Harlequin Launches Red Dress Ink

Posted on November 30, 2001

Harlequin Enterprises Limited has announced the launch of Red Dress Ink, a new line of books that recognizes the importance of the growing number of single women. Red Dress Ink released its first novel, See Jane Date by Melissa Senate, in November 2001. Red Dress Ink is a women's fiction program that depicts young, single, mostly city-dwelling women coping with the pressures that accompany a career, the dating scene and all the other aspects of modern life in America.

"These books are Ally McBeal meets Sex and the City," says Red Dress Ink Editor Margaret O'Neill Marbury, pointing to two of the most popular shows on television, which also happen to portray the day-to-day struggles of independent women. Red Dress Ink is a single-title program that will publish one book a month in trade paperback format. The second release from Red Dress Ink, Milkrun by Sarah Mlynowski, is available in December.

Red Dress Ink Books will be added to Harlequin Enterprises Limited's existing group of imprints: Harlequin, Silhouette, MIRA Books, Steeple Hill, Worldwide Mystery and Gold Eagle. Founded in Winnipeg in 1949 by Richard Bonnycastle, the company publishes more than 60 titles monthly. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.

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