Press Release: Harlequin Partners with Wattpad on Annual Writing Competition "So You Think You Can Write"
July 7, 2015

Toronto, ON - July 6, 2015 - Wattpad, the world's largest community of readers and writers, and Harlequin, one of the world's most recognizable names in romance, have teamed up for the 2015 So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest. For the first time ever, the annual romance writing competition has launched on Wattpad, with writers around the world able to submit their manuscript on Wattpad for a chance to win a two-book publishing deal with Harlequin.

Harlequin Launches BookClubbish, a New Site to Discuss And Share Books
June 8, 2015

Harlequin imprint MIRA Books has announced the launch of BookClubbish, a new site designed to share book and pop-culture related content with readers, booksellers, librarians, book bloggers and book clubs. Erika Imranyi, Executive Editor at MIRA Books said of the launch: "Everybody on the MIRA team loves books and chatting about their current reads. That passion spurred us to create a site that brings the same conversation to others who feel similarly. And it's why BookClubbish embraces books by other publishers, not just our own titles

Strong Book Sales Push News Corp Profit Above Estimates
November 6, 2014

News Corp (NWSA.O), publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported quarterly revenue and profit above estimates, helped by higher sales at its book publishing and online real estate businesses.

Shares of the company rose 4 percent in extended trading.

Along with from the Journal and the New York Post, News Corp's properties include the Australian newspaper, book publishers HarperCollins and Harlequin Enterprises, stakes in Australian pay-TV and digital real estate businesses, and education company Amplify.

Scribd’s Unlimited Ebook Service Gets 15K New Titles from Romance Publisher Harlequin
October 2, 2014

The market for ebook services is starting to get more exciting as major book publishers start accepting the idea that consumers want a "Netflix for books" to satisfy their voracious reading habits.

The latest example comes from Scribd's premium unlimited ebook service, which today added over 15,000 book titles from major book publisher Harlequin. The publisher is well known for producing romance novels as well as a mix of other titles. Scribd's unlimited service features a library of 500,000 ebook titles from more than 900 publishers,

Bill Kasdorf Awarded Industry Champion Award by BISG
September 19, 2014

Bill Kasdorf of  Apex Content Solutions has been awarded BISG's The Industry Champion Award.  Kasdorf was recognized for his work as Chair of the Content Structure Committee and his  broader efforts to improve standards throughout the industry.

Fast-selling ‘New Adult’ Genre Vying for Shelf Space in Bookstores
August 26, 2014

Countless authors have taken advantage of a new and growing genre of literature aimed at primarily female readers between 18 and 25. Known as "new adult," the genre features mainly university or college-aged protagonists dealing with early twenties life, in particular romance and sexual relationships. The segment of the book-buying market is hard to quantify as the wider industry has been slow to embrace the genre and the bulk of sales are made online. But a recent report by author and publishing data website authorearnings.com found that self-published books make up

Book Publishing Helps News Corp Beat Revenue Estimates
August 8, 2014

(Reuters) - News Corp (NWSA.O), publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as growth in its book publishing business helped to make up for a decline in revenue in its bigger news and information division.

News Corp, whose shares were up marginally at $17.50 in after-market trading on Thursday, has been focusing more on book publishing as its newspaper business struggles with weak ad spending in an increasingly digital world.