Harlequin Launches Enriched Edition eBooks

    Harlequin is the first publisher to release entirely enriched eBooks

    TORONTO, July 9 /CNW/ -- Harlequin Enterprises Limited
(http://www.eharlequin.com/), the global leader in series romance and one of
the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, announced today the launch
of their Enriched Edition eBooks.  With this launch, Harlequin becomes the
first publisher to offer entire eBooks that are enriched with interactive
buttons that hyperlink to Web sites with more information about the content.
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080709/NYW026 )
    The launch title, UNMASKED
ContentDetails.htm?ID=3248E63E-7845-4356-B5CC-21B6FF6331D0) by Nicola Cornick
(http://www.eharlequin.com/author.html?authorid=726), a Regency-set historical
available from www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com, has been enriched with interactive
buttons that hyperlink to Web sites containing photos, historical
commentaries, illustrations, sound effects, maps, articles and more, bringing
the world of the novel to life without the reader having to leave the computer
or the current screen page.  The interactive buttons have been designed to be
unobtrusive, so if one prefers not to access the bonus material, the reading
experience remains uninterrupted.
    By exploiting the interactive possibilities inherent with eBooks,
Harlequin is recognizing the opportunity for online reading to enhance the
reading experience, evolving it above and beyond the replication of print
    Harlequin will release select Enriched Edition titles from its many
series and imprints, but chose to launch with a historical release since the
period setting particularly lends itself to the enriched experience.  Obscure
period details, customs, terms and references become instantly accessible
should the reader wish to learn more about the story's context.
    Enriched Edition eBooks are available at www.eBooks.eHarlequin.com and
are being sold at the same price as regular eBooks.
    About Harlequin Enterprises
    Harlequin Enterprises Limited
(http://press.eharlequin.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1) is the
global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of
women's fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 29 languages and sold in 107
international markets. The company produces over 120 titles monthly and
publishes more than 1,200 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.B). Harlequin's Web
site is located at www.eHarlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries,
including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please
visit www.eHarlequin.com or press.eHarlequin.com.

For further information:

For further information: Don Lucey, Senior Writer, Public Relations, of
Harlequin Enterprises Limited, +1-416-445-5860, don_lucey@harlequin.ca Web
Site: http://www.eharlequin.com                

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