Category Archives: Harlequin

NANOWRIMO: Write a Cosmo Red-Hot Read!

It’s the night before NanoWrimo and all the writers are dreaming of glory. Or writing 50,000 words in one month that they can then edit and polish and submit. And hope that someone is buying more zombies, or steampunk or whatever your fertile imagination is about to unleash on the world. If by any chance, …

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Watch “The Call” from Editor Joanne Grant

Those of us in the publishing industry speak of “the call” with hushed reverance. For an editor, it’s the best part of our job: getting to call a debut author with news you want to publish her book. This is Present Senior Editor Joanne Grant calling Jennifer Drogell, the winner of Harlequin’s So You Think …

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Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest announces winner: Jennifer Drogell

I’ve been on tenterhooks all day, whether I’ve been in my office on in a meeting  – not for myself but for the winner and runners up of the Harlequin writing competition So You Think You Can Write. I don’t even make any of the calls to the winners — I am just genuinely thrilled that …

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The Billionaire Collection

I love the fact that our Harlequin Presents editors knew, almost a decade ago, that a successful Presents hero had to be a billionaire. In our current economy, a millionaire is not all that swoon worthy. I also love the new packaging we’ve put on some of our favorite titles being reissued in ebook format …

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Erotic Romance – More than Fifty Shades of Grey

It’s not often that Saturday Night Live riffs on a book, so I do have to congratulate author E.L. James at hitting the zeitgist with Fifty Shades of Grey. No matter what you think of it — I liked parts — it has drawn attention to a genre that has has lots of books in …

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Publishing News

Amazon scored a woman with a great roledex: Sara Nelson formerly of O, Oprah Magazine and before that Publishers Weekly has joined them as editorial director. From Publishers Weekly. Torstar reported results.Harlequin is owned by Torstar. Laura Dawson is moving to R. R. Bowker. There was lots of buzz last week because TOR ebooks announced …

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Contest Winner Signs Publishing Contract with Harlequin

I worked with the So You Think You Can Write team that held the week-long online conference followed by the writing competition. This press release went out this morning announcing the contest winner, who has signed for 2 books with Harlequin! For Immediate Release   So You Think You Can Write event draws more than …

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Why Should I Write a Good Synopsis?

“I’ve written a great book, why should I write a good synopsis? Can’t the editor tell the brilliance of my book from my book? After all, isn’t that what an editor is paid to do: read books?” Every Monday night after I have finished my reading for “Acquisition Tuesday” I get the feeling that writers …

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Romancing the Tablet

How Harlequin is revolutionizing the ebook market is in the Globe & Mail today. The writer has so many facts correct: how romance readers have embraced ebooks (because we are the biggest and most powerful group of readers and we understand the benefits of ebooks); how romance readers had been forming friendly online communities long …

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Digital Clinic at RWA and Literacy Signing Photos

The digital team — Jayne, Jenny, Angela and me (we left Amy back in Toronto as she has just returned from Comicon and Emily had to keep making ebooks while we were off partying) — held the first Harlequin Digital Workshop yesterday, the day before the RWA conference officially begins. We had lots of authors …

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