About Harlequin Books

About Us

Harlequin books are published in 31 languages in 111 international markets on six continents. Written by over 1,200 talented authors worldwide, they offer women a broad range of reading from romance to bestseller fiction, from young adult novels to erotic literature, from nonfiction to fantasy, and more.

Harlequin promotes its global presence through principal offices in Toronto, New York, London, Tokyo, Milan, Sydney, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Athens, Budapest, Granges-Paccot, Warsaw, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai and Istanbul. The company also has licensing agreements with businesses in another 15 countries. Harlequin's worldwide level of recognition and appeal provides the publisher with the unique opportunity of promoting and selling its authors around the world, wherever and whenever women shop.Harlequin Enterprises sell over 130 million books worldwide each year - approximately 4 books per second.

Ultimately, however, it is the fact that Harlequin creates entertaining and enriching experiences for women to enjoy, to share and return to that drives the company's success and enables Harlequin to push the boundaries, launching new stories, reaching new readers, offering new formats.

Our Imprints

Harlequin Enterprises Australia publishes the following highly recognisable imprints:

Harlequin MIRA - Features compelling and evocative works of fiction, covering a variety of genres: historical fiction, contemporary and historical romance, and romantic suspense.

HQ Fiction - Features quality fiction with a focus on great storytelling, empowerment and self-realisation, designed to appeal to smart and curious women. HQ Fiction publishes across genre, including women’s fiction, suspense, domestic noir, historical epics and family saga.

HQ Non Fiction - Features women’s memoirs, women’s Australiana and selected well-being titles with a focus on women’s self-empowerment.

HQ Young Adult - Fresh and authentic teen and young adult fiction featuring extraordinary characters and unforgettable stories set in contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, science-fiction and historical worlds.

Mills & Boon - One of the most recognised brands in the world, our Mills and Boon books consist of everything romance.

We also publish exclusive digital content for the Australian market. They are as follows:

Escape Publishing - Escape Publishing is dedicated to bringing talented Australian voices to a global audience. All stories are DRM free, and available world-wide.

Kirmani Press - Publishes outstanding mainstream fiction titles that predominately feature African-American characters. Our editorial features a broad range of genres such as: commercial women's fiction, historical fiction and romantic suspense.

Love Inspired - Features wholesome Christian romance that will help women to better guide themselves, their families and their communities toward purposeful, faith-driven lives.

Corporate Information

Harlequin is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women.. Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London.
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