Q: Where can I buy Harlequin Presents novels?
A: Harlequin Presents novels are available every month in bookstores, grocery stores, drug stores and other locations — just look for the Harlequin rack! You can also purchase books and ebooks online from www.Harlequin.com (where all our series romance books are available a month before they can be found in stores) and other retailers.
Q: I’m a Presents author/reader — how can I get something posted to the blog?
A: If you’re interested in writing a post for I Heart Presents — or just have a bit of news you think would be of interest to other Presents fans — please send an email to Elissa_Smith[at]Harlequin[dot]ca. Readers are also welcome to submit posts about Presents (e.g. your favourite books, tropes, etc.) — just email Elissa with your idea!
Q: How do I write for Harlequin Presents?
A: For more details on what the Presents team is looking for and how to submit your own story, click here.
Q: What are those “Browse the Book” things at the bottom of some posts?
A: Those are Browse the Book widgets! They allow you to read the first chapter of the book exactly as you’d see it in print form — just click the “Browse” link. Clicking “Add to your Site” will give you a code to add the widget to your own site or blog, and “Buy this Book” will take you the book detail page on Harlequin.com where you can learn more about the book and purchase a copy.
More Browse the Book widgets are available for all Harlequin Presents books and other Harlequin imprints at www.harlequin.com
Q: What is RSS?
A: I (Heart) Presents is available via RSS which stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and/or “Rich Site Summary”. RSS feeds enable Internet users to automatically receive instant news and information updates from I (Heart) Presents and other Web sites. The I (Heart) Presents RSS feed is just what it sounds like – a simplified version of posts from this site.
You collect and read RSS feeds by using what’s called a “feed reader” or “feed aggregator”, which is updated automatically when new posts and content is published there. The reason people use these services (and they are generally free) is because it allows them to enjoy stories from many of their favorite blogs and websites all in one place rather than having to review each one individually. So once you subscribe, posts will come to you until you decide to unsubscribe, which is also very easy.
Q: What does subscribing mean?
A: When you subscribe to the RSS feed for I (Heart) Presents, every time we publish a new post, it will automatically appear in your reader. You don’t need to provide any personal information, it’s free and very easy to use.
Q: How do I subscribe to I (Heart) Presents?
A: On the right hand column of this site, you’ll see an icon for RSS – when you click on it, a menu will drop down that will allow you to choose a feed reader. All you need to do is click on your preference and the site will prompt you through a simple sign up process. Once you have registered with a feed reader, whenever you visit a site you really like, you simply click on the RSS button or the custom button for your specific fee reader, and you will be automatically subscribed to that site’s feed (by labounty at dh fashion). It’s a lot easier to manage than bookmarking your favorite pages, and you’ll never miss an important post again!
Looking for a more visual explanation? The folks at the Common Craft show have a video tutorial that really helps simplify this!
Q: How do I add smiley-face icons in my comments/posts on I Heart Presents?
A: Most usual smilies like : ) and ; ) (without the spaces in between) will convert to emoticons automatically. For a list of other smilies you can use (like 😈 — hehe, Amy couldn’t resist!), click here for the WordPress Smiley page.