What’s New from Harlequin’s eBook Backlist

By Amy Wilkins, Harlequin Digital

When Olga asked me to do an update on Harlequin’s backlist ebook program, I couldn’t believe it had been nearly 2 years since our last blog post on the subject! Since 2010, we’ve published so many great older titles in ebook – and we currently publish about 200 more backlist titles digitally every single month!

Here are some highlights from our backlist program:

–          Harlequin Treasury. Last year, we digitized over 2000 vintage series romances from 1996-1999. Look for classic romances from favorite authors such as Penny Jordan, Marie Ferrarella, Betty Neels and many, many more that haven’t been available for years.

–          Speaking of Betty Neels, if you’re a fan of Betty’s classic romances you’re in for a real treat next month. In mid-April, dozens of her books will be available for the first time in ebook format!

–           Some classic Nora Roberts titles also became available for the first time digitally in 2011. Nora’s Stanislaskis, Stars of Mithra, and McKade Brothers series have all be converted, as well as a selection of stand-alone titles like Unfinished Business, which has become a New York Times bestseller!

–          Fans of series romance can also catch up on a ton of titles from their favorite series published after the year 2000. Practically all of Harlequin Presents, Silhouette Desire, Harlequin Blaze, Love Inspired, Silhouette Intimate Moments and a handful of other series have been converted—and if you include Treasury, that means the entire series from 1996 to the present is in ebook*! Most of those 200 backlist ebooks each month are series romances and we’re currently working our way through Superromance, Intrigue, Historicals, Next and Special Edition. Look for more single titles from HQN and MIRA on the horizon as well.

–          Giving readers what they want is also a big priority for us. We keep a running list of reader requests so we can make their favorite backlist books available again as soon as possible. For example, look for highly requested titles in ebooks that either went on sale recently or are coming soon: Bloodlines and Mimosa Grove by Dinah McCall; Fool for Love anthology by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Stephanie Bond, and Judith Arnold; The Bravo Billionaire and Bravo Unwrapped by Christine Rimmer; The Texas Brand: The Homecoming by Maggie Shayne; All Fall Down by Erica Spindler; and more of Caroline Burnes “Familiar” series.

So that’s a quick look at what we’re working on from Harlequin backlist at the moment! Do you have a favorite title, author or series you’d love to see in ebook format? Please leave your suggestions in the comments!

*Please note while Harlequin makes every effort to make all your favorite titles and series available in ebook, there are a small number that we are unable to convert due to a variety of factors, such as contractual limitations.

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Comments ( 11 )
  1. ms bookjunkie
    March 14, 2012 at 10:54 am
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    I love Kelly Hunter’s Bennett Family series and am eager for The Maverick’s Greek Island Mistress to be available in epub from ebooks.harlequin.com. I know it’s available digitally as a Kindle edition, but I have the rest of the series in epub and I want a matched set.

    (I find it curious that it’s available on Kindle but not at the publisher’s site.)

    Also, any and all Carla Kelly books will be much appreciated!

  2. Jill David
    March 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm
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    Would love books from late 1970’s and early 1980’s. I have copies of my 2 first harlequin books No Quaters Asked by Janet Dailey and Devil on Horseback by Elizabeth Graham. Am now searching for 2 that I had from Romance Treasury one was about a magazine writer who follows around a profesional womens tennis player she follows for bad boy professional tennis player, not sure but I think his name was Craig Dickerson. The other was a historicial The female characters name was something like Dorindia it was a mystery her husband who was estranged from his family sent her ahead after his father died. Would love to find these 2 stories again.
    I have all of Betty Neels in hard copy but would love to have them in ebooks too.

  3. Amy Wilkins
    March 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm
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    @ms bookjunkie — I’ll look into why that Kelly Hunter book isn’t on our site. Thanks for letting me know!

  4. Julie @ Manga Maniac Cafe
    March 15, 2012 at 11:29 am
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    I am hoping that The Ice Maiden by Sally Wentworth (1979) eventually makes its way to my Kindle. It made me a fan of series romance – for life 🙂

  5. Dawn Montgomery
    March 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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    I would LOVE to see the Tyler series in ebook! My grandmother and I LOVED those books. We would read them and trade back and forth across the US (I was in the military, so traveled a lot).

  6. Cari
    March 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm
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    Any and all Nora Roberts’ books, especially the MacGregors.

    Anne Stuart’s “Night of the Phantom” – LOVE that book!

  7. Lillie
    March 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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    I would love to see Daddy’s Little Dividend by Elda Minger available in digital. It’s one of my comfort reads. The cover is now held on my print copy with duct tape and the pages are falling out. It needs to retire! 🙂

  8. Tracy
    March 20, 2012 at 11:09 am
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    I would love to see “Catspaw” and “Catspaw II” by Anne Stuart available in ebook format.

  9. Wayne Jordan
    March 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm
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    I’ve love to see Fay Robinson’s Superromance re-released in digital format. She was an awesome author and while I have each of her books in print format would love to add them to my ever-expanding digital library.

  10. Trudy
    September 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm
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    I second the Tyler series! Would love to get that on my eReader!! I’ve re-read the books so much they are falling apart.

  11. Ash
    November 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm
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    Would love to see the following books in eformat – my comfort reads that still have to travel with me in paperback!

    A Carol Christmas by Muriel Jensen
    Still Married by Diana Whitney
    Midnight stranger by Diana Whitney
    Husband to belong to by Susan Fox
    Man of the Family by Andrea Edwards

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