rsbYou need to gouge your iPhone to access the romance story. The news is for voracious romance novel readers. has announced the release of its library of romance graphic novels on Apple’s iTunes App Store. 

With a similar offer, Harlequin Enterprises, a leading publisher of books for women, says that digital comics based on Harlequin novels will be made available for mobile distribution in China. Harlequin Comics are adaptations based on the publisher’s romance novels. (Read: Romantic Proposal for Mobile Women in China)

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is also offering its first digital comic book “Terminator Salvation” for the iPhone and iPod touch. Published by IDW, written by Dara Naraghi (“Lifelike”) and art by Alan Robinson, the multi-part graphic novel details a series of events that have transpired since Judgment Day and culminates with the story found in “Terminator Salvation” from Warner Bros. Pictures.

These days, mobile phones are using advanced electronic paper display (EPD) technology for paper-like reading experience for mobile users. For example, Verizon Wireless has introduced Samsung Alias 2 dual-hinge messaging phone, which is stated to be the first handset in the U.S. to feature E Ink transforming keypad using EPD.

As more traditional content is coming on e-devices, Novelist Danielle Steel announced in February the release of 71 of her works on and The eBook Store by Sony, two of the world’s leading distributors of e-books. This is the first time her books will be available for digital download. With the growing popularity of wireless reading devices, such as Amazon’s Kindle and Reader Digital Book by Sony, the availability of this work places Ms. Steel at the forefront of authors providing digital content to consumers.

“The iPhone opens up an exciting platform for readers to experience our romance novels,” says Pat White, CEO Arrow Publications, the publisher of “The colors are vibrant and the text is easy to read.”

Romance lovers can go to the iTunes App Store and search by keywords “myromancestory” or “romance story” to find the Arrow titles.

MyRomanceStory, an imprint of Arrow Publications, is in the business of romance graphic novels in eBooks, for the iPhone, and in paperbacks. Paperbacks in English and Spanish, are available from,, Baker & Taylor, and in select stores.

Photo courtesy: Arrow Publications


About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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