Grand Central Publishing said this morning that it plans to more than double the number of titles it releases in its romance publishing program over the next two years. The title count in the Forever and Forever Yours e-book only imprint will rise to 120 titles this year from 64 released in 2012 and increase again to more than 190 titles in 2014. According to Amy Pierpont, editorial director of Forever and Forever Yours, roughly 75% of the expansion is in the digital only--Forever Yours--imprint, which will also include “classic backlist” titles.

Pierpont added that the expansion is in response to Forever readers who “want more books from their favorite authors, they want them published more frequently, and they’re eager to discover new favorite authors and series.” As part of this growth initiative, Forever will be adding to its editorial and marketing staff, GCP said. The expansion comes on the 10th anniversary of the Forever launch and a year after the launch of Forever Yours.