Mills & Boon (Mills Boon)
What is Mills & Boon: is a British publisher of romance novels.
Founder(s): Gerald Rusgrove Mills and Charles Boon, in 1908.
Mills Boon History
Mills Boon was founded in 1908 by Charles Boon & Gerald Mills. The company was purchased on October 1, 1971 by their North American distributor Harlequin Enterprises
Mills Boon Trivia
- Mills Boon books were initially sold through weekly two-penny libraries and their distinctive brown binding led them to become known as “the books in brown”.
- It currently publishes 10 series: Modern, Modern Heat, Cherish, Blaze, My request, Medical, Historical, Desire, Special moments, Intrigue.
- The books are highly branded and are often in a separate section of bookshops and libraries from the other paperback fiction and romance novels. Common themes are rich, ennobled and initially unattainable males (often of Mediterranean—especially Greek—origin), the desire of a character to have a baby (with this being thwarted by infertility or an unsympathetic husband), and the breakup and mending of a relationship
- To mark the centenary year, In November 2008, BBC Four celebrated the anniversary by broadcasting a 90-minute drama Consuming Passion written by Emma Frost.
- Tagline: ‘Makes any time special’ (2000), Live the emotion (2004).
- Bangalore based advertising executive Milan Vohra became the first Indian to have a book published by Mills Boon, after she won a writing competition with her short story ‘The Loveasana’.