Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins UK has relaunched its website with readers able to buy e-books directly from the publisher.
People using the site can download digital versions of HarperCollins titles to read on the free HarperCollins reader app. Prices for titles range from 99p for Mark Sennen's thriller Bad Blood, to £8.99 for Robin...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:27
HarperCollins has created a fictional hotel to promote The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah, the first ever Agatha Christie continuation novel, and will even create a real, pop-up version for the book launch.
The publisher has been working on a global launch for the book, released on 9th September, for a year, ramping up...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:20
HarperVoyager has signed 15 full-length novels from mostly unagented writers, gathered in a two-week open submissions process.
The books were chosen from more than 5,000 entries submitted back in October 2012, when the imprint, HarperCollins' sci-fi and fantasy list,...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:30
A live event with bestselling authors George R R Martin and Robin Hobb was last night (19th August) livestreamed to more than 5,000 people worldwide by Tesco's e-book service, blinkbox books.
The retailer is moving into the events space, sponsoring the event at the Freemasons' Hall in London, and currently selling tickets for...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:00
Publishing’s increased focus on consumer insight and customer data is set to drastically change relationships with authors, informing decisions around acquisitions, contracts and publication itself.
Rufus Weston, insight director at HarperCollins, explained: “Publishers are realising what Amazon realised much earlier: that...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:00
HarperCollins has signed a book exploring the golden age of crime writing by author Martin Edwards.
World rights in The Golden Age of Murder: Solving the Mysteries of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story were signed in a deal with James Wills of Watson, Little.
The book will be a "real-life...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:40
Cornerstone has appointed Laura Deacon as the new editorial director for Windmill.
Deacon, who has been at HarperCollins’ imprint Blue Door since 2009, will replace Stephanie Sweeney, who has left the company to take a career break.
Jason Arthur, publisher of William Heinemann, Hutchinson and Windmill, said: “I...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 08:50
Georgia Mason has been promoted to senior editor at HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate.
Mason has worked at Fourth Estate since 2010, working across the whole list of titles, including food publishing alongside Loise Haines.
She will now take on her own titles, both in non-fiction and fiction.
Her new role follows a...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:00
HarperCollins has seen worldwide revenue and profits rise across the past year, driven by sales of Veronica Roth's YA title Divergent.
For the 12 months ended 30th June 2014, HarperCollins recorded revenues of $1.43bn (£850m), a growth of 5% on 2013's figure, $1.37bn (£810m).
Thu, 07/08/2014 - 09:30
HarperCollins has announced a raft of promotions across the HarperFiction editorial team, with Katie Espiner (pictured) promoted to publisher of The Borough Press and Kimberley Young becoming publisher of the women's fiction list.
Other changes will see Emma Coode becoming publishing director of the sci-fi and fantasy Voyager list...