches with 15 books, including the republication of Neal Stephenson & Greg Bear's Mongoliad series, the Dead Man series created by Lee Goldberg & Bill Rabkin, and other titles by Stephen Leather, B.V. Larson, and Chris Roberson.
Trade print distribution is offered through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, just in case. Also notable is that Victoria Griffith's title is now publisher of Amazon Publishing, West Coast Group, presumably to distinguish her domain from Larry Kirshbaum's New York-based division.