On Monday, Amazon Publishing announced that it had purchased Avalon Books, a 62-year-old publisher. The acquisition means that Amazon Publishing has just added 3,000 titles to its list.
Avalon is an independent publisher that has focused on specific genres. In the past, that included science fiction. Now it primarily publishes mysteries, westerns and romance. While romance is hot right now — hot and heavy, like “50 Shades of Grey” — these novels are anything but. The books Avalon has published are, it writes, “good stories and wholesome entertainment.”