Harlequin buys Heartsong Presents Book Club
Toronto-based book publisher Harlequin has purchased the Heartsong Presents Book Club from Barbour Publishing of Uhrichsville, OH. The club specializes in Christian romance novels. Harlequin will use the club to support its Love Inspired line of inspirational fiction aimed at women with "traditional values." No financial details are available. "We are thrilled to add Heartsong Presents to our portfolio," said Donna Hayes, publisher and CEO of Harlequin. "Our subscribers trust us to provide compelling stories that are delivered to their doorstep monthly. The Heartsong Presents editorial dovetails perfectly with that of Harlequin, women's fiction and inspirational publishing, making it a natural fit." Harlequin is a subsidiary of Torstar.