It's Harlequin Historical Week at Romance Vagabonds!
Please join in the fun all week long.
On Wednesday I'll be blogging with Lisa Plumley and Kathryn Albright for Western Day! There'll be book giveaways and Q and A you won't want to miss. Come visit me!
Here's some neat info about Mills and Boon !
Celebrating 100 years of pure reading pleasure :
In 2008, Mills & Boon celebrates a century as one of the most enduringly popular brand names in publishing.
Over the past 100 years the Mills & Boon imprint has become synonymous with romantic fiction and today is part of Harlequin, the world’s largest publisher of romance fiction.
* Gerald Mills and Charles Boon founded Mills & Boon Limited in 1908 and opened offices in London’s Covent Garden. Since then, Mills & Boon has become a hallmark for romantic fiction, recognised around the world.*
Mills & Boon is now part of Harlequin Enterprises, a global company who sell over 130 million books worldwide each year.* Published in 26 different languages and sold in 109 countries.* Global author base of 1,300, of which approximately 200 are acquired through the UK office.
Harlequin Mills & Boon is a UK Top 10 adult fiction publisher.
10 million books sold each year in the UK, of which over 7 million are romance novels.*
A Mills & Boon book is sold in the UK every 3 seconds.* UK monthly readership over 1.3 million.*
Mills & Boon series books are released in 2 shipping cycles each month (the first and third Friday of the month) and have a one month shelf life.
More than 60 titles published every month in the UK including 50+ brand-new series titles.
In the past 50 years, our characters have had: 10,325 weddings, 29,500 kisses and 35,250 hugs (figs from UK Editorial-Acquisition).
“Mills & Boon” is in the Oxford English Dictionary meaning “a (type of) popular romantic novel”.
Thanks to Diane Gaston, Joanne Carr, and all the fabulous Harlequin Historical authors for making this celebration possible!