Harlequin

Morning Links: Afternoon at Harlequin. Book publishers and Black Friday

By Joanna Cabot
November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

An Afternoon at Harlequin (Dear Author) I had been warned by Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches–who had visited the Harlequin headquarters before–that the offices where Harlequin is housed is a rather ordinary building featuring a plain exterior. Inside is where the magic takes place. *** A Kindle [...]

Morning Links: B&N launches new audiobook app. Embrace change

By Joanna Cabot
November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

We Need a New ‘Church and State’ in Digital Publishing (Media Shift) Much of the digital content industry is lost today in discussions about the blurred line between publisher and advertiser — otherwise known as the divide between church and state. *** Harlequin, Divergent Drive [...]

Weekend Links: Lawsuit against Harlequin confirmed as class action. Amazon stock plunges

By Joanna Cabot
October 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Which Authors Have Quit Writing Who You Wish Would Return? (Book Riot) As a reader I often view authors as writing until they die, their fingers curled over their keyboard or the pen still clutched in the hand. But even if they don’t formally announce their retirement as Spencer did, many authors [...]

Scribd announces one-year exclusive deal with Harlequin

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Romance readers take note. Harlequin just signed a one-year exclusive subscription deal with Scribd. From the release: Scribd will be the exclusive subscription partner for 15,000 titles from Harlequin’s extensive backlist. Titles from a variety of Harlequin imprints, including Harlequin Series [...]

Weekend Roundup: HarperCollins/Harlequin, Dead Novels, and more

By Joanna Cabot
May 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kindle Daily Deal: Spider Woman’s Daughter (and others) — HarperCollins Acquisition of Harlequin and What it Means for Readers (Dear Author) I saw a number of people speculate that the sale of Harlequin had to do with Harlequin being in trouble financially and while Harlequin has seen [...]

News Corp purchases Harlequin, joining HarperCollins

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

Harlequin is headed to HarperCollins. News Corp, which owns HarperCollins, made the announcement on Friday. It has acquired one of the leading publishers in women’s fiction. Harlequin publishes the works of more than 1,300 authors and releases more than 110 titles monthly. About 40 percent of [...]

Harlequin Looks to Grow Digital Imprints

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some Harlequin books are going digital-first. Several of the publisher’s imprints will release e-books over the coming months, publishing books for a digital audience, according to Publishers Weekly. “In a retail environment that’s increasingly challenging for new and emerging authors, [...]

New children’s e-book program Nintendo’s first official foray into e-books, but far from first for the Game Boy

By libertyc
July 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Happy Fourth, to those of our readership who observe it! Rocketnews has a comprehensive English-language report on some new Nintendo-related e-book news. Nintendo is launching an e-book program for its 3DS handhelds aimed at grade-school kids, with 300 Japanese children’s books available. Whereas [...]

Not all digital-only imprints are exploitative, The Guardian reports

By libertyc
June 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

On The Guardian’s self-publishing blog, Molly Flatt takes a look at the controversy surrounding some of the traditional publishers’ new digital-only imprints. She brings up the uproar over Hydra’s contracts that were viewed as exploitative, but also discusses Little, Brown’s [...]

Morning Links: Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
April 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon, Publishers File for Dismissal in Bookseller’s Lawsuit (The Digital Reader) Class Action eBook Royalty Lawsuit Against Harlequin Books Dismissed (Digital Book World) Goodreads Acquisition Presents Opportunity for Library Thing (The Digital Shift) We’re Not Done with First Sale [...]

Thanks to mommy porn, e-book lending is on the rise

By Dan Eldridge
February 23, 2013 // 6 Comments

It’s certainly not news that the rising tide of books in the so-called “mommy porn” genre are driving sales of e-books like nothing else that has come before them. But a recent article in Ireland’s Belfast Telegraph explains that erotic fiction is resulting in many more [...]

New digital publishing imprint specializing in women’s fiction launches

By libertyc
October 1, 2012 // 2 Comments

Bookouture is a new digital publishing imprint launched by ex-Harlequin UK marketing controller Oliver Rhodes. Specializing in women’s fiction, Bookouture will publish e-books and print-on-demand globally, paying a 45 percent of net receipts royalty on e-books. “My aim with Bookouture is to [...]

Authors sue Harlequin over e-book royalties

By libertyc
July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

The public may now be developing a love affair with e-books, but they may have lost their romance for some of Harlequin’s authors. Three such authors are suing Harlequin over a matter of miscalculated e-book royalties. Barbara Keiler, Mona Kay Thomas and Linda Barrett allege (PDF) that Harlequin [...]

Digital Manga and Harlequin team up with Barnes & Noble

By libertyc
August 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

From GoodEReader: Digital Manga, mostly known for manga comics and graphic novels, has teamed up with Harlequin to bring 20 books to the Barnes and Noble bookstore. This is a large partnership not only between Digital Manga and Harlequin, but also Softbank. Softbank was the company responsible [...]

Harlequin raises ebook royalties

By libertyc
June 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

In a two-part announcement Harlequin said: The landscape of digital publishing continues to evolve at a fast pace and Harlequin is at the forefront of this evolution. In 2007 Harlequin was the first publisher to simultaneously publish print and digital editions of our entire frontlist. Since then [...]

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