When comparing eBooks.com vs Harlequin, the Slant community recommends Harlequin for most people. In the question“What is the best eBook store?” Harlequin is ranked 3rd while eBooks.com is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Harlequin is:
Harlequin use to offer self publishing under the name Harlequin Horizons but under criticism was spun off and renamed [DellArte Press](http://www.dellartepress.com/). So users can self publish with DellArte Press but it will not be under the moniker of Harlequin. Harlequin does still offer a way for anyone to [submit their book](http://www.harlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0) to them but it is no guarantee it will be published.
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Pro Send gift certificates
eBooks.com allows for users to purchase gift certificates online worth 10-100 dollars and will then e-mail said certificate to an e-mail address of the purchases choosing along with a customized message.
Pro Academic eBooks
eBooks.com offers academic eBooks on their store that are claimed to be from the world's leading scholarly and academic book publishers.
Pro Free excerpts
eBooks.com offers free excerpts for their more popular eBooks. This way users can get a feel on how the title reads and what it's structure looks like.
Pro A self publishing of sorts
Harlequin use to offer self publishing under the name Harlequin Horizons but under criticism was spun off and renamed DellArte Press. So users can self publish with DellArte Press but it will not be under the moniker of Harlequin.
Harlequin does still offer a way for anyone to submit their book to them but it is no guarantee it will be published.
Pro Books other than romance novels
Harlequin does offer eBooks that are not of the romance variety with a worldwide selection of action, suspense and adventure.
Con Store feels cluttered and unintuitve
The landing page for eBooks.com feels a bit cluttered and can be confusing to navigate to the users desired section.
Con High Prices
Averaging to about 85% of a hardcover price the eBooks on the Harlequin store a pretty pricey.
Con Limited to only Harlequin eBooks
The selection of eBooks on the Harlequin eBook store is limited to only Harlequin eBooks, which are mainly romance novels.