Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Targeting Target...

A fellow writer just sent me an email stating that Target has decided to stop carrying Harlequin and Silhoutte books in their stores. I have no idea for their reasoning. I would find it hard to believe the sales are low, since the stores account for a good deal of HQ sales.

You can click here to send them an email if you would like. Maybe if enough people send emails, they will reconsider their decision.

Edited to add: I was given the news by Nina Bruhns, Intimate Moments & Nocturn author. She's a member of my local chapter and passed along the news...

April

9 comments:

Shelli Stevens said...

That sounds crazy! I can't imagine why Target would shoot themselves in the foot that way. Hmm.

Gray said...

April,

I sure as hell will send them an email! How dare they? I don't live in the US or anything but it's the principle of the thing.

Thanks for letting us know.

Stacy Dawn said...

That's just ridiculous. Do you know how many people grab them there on the spur of the moment sale which not only benefits the author but the store

Tori Lennox said...

Where did your friend get their information? This just sounds crazy. I can't help thinking it's just one of those weird rumors that have no basis in fact.

Karen Erickson said...

You're kidding! I like to buy my HQs from Target - I even buy books I don't plan on buying just cos I'm a sucker for a good blurb...

And the Targets I frequent always run out of them rather quickly, which shows they do sell.

I hope this is a rumor. I'll be sad if they take them away...

Gray said...

Hi Guys,

Here is the response I had (direct from Target themselves):

"I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment in trying to locate Harlequin and Silhouette Books at your Target stores.

Right now, I don't have any information available about the continued availability of this selection. However, I really appreciate your feedback, because it helps us learn more about what our guests want and need.
I'll be sure to pass along your concerns to our book buyers."

Cheers

Olga said...

I'm surprised to hear that, too. As far as I know, Harlequin books sell very well. Gray, thanks for the update!

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

Hi April, you've been tagged to join a unique list to help other writers - info on my blog...

Sue :-)

Julie S said...

That's crazy! Actually, I rarely buy my harlequin books at Target because they're usually sold out by the time I get there. So I always assumed they sold well there!