Saturday, May 20, 2017

Harlequin Closing Five Lines, Including Kimani Romance - Book Riot

A clean Panzermobile is a tired kitty.
Panzer was doing his usual Saturday cleaning of the Panzermobile when he found a wadded up post under the pilot's seat. Smoothing all the wrinkles our fastidious kitty discovered it was a post from the Book Riot site about romance publisher Harlequin.

According to Kay Taylor Rea, Harlequin is no longer accepting submissions for five of its romance lines. The shut down lines include: Harlequin Western, Harlequin Superromance, Love Inspired Historical, Harlequin Nocturne and Kimani Romance. Harlequin attributes the discontinuations to lack of reader interest and changing tastes. It appears the lines will continue publishing to finish out the previously purchased author manuscripts, but won't purchase any more. A lot of the post is made up of quoted tweets explaining the discontinuation.

Panzer says, "This kitty wonders if romance readers are finding more of their romances in online ebooks."

Note: This is a shortish-long post. Bring two cups of tea and two muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Harlequin

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