Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of books for women. The Toronto-based company publishes over 110 titles a month in 28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,100 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from romance to psychological thrillers to relationship novels. With 130 million books sold in 2008–half overseas and a tremendous 95% outside Canada–it is both the country's most successful publisher and one of its most international businesses. 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 and Mumbai. Harlequin Enterprises Limited company also has licensing agreements with businesses in another nine 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's success in 2008 confirms that Harlequin Enterprises Limited company is moving toward its stated goal of being the world's leading publisher of books for women. Harlequin titles enjoyed a total of 252 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in 2008, up from the 230 weeks achieved in 2007. Since its inception, Harlequin has sold approximately 5.8 billion books. Harlequin Enterprises is unique in the women's fiction market, combining highly recognizable imprints–Harlequin, Silhouette, MIRA Books, LUNA Books, HQN Books, Steeple Hill Books, Harlequin Teen, Kimani Press, Spice, Harlequin Nonfiction, Gold Eagle; a global reach, a highly successful reader service and an innovative Web site (eHarlequin.com) and forward-looking technology (eBooks, downloadable audio, mobile phone applications) that not only allows Harlequin Enterprises Limited company to move further and further into the forefront of women's fiction but continues to position Harlequin for growth. In 2009 Harlequin celebrates 60 years of providing women with pure reading pleasure. New programs and initiatives recommit Harlequin to intensifying the breadth and reach of books for women for the next 60 years.

Contact Details

Office Address

Harlequin Enterprises Limited
225 Duncan Mill Rd., 4th Fl.
Don Mills, ON, Canada M3B 3K9
Phone: (416) 445-5860
Fax: (416) 445-8655


Publisher and CEO

Donna M. Hayes

Director, New Business Development and Strategy

Tamara Paton

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