Kensington Publishing Corp. is the last remaining independent U.S. publisher of hardcover, trade and mass market paperback books. This year marks our 40th year in business. From the time their very first book (Appointment in Dallas by Hugh McDonald), became a bestseller, Kensington has been known as an astute and determined David-vs.-Goliath publisher of titles in the full spectrum of categories, from fiction and romance to health and nonfiction. Through the Kensington, Zebra, Pinnacle and Citadel press imprints, the company releases close to 500 new books per year and has a backlist of more than 3,000 titles. They are considered a leader and innovator in such areas of publishing as African-American (Dafina), Gay and Lesbian, and of course romance.