(Press Release)
Harlequin Expands Publishing Programs with Launch of New Digital First Initiatives
Program spans series and bestseller imprints
Toronto, August 14, 2013—Today, Harlequin, one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, announced the extension of a number of its imprints into the realm of digital first publishing for original editorial. The Harlequin, Harlequin TEEN, Harlequin MIRA and Harlequin HQN imprints will all introduce original digital first titles in the coming months.
“We’re thrilled to further expand our reach in the digital space,” said Loriana Sacilotto, EVP, Global Editorial at Harlequin. “In a retail environment that’s increasingly challenging for new and emerging authors, digital publication and promotion allows us to continue to encourage author discovery and growth, bring books to market more quickly, leverage popular digital trends and offer authors an outlet for their nontraditional and ancillary streams.”
Harlequin will extend its iconic series brand with Harlequin-E, a digital first series program that allows writers the chance to turn out-of-the-box ideas that don’t fit into existing series romance lines into ebooks. Harlequin-E will initially focus on mystery, romance, erotic romance, young adult, fantasy, fantasy romance, sci-fi and sci-fi romance categories. Harlequin-E will launch its first digital story in fall 2013 and …read more

Via: Digital Book World