Harlequin has announced the upcoming launch of Hanover Square Press, a new imprint publishing general fiction, narrative history, journalism, and memoir starting in January 2018. The imprint will be led by editorial director Peter Joseph, a former executive editor of the Thomas Dunne Books imprint at St. Martin's Press.
“Our aim is to reach a broad audience of readers who value engrossing, original stories that feature little-known facts, unique perspectives and unusual experiences,” Joseph said in a statement. “These are books that will keep people up all night reading, and that they will want to talk about the next day.”
Inaugural titles include two as-yet-unnamed collaborative works of narrative nonfiction by ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and author David Fisher. These book focus, HQN said, on lesser-known but groundbreaking American court cases. Other books to be published by the imprint in 2018 are Neil Olson's Francisco de Goya–inspired literary mystery The Black Painting, a debut thriller by Daily Mail First Novel Competition winner Amy Lloyd entitled Red River, and a currently untitled military novel by former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper Steven Hartov.
“The launch of Hanover Square Press represents the capstone of the yearlong development of our trade publishing program,” Harlequin executive v-p of global publishing and strategy Loriana Sacilotto said in a statement. “We are excited to be publishing such a rich array of editorial and offering opportunities for talented writers of every type.”
Hanover Square is the third new imprint Harlequin has introduced over the past year, including Park Row and Graydon House Books. The press takes its name from New York's Hanover Square, once known as “Printing House Square” due to the high number of printers, publishers, and booksellers that operated around it during the 18th and early 19th centuries.