Harlequin is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women. The Toronto-based company publishes more than 110 titles a month in 34 languages in 110 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,300 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from bestseller fiction to romance, from young adult novels to nonfiction, from African-American novels to inspirational romance, and more. With half of its books sold overseas and a tremendous 95% outside Canada—it is both the country's most successful publisher and one of its most international businesses.
Harlequin promotes its global presence through principal offices in Toronto, New York, London, Tokyo, Milan, Sydney, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Budapest, Granges-Paccot, Warsaw, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai and Istanbul. The company also has licensing agreements with businesses in another 12 countries. Harlequin's worldwide level of recognition and appeal provides the publisher with the unique opportunity of promoting and selling its authors around the world, wherever and whenever women shop.
Harlequin's success in 2012 confirms that the company is moving toward its stated goal of being the world's leading publisher of books for women. 92 Harlequin titles enjoyed a total of 313 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in 2012 with four titles achieving the coveted #1 position. Since its inception, Harlequin has sold approximately 6.28 billion books.