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.
Harlequin Enterprises Australia publishes the following highly recognisable imprints:
Harlequin MIRA - Features compelling and evocative works of fiction, covering a variety of genres: commercial women's fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, paranormal fiction and thrillers.
Harlequin TEEN - Fresh and authentic teen fiction featuring extraordinary characters and unforgettable stories set in contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, science-fiction and historical worlds.
Harlequin SPICE - Features sensual erotic fiction for discerning women.
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.
Luna - Delivers a compelling, female-focused fantasy with vivid characters, romance set in other worlds.
Love Inspired - Features wholesome Christian romance that will help women to better guide themselves, their families and their communities toward purposeful, faith-driven lives.
Harlequin Enterprises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian communications giant Torstar Corporation, publisher of Canada's largest metropolitan daily newspaper, the Toronto Star. Torstar's current business is in three main areas: newspapers, book publishing, and supplementary education materials. Visit the Torstar website at www.torstar.com.