There has been a fundamental shift in romantic trends as well as wide acceptance of behaviors once considered taboo. Romance is our business and it is our mission to stay in touch with the hottest romantic trends and developments. Our annual romance report indicates that approximately 1/3 of American men and women revealed that they’ve tried internet dating in their quest for perfect love. The technology of the internet has created an outlet for such feelings by creating no boundaries — you can now meet people from anywhere — anytime. Now there is almost an unlimited number of places to meet people on-line or to discuss and share information. It used to take weeks to deliver hand written letters across the oceans but with new technology we now have email and instant messaging services along with video cameras and computers that allow us to talk anyone over them. Mobile applications make us available when we are away from our computers. With 24/7 communication the way we communicate is changing our relationships and like too much of anything, we must strike the right balance to see what works for best your relationship! To celebrate our 60th anniversary, listeners can even go to www.harlequincelebrates.com to download 1 (or all) of 16 free eBooks.
About Marleah Stout:
Marleah Stout is Senior Manager of Publicity at Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 29 languages and sold in 107 international markets.
Co-editor of Harlequin’s annual Romance Report, which is in its 20th year, is published in 14 countries worldwide, Marleah is Harlequin’s resident romance expert and has appeared on shows like CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Hollywood Reporter providing the inside scoop on the hottest romantic trends.
In 2008, Marleah spearheaded the planning and orchestration of the events surrounding Harlequin’s launch in India. She was chiefly responsible for the press conference and launch party, which was attended by media, celebrities, socialites and key political figures.
Previously, Marleah served as a judge on the Oxygen Network’s hit reality TV series, “Mr. Romance” and has also worked with Calvin Klein and Club Monaco. She also owned her own boutique.
About Harlequin Enterprises Ltd:
Harlequin Enterprises has a deep, unquenched passion for romance novels. A unit of Torstar, Harlequin Enterprises is unique in the women’s fiction market, combining highly recognizable imprints—Harlequin, Silhouette, MIRA Books, Red Dress Ink, LUNA Books, HQN Books, Steeple Hill Books, Steeple Hill Café, Kimani Press, Spice, Gold Eagle. Harlequin publishes in some 100 international markets, with such racy titles as “Incriminating Passion”, “Mistress on Loan”, and “Silent Desires” . Most books are published in series and as single titles, and are sold through retailers and directly to consumers. All total, Harlequin publishes some 115 titles a month in nearly 30 languages on six continents. These books are written by more than 1,300 authors worldwide. A highly successful reader service and an innovative Website (eHarlequin.com) and forward-looking technology (eBooks, downloadable audio, mobile phone applications) that not only allows the company to move further and further into the forefront of women’s fiction but continues to position Harlequin for growth.
Company Goal: being the world’s leading publisher of women’s fiction