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Harlequin Australia launches digital-first imprint

22 August 2012

Romance publisher Harlequin Australia has launched its first digital-first imprint, Harlequin Escape. The imprint will have its own website, where would-be authors will be encouraged to submit their work. Managing...

In brief 

11 April 2011

New Collins store for SA Collins Booksellers has announced that a new Collins bookstore will open in the Adelaide suburb of Kilkenny this month. The store will be located in...

Australian publishers move on ebooks 

16 May 2010

We now have two more major players in the ebook arena with the local launches of Apple's iPad and iBookstore and REDgroup Retail's Kobo ereading platform and ereader. Though its...

New look planned for Mills & Boon titles 

22 September 2009

The Mills & Boon romance brand will get a new look as part of plans to attract a younger audience. Marketing agency BMC Sydney will assist the imprint's owner Harlequin...

Harlequin to launch YA line 

24 March 2009

Harlequin has announced it is releasing a new YA fiction line. Michelle Laforest managing director of Harlequin Enterprises Australia told WBN ‘Maria V Snyder's Poison Study will be released in...

‘Stand-out year’ for Harlequin 

3 March 2009

Despites losses suffered by parent company Torstar, Harlequin has recorded a strong fourth quarter worldwide, with sales of C$126 million (AU$154 million) up over 18 percent from a year ago,...

Revenue down but income up at Harlequin 

3 March 2008

Total international revenue at Harlequin fell 2% to C$462.7 million (A$498.5 million) in 2007, while operating income rose 7% to C$60.6 million (A$65.3 million). Torstar, the romance publisher's Canadian parent...

A ‘challenging year’ for Harlequin parent Torstar 

6 March 2007

Canada-based media group Torstar, owner of romance publisher Harlequin/Mills & Boon, has described 2006 as a ‘challenging' year in announcing its annual results. Net income for the year was down CAN$ 39.7 million...