Harlequin Mills & Boon Limited is owned by Harlequin Enterprises Ltd,
one of the worlds leading publishers of women's fiction and the
largest publisher of romantic fiction.
• We publish around the world in 25 languages and our books are
sold in more than 94 international markets.
• Impressive coverage of female audience – minimum monthly
readership estimated at 1.4 million
• We enjoy 97% brand awareness in the UK
Romance never goes out of fashion
In 2004 more than 14 million copies of romantic novels were purchased
in the generating a turnover in excess of £70 million. Within this
sector Harlequin Mills & Boon Limited is the undisputed market
leader. This is hardly surprising as Mills & Boon has been publishing
its unique brand of fiction for almost 100 years.
Originally founded in London in 1908, Mills & Boon Limited began as a
general fiction publisher. Although early authors included PG
Wodehouse and Jack London, it was the launch of Georgette Heyer as a
romantic fiction author that paved the way for the company's later
Canadian book publisher Harlequin Books acquired the North American
rights to some of the Mills & Boon titles in the 1960's and the two
companies fully merged in 1971.
Since then, romantic fiction has continued to grow and evolve as the
day's fashions and social mores have changed through each decade.
However it has remained a constant that all Mills & Boon novels are
well written love stories that offer readers the perfect escape.
Readers can identify with the heroine, meet the hero of their dreams
and travel the world all in one afternoon.