March 5, 2015 Last Updated 9:03 am

Hearst’s Seventeen enters book publishing partnership with Harlequin TEEN

The partnership will be publishing the first branded fiction novels for the magazine, though Seventeen has previously published branded guide books and nonfiction eBooks

The Hearst magazine Seventeen announced today that they had entered into a book publishing partnership with Harlequin TEEN, owned by HarperCollins Publishers (which itself is a subsidiary of News Corp).
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Under the new agreement, the Harlequin TEEN will publish four original Seventeen novels in hard cover and eBook formats under the Seventeen Books from Harlequin Teen banner.

“Seventeen has always been a huge supporter of great fiction that speaks to our teenage readers,” Michelle Tan, editor in chief of Seventeen, said in the announcement. “The magazine published early stories by incredible and wide-ranging authors like Sylvia Plath and Jennifer Weiner and has always celebrated books that resonate with each new generation of girls.”

The partnership will be publishing the first branded fiction novels for the magazine, though Seventeen has published branded guide books, tip books and nonfiction eBooks.

“Harlequin TEEN and Seventeen have much in common—they are home to a global teen audience that returns month after month for meaningful reading experiences—and we believe the combination of our two brands will bring something new and unique to the young adult reading market,” said Craig Swinwood, Publisher and CEO of Harlequin Enterprises.

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