Each month we’re doing a brief recap of some recent acquisitions. As a reminder, on average Harlequin editors need to acquire four books every business day to meet next year’s schedule. In 2012 there were 65 new to Harlequin authors acquired, and as of August there are 53 for 2013….
September was a bit of a quiet month for us—only 55 titles acquired!
Harlequin Digital has also been busy with 9 acquisitions! Love Inspired was close behind with 8 and Kimani and Superromance had 7 each.
Margaret Daley is this month’s acquisition queen with 8 titles contracted from two lines! Both Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense are delighted to publish this author. She’ll be stopping by here at SOLD! in a few weeks to give some insight into juggling deadlines and series!
Debut authors for this month include new to Harlequin authors: Naomi Bellina (HD1), Flo Fitzpatrick (Heartwarming—she’s featured in a blog next week!), Naomi King (Love Inspired), Sheryl Lister (Kimani), Denise McDonald (HD1), and And we especially welcome the true debut authors: Lisa Dyson (Superromance) and Mary Jo Springer (HD1).
And just to note, Melissa Endlich (Senior Editor, Love Inspired, @MelissaEndlich) with 11 acquisitions and Malle Vallik (Director, Editorial Digital Initiatives, @MalleVallik) with 8 acquisitions were our busiest editors. But we know they are still looking out for more projects!
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Happy reading–and writing!