RWA revokes Harlequin’s approved-publisher status

Is Harlequin's new line a new profit center that takes advantage of author hopefuls, or is this, as Harlequin says, a new way writers can reach their goal of being published? RWA's stand is clear.

Harlequin Enterprises’ new venture, Harlequin Horizons, steps over the line and makes them ineligible as an RWA-approved publisher.

RWA bases this on the fact that the new Horizons line requires hopeful authors to pay for commonly provided publisher services.

Here are some interesting links where you can learn more.

http://www.annaguirre.com/archives/2009/11/18/rwa-has-stones/

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2009/11/harlequin-horizons-another-major.html

http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009/11/17/harlequin-horizons-shortsighted-or-fa
rseeing/#more-15308

Agents are also watching this closely — see http://pubrants.blogspot.com/

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