Simon & Schuster has closed its digital imprint Crimson Romance. The imprint was acquired as part of S&S’s purchase of Adams Media in December 2016.

According to an S&S spokesperson, all titles scheduled to be released by April 1 will be published as planned, while previously published titles will remain available for purchase.

Crimson Romance’s staff of three have left S&S: executive editor Tara Gelsomino can now be reached at; senior editor Jessica Verdi can be reached at; and imprint manager and senior editor Julie Sturgeon can be reached at

S&S attributed the closing to “changing consumer reading habits and the continual evolution of the marketplace." The publisher said these factors made continuing with the business "unfeasible." Moving forward, S&S added, Adams Media will focus exclusively on its core nonfiction publishing program.