TITLE

Saved by Romance

AUTHOR(S)
Sachs, Andrea
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);9/28/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 12, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the success of Harlequin Enterprises, the world's largest romance publisher. The Toronto, Ontario based company has been beneficial for its parent company Torstar, which owns the Toronto "Star" newspaper. Harlequin chief executive officer Donna Hayes believes the economic recession is helping to increase her company's profits. The popularity of romance fiction and their book covers are discussed.
ACCESSION #
44557215

 

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