Random House Germany recently launched an online community for romance readers and a literary festival to connect romance writers to their fans.
Marking its full ownership of Harlequin SA, HarperCollins France pledges more romance, plus commercial trade output that includes local authors.
This year marks the diamond anniversary of Avon Books’ operation in the market, although it has been focused on romance for 44 of its 75 years. Today, it’s HarperCollins’ Avon Books.
The term ‘bodice ripper’ is in deep disfavor among many today, and historical romance publishers and authors work carefully with modern sensibilities.
Romance novel publisher Harlequin has launched Vintages by Harlequin, a new line of three wine varietals sold exclusively on Amazon.
Under the leadership of Dato, Karangkraf Media Group has become perhaps the most dominant book publisher and printer in Malaysia.
Three German publishers hosted a virtual romance festival, #Herzenstage, across social media to connect with young adult readers and romance fans.
Scribd found romance readers gorging on books through the ebook subscription service are costly, and now the company is cutting back on the genre.
In India, ‘Runaway Romances,’ ‘Thriller Takeaways,’ and ‘Mythological Mysteries’ dominated the book business, forging a wide gulf between genre and lit.
Ankara Press, a new digital imprint of Nigeria’s Cassava Republic, has aims to deliver “romances that reflect the complexity” of modern African lives.