HarperCollins Forms New Unit in Italy

By Dianna Dilworth 

HarperCollins Publishers has expanded its global publishing program with the creation of HarperCollins Italia.

HarperCollins Italia will expand its commercial trade publishing with titles from HarperCollins and Harlequin, as well as local authors. Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A will now be fully owned by HarperCollins and will operate and publish romance titles under the new imprint. Paola Ronchi, managing director of the former Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A., is the new managing director of HarperCollins Italia.

“We’re excited to announce HarperCollins Italia and expand our presence in Europe,” stated Brian Murray, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers. “This is the next step in our plans to provide our authors with a global, multi-language publishing platform to help them reach the widest possible audience for their work.”