Carina Press Celebrates Five Years And More Than Six Million Books Sold

Digital-first imprint features New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers.

NEW YORK, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ -- Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, celebrates its fifth anniversary in June, 2015. Over the past five years, Carina Press has published 848 titles and sold more than six million books. 

"Carina Press has allowed readers to discover new authors and unique voices that might not have been able to find homes in traditional publishing houses," said Craig Swinwood, Publisher and CEO of Harlequin. "We are extremely proud of its tremendous evolution and eagerly anticipate many more years of success."

Since its inception as the first digital imprint within a traditional publishing house, Carina Press has been an industry leader while publishing a broad range of editorial, including romance, science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, erotica, gay and lesbian romances, mystery, family sagas, horror, thrillers and more—as well as a multitude of  subgenres for these categories.

"From its launch, Carina Press's goal has been to produce compelling, engaging books, keeping authors and readers at the forefront of our business. After five years, we've more than met that goal," said Angela James, Editorial Director of Carina Press. "We are thrilled with all that Carina Press and our authors have accomplished in a short period of time and we look forward to continued growth and success."

By striking partnerships with its authors, Carina Press has successfully built the careers of New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors, such as Marie Force, Shannon Stacey and Anna Richland. Stacey has sold more than one million copies of her Carina Press titles and Force is close to joining her on that lofty plateau with her Fatal Series. The imprint has also received impressive industry recognition, including Golden Apple Awards for 2015 Publisher of the Year and for Ms. James as 2013 Editor of the Year, both awarded by the New York City Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). Carina Press titles are also nominated for four 2015 RITA® Awards by the RWA.

About Harlequin

Harlequin (www.Harlequin.com) is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 102 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, itself a subsidiary of News Corp and one of the largest English-language publishers in the world. Harlequin has offices in 15 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.

Contact:
Lisa Wray
Harlequin
416-391-7047
lisa_wray@harlequin.ca

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