Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Despite the talk about romance being "recession proof" is seems Harlequin is feeling the bite with a 4% drop in revenue. Harlequin are planning to discontinue the Silhouette and Steeple Hill imprints. [via PW] Harlequin acquired Silhouette romances from Simon and Schuster in 1984.
I suppose this end of an era explains why Harlequin is bored enough with the Silhouette website that the front page is covered in gibberish placeholder text and laughably mis-titled books. The Big H bought the last remaining competition, and now they find the brand "redundant".