Press Release: Harlequin’s Book Breaks App Finds the Read that Fits Your Mood
July 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

TORONTO —July 5, 2016 — Harlequin has released a convenient new mobile application that allows readers to tailor their reading experience to suit their mood or surroundings. The Book Breaks app provides romance readers with a handy menu for customizing their reading experience. Waiting in line for a coffee? The Book Break app suggests a…

Press Release: Harlequin UK and Harlequin NA Announce United Strategy to Acquire and Promote Significant Commercial Fiction in World English Markets
April 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm

LONDON — April 13, 2016 — London Book Fair-Today, Harlequin UK-who announced last week that they will be publishing using the new HQ imprint-and Harlequin North America (NA) unveiled a coordinated strategy to acquire and promote powerful and compelling fiction for their respective trade imprints across world English markets. Based out of London and New…

A+E Networks, Harlequin Pair Up on Scripted Projects
April 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

A+E Networks and romance publisher Harlequin have partnered to produce a slate of original scripted movies, books and digital content based on Harlequin books and stories. Content will be made available across A+E Networks’ channels and content partners globally. “We are excited to work with Harlequin, a company that shares our passion for entertaining women…

Harlequin and 'Seventeen' to Debut New Fiction Imprint
February 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

Two major players in the world of young adult publishing have teamed up to launch a book imprint: Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen, which will debut September 27 with Something in Between, a novel by another familiar name in YA: Melissa de la Cruz. The new publishing venture involves a true hands-on collaboration between the…

Harlequin Introduces Binge Reading with the Launch of the Tough Justice Series
January 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm

TORONTO—January 12, 2016—Harlequin launched a creative serialization publication today with the debut of their Tough Justice mystery-suspense series. The eight-part digital-first serial is a multi-author endeavor that sees all the episodes in the series published simultaneously. "The rules are changing for what a story is and how it can be read," said Loriana Sacilotto, executive…

The Big 5 Publishers Sat Out Deal-Making in 2015
January 11, 2016 at 1:04 pm

The biggest deals in the publishing industry in 2015 occurred outside of the trade sector. Unlike 2013, when the Random House–Penguin merger was completed, or 2014, when HarperCollins acquired Harlequin, the major trade houses did not make any major acquisitions last year. The biggest acquisitions in 2015 were in professional and educational publishing, led by…

Press Release: Harlequin Launches New Wine Brand
September 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm

NEW YORK—September 24, 2015—Harlequin, one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, today announced the launch of Vintages by Harlequin™,  a new line of three wine varietals, with vintage Harlequin branding. Vintages by Harlequin wines were developed in close collaboration with Vintage Wine Estates, a small group of vintner families who share a…

Kamil Szybalski Talks Shelfie Rebrand
September 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Bitlit, an app that connects readers with e-book versions of print books they own, has renamed the company Shelfie. The company works with more than 300 publishers and has 100,000 titles available for users to download. Galley Cat caught up with Kamil Szybalski, vp of growth at Shelfie, to discuss what’s new with the company.

HarperCollins Reports Growth for 2015, Thanks to Harlequin Acquisition
August 13, 2015 at 6:12 pm

News Corp closed out a strong year, according to its latest financial report, and it credits some of that success to growth at HarperCollins. But a deeper look at the numbers, courtesy of The Bookseller’s Lisa Campbell and The Digital Reader’s Nate Hoffelder, reveal that without the acquisition of Harlequin, the Big Five publisher’s revenue…