Il Castoro OFF, a new imprint for adult readers

Il Castoro is proud to announce a new ground-breaking venture, IL CASTORO OFF, an imprint aimed to adult readers.

IL CASTORO OFF will be launched in January 2024 and will showcase a mix of top quality genre fiction titles – Romance, Fantasy, Romantasy, Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction. We will highlight authors greatly contributing to the publishing world, both in Italy and internationally. This initiative opens up to adult literature and represents a significant stride in our editorial trajectory.

Our mission will be to discover fresh editorial proposals, untapped voices, and modern genres. Our objective is to uncover the contemporary fiction’s hidden gems, unrestricted by genre, using an open-minded and curious approach.

IL CASTORO OFF wants to target New Adults readers, aged 16 and above. We will curate a thoughtfully chosen collection of novels, characterized by robust writing and unique storytelling. Our initial publication under this imprint will be the romantasy novel Stelle e Ottone (Spells and Brass), to be published on 23rd January 2024, the first book of The Hidden Society saga, written by four talented young Italian authors, and set in four enchanting Italian cities.

A line-up of globally successful titles is planned for release within the upcoming year. Prominent publications include the Italian editions of the instant US bestseller, A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid, a mix of Fantasy, Gothic, and Romance genres, and Campus Drivers. Supermad by C.S. Quill, a romantic comedy series and a major success in France. The author is one of the most important New Romance French writers, initially discovered on the platform for aspiring authors called Fyctia. Her Campus Drivers series has sold almost 500.000 copies – 200.000 of the first book alone.

We aspire to publish around ten titles annually under Il CASTORO OFF, both acquired and originated. The project is led by Il Castoro’s editor, Giusy Scarfone, and supported by a dedicated team of young collaborators.


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