Category: publishing

Harlequin 101: Which Series Is It, Anyway?

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. So you want to write a romance novel! But just what kind of romance do you want to share with the world? Sweet or sexy, suspenseful or funny, paranormal, historical….the world of romance is a pretty big place. Just…

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Romance 101: Putting the Romance in Romance Novels

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. Associate Editor Rachel Burkot talks about the necessary elements of a romance novel. For many, Harlequin is synonymous with “romance.” We talk a lot about the series promise, but what does that really mean? It’s the million dollar question:…

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In Your Corner: Meet the Team of Experts Who Want Your Book to Succeed

by Dana Grimaldi @DanaGrimaldi, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Heartwarming When Vicki Essex sat down to write her first book, Her Son's Hero, she was alone. Sure, Smartikus the cat was providing moral support, but Vicki was writing the way everyone writes, by herself, with her imagination and determination the driving force behind getting her story…

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From Concept to Cover

by Dana Grimaldi, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Heartwarming & Gold Eagle A good cover does two things: it accurately represents the story and it catches the reader’s eye. At Harlequin, we work hard to make sure all our covers do both! First, the author fills out an art fact sheet. We ask for a description…

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Day in the Life of an Editor

By Kathleen Scheibling, Senior Editor Harlequin American Romance, Harlequin Blaze Question: What’s a typical day in the life of an editor? Answer: There are no typical days!   Truly, every day is a mixed bag of stress, meetings, laughs, chats and more. For the sake of this blog I shall try to describe many of…

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