Harlequin Offering Monthly Subscription Service

02-Oct-2014

Harlequin Offering Monthly Subscription Service

Harlequin (www.Harlequin.com), one of the world’s leading publishers of books for 
women, today announced that it has entered into a one-year agreement with Scribd, the 
world’s largest digital library and book subscription service. Scribd will be the exclusive 
subscription partner for 15,000 titles from Harlequin’s extensive backlist. Titles from a 
variety of Harlequin imprints, including Harlequin Series Romance, HQN Books, MIRA
 Books and Carina Press, will be available through Scribd’s US $8.99 monthly 
subscription service and accessible on iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Kindle Fire, 
NOOK Tablet and web browsers. Featured bestselling authors include Debbie 
Macomber, Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham and Shannon Stacey. Scribd 
will also be making the full Harlequin catalog available for individual purchase in the 
Scribd retail store.

“Harlequin prides itself on being an innovator in the digital space, so I am thrilled that 
this partnership with Scribd will help us to meet our readers where they are—whether 
on a mobile device, desktop computer or tablet,” said Craig Swinwood, Publisher and 
Chief Executive Officer of Harlequin. “With 80 million active users, the Scribd platform 
reaches a vast global readership that can now access some of the best in women’s 
fiction. And this innovative model, which combines traditional retail with a subscription 
offer to backlist titles, will benefit Harlequin authors through extended reach, increased 
discovery and improved royalty streams.” 

“Our readers around the world have come to know Scribd as the leading destination for 
romance books, and we’re delighted to bring them even more of the content they 
crave,” said Trip Adler, CEO and cofounder of Scribd. “The subscription model is 
unlocking powerful changes in reading habits and this is most prominent within the 
romance genre. With this many Harlequin titles, available only on Scribd, we know our 
romance fans will read their hearts out.”

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