Editorial to include relationship books, self-help, memoirs and
biographiesTORONTO, May 30 /CNW/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited, one of the
world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today that they will
enter the nonfiction market in the fall of 2008. Harlequin will publish
titles in numerous genres, including relationship, health, self-help, diet,
fitness, inspirational, memoir and biography, as well as companion pieces to
successful fictional series by the company's many bestselling authors.
"Harlequin's entry into the nonfiction market builds upon our existing
strengths as a publisher who provides millions of women around the world with
great entertainment and a rewarding reading experience," says Donna Hayes,
Publisher and CEO of Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
Industry analysis and reader feedback clearly indicate that the
nonfiction category holds tremendous opportunity for Harlequin, with its
unique stature as a publisher of content for women. Harlequin had tremendous
success with Friends: A Love Story by Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance.
Spotlighting the compelling real-life love story of the Hollywood power couple
and published in February 2007 under the Kimani Press imprint, Friends: A Love
Story was a New York Times bestseller and marked Harlequin's very first
nonfiction romance story.
Harlequin is not creating a new imprint for the nonfiction program.
Instead, the books will be author/title-led and will be published under
Harlequin's existing imprints, based on their content.
"The publishing strategy will focus on content that entertains, supports,
inspires and provides insights to women as their lives and roles change," says
Loriana Sacilotto, Executive Vice President, Global Publishing & Strategy.
"The editorial will concentrate on such categories as health, diet, fitness,
self-help, motivational and relationship books as well as narrative nonfiction
-- nonfiction that tells a story, such as memoirs and biographies -- and will
cater to women 35 years and older."About Harlequin Enterprises LimitedHarlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and
one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued
worldwide in 26 languages and sold in 109 international markets. The company
releases 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,300 authors from around
the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (TS.nv.b). Harlequin's Web site is located at www.eHarlequin.com.
Harlequin has offices in 17 countries, including Toronto, New York and London.
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For further information: Heather Foy, Senior Manager, Public Relations,
Harlequin Enterprises Limited, +1-647-286-2263, firstname.lastname@example.org; Don
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