Zondervan will be publishing a collection of contemporary wedding stories by bestselling romance writers, released monthly as digital novellas. The series, A Year of Weddings, began with Denise Hunter's A December Bride, on sale November 26.

“Romance readers delight in wedding stories and can’t get enough from their favorite authors,” said Becky Philpott, acquisitions editor for the series. She hopes the e-novellas will be ideal for "readers who prefer shorter-format content and who may be discovering these authors for the first time."

The marketing and publicity lineups include advertising on top wedding Web sites, among other outlets, and the creation of a Wedding Party, a group of bloggers committed to reviewing each release.

The novellas are priced at $3.99, and beginning in fall 2014, the digital releases will be collected into seasonal print compilations every three months.