HarperCollins has former HarperCollins Hungary, renaming and expanding the 25-year-old joint venture of Harlequin Magyarország Kft. (Harlequin Hungary Ltd.) and Vinton Kft, directed by Dr. Jozsef Bayer, managing director and co-owner. The business will continue to publish romance and expand its commercial trade publishing with titles from HarperCollins and Harlequin, as well as local authors.
"HarperCollins, with its 200-year history, provides a solid framework for us to grow our publishing program and expand into new genres," said Beatrix Vaskó, editor-in-chief of HarperCollins Hungary. "We have the opportunity to represent bestselling New York Times authors like Daniel Silva, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow and Nora Roberts in the Hungarian market. Additionally, we will continue our tradition of publishing evergreen favorite series such as Romana, Júlia, Szívhang (Heart Beat), Tiffany and Bianca, which will continue to be published under the Harlequin brand."
Since HarperCollins's purchase of Harlequin in 2014, the company has consolidated, rebranded and/or bought out partners in many European countries, Japan and Brazil, creating, among others, HarperCollins France, HarperCollins Germany and HarperCollins Spain.