Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

News Corp Buys Harlequin

Parent company to HarperCollins, News Corp., is buying Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corporation for $415 million in cash and will make it a division of HarperCollins. Harlequin’s headquarters will remain in Toronto, as will the offices of HarperCollins Canada. Founded in 1949 and bought by Torstar in 1981, Harlequin publishes more than 110 titles monthly […]

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Harlequin Teams with Cosmo for new series

Harlequin has always impressed me as one of the more savvy book publishers around. Their announcement this week is no exception. They are teaming up with steamy single girl magazine, Cosmopolitan, aka Cosmo, to launch a series of co-branded romance novels. Called Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin, these short (30,000 word) books will be […]

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