Thu, 03/11/2011 - 16:14
Amazon and W H Smith are HarperCollins' strongest players in bookselling, its c.e.o. has claimed.
Victoria Barnsley was speaking after the publisher's parent NewsCorp reported its third quarter results, for the three months to 30th September, overnight. NewsCorp has not stripped out HarperCollins' results since early last...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 15:23
Harvill Secker has appointed Alison Hennessey as its senior crime editor.
She will begin in the newly created role in January 2012 and joins from Vintage where she was editor and digital media executive since 2010. She will be responsible for commissioning and publishing crime novels in translation, as well as finding UK talent....
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:55
Penguin's e-book sales have more than doubled in the first nine months of 2011, as parent Pearson reported an increase in total sales of 3% and operating profit of 13%.
Total sales at Penguin for the nine months to 30th September were flat but the publisher said it offset the decline in physical sales with "strong publishing...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:35
HarperCollins' financial performance remains unclear with parent NewsCorp continuing its policy of not reporting the publisher's financial results.
In the media giant's latest set of figures, for the quarter ending 30th September, it said its publishing segment, which includes HC as well as Rupert Murdoch's newspaper...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:25
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has joined the UK's Office of Fair Trading in giving the go-ahead to Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository.
In its ruling, it said "the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in any relevant market". It argued the merged...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:20
Google has launched its e-book store in Canada, with the regional arms of Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin and Simon & Schuster signing up to the digital service.
The publishers join Canadian houses such as D&M Publishers, House of Anansi Press, McClelland & Stewart and Dundurn Press.
The e-book store launched...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 07:28
Patrick deWitt has put his Man Booker disappointment behind him after he clinched the $25,000 (£15,365) Rogers Trust Fiction Prize for The Sisters Brothers in Canada.
The prize is one of the most lucrative in Canada. The judges said of the title, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize: "The...
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 15:42
Avon has become the latest publisher to acquire a book tying into the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
Editorial director Claire Bord bought world English rights to two novels by Gill Paul from Vivien Green at Shiel Land. Women and Children First is set on board the Titanic and explores the horror of its sinking and...
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 09:49
Barnes & Noble is expected to reveal its latest digital device next Monday, as tablet competition hots up in the wake of Amazon unveiling the Kindle Fire.
Journalists and analysts have been invited to a news conference for a "very special announcement" on 7th November. Barnes & Noble refused to reveal exactly what...
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 09:35
HarperCollins has bought US religious publisher Thomas Nelson for an undisclosed sum.
The deal is expected to go through by the end of the year. Thomas Nelson currently publishes the US bestseller Heaven is for Real.
Brian Murray, c.e.o. and president of HarperCollins Worldwide, said: "Founded in 1798 in...