Seventeen and Harlequin Teen Make Book Deal

The first of four books debuts next year.

Seventeen is joining forces with HarperCollins’ Harlequin Teen division to publish a series of books.

As part of the deal, Harlequin Teen will publish four Seventeen-branded novels about “multi-dimensional and empowered fictional female characters.” The first entry will hit bookstore shelves next year.

“We’re excited to expand on this rich heritage by partnering with Harlequin Teen, because they share our commitment to strong writing, showcasing complex and charismatic female characters, and exploring all aspects of what it means to be a teenager today,” said Seventeen’s editor, Michelle Tan, in an announcement. “Our readers are going to love these books, relate to them and hopefully, be inspired by them too.”