A byword for passionate entertainment, Mills & Boon (www.millsandboon.co.uk) is the UK’s most successful publisher of romantic fiction of all types, including single titles as well as series. With a mission to enhance women’s lives through compelling, absorbing and uplifting stories of love in all its many guises – from contemporary romance and historical drama to Rom-Com and erotica – Mills & Boon delivers to its readers fun, escapist ‘me-time’ moments, whisking them away to worlds full of drama and excitement. Published in 26 languages across 109 countries and with more than 1300 authors, a Mills & Boon book is sold every four seconds globally. Winning industry awards for innovation, Mills & Boon has pioneered opportunities in digital publishing, offering 17,000 backlist titles and all its frontlist as eBooks, as well as many digital exclusives.
Harlequin UK is part of the Harlequin Enterprises Group Ltd (www.harlequin.com), the world’s leading publishers of books for women, based in Toronto, with principal offices in 19 countries around the world, including London and New York, and licensing agreements with businesses in 15 more. Their imprints include Harlequin, Mills & Boon, MIRA, MIRA Ink and Carina.
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 4-million eBooks and magazines to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders to suit any reader’s style including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O and the newly launched Kobo Glo HD. Along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
WH Smith PLC is one of the UK’s leading retailers and is made up of two core businesses. The High Street business operates over 600 stores with an extensive reach across the UK and a presence on nearly every significant UK high street. High Street sells a wide range of stationery, books, newspapers and magazines. The Travel business operates over 700 units in the UK and internationally, mainly in airports, railway stations, motorway service areas and hospitals. Travel stores sell a tailored range of products to cater for people on the move or in need of a convenience offer. www.whsmith.co.uk serves customers 24 hours a day.