Thu, 05/12/2013 - 14:58
HarperCollins has bought two psychological thrillers by debut author Ben McPherson.
Julia Wisdom, publisher of crime and thrillers, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the first novel Blood Rising and another following a three-way auction held by Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton. Foreign rights will...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00
Louisa Young’s First World War novel My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (Harper) has been chosen as the 2014 title for Cityread London, marking the year of the war's centenary.
Meanwhile Private Peaceful by HarperCollins Childrens Books author Michael Morpurgo [pictured], also dealing with the First World War,...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:39
HarperCollins is reprinting thousands of copies of David Walliams’ The Slightly Annoying Elephant, after a boat carrying the books to Britain from China fell victim to the St Jude storm.
The storm struck the Maersk Salina ship in Bay of Biscay, which was carrying around 30,000 copies of the book, Walliams' first...
Fri, 22/11/2013 - 09:28
Orion has acquired three novels by major bestseller Cathy Kelly, previously published by HarperCollins.
Susan Lamb, managing director at Orion Fiction, bought world English language rights from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown.
Orion Fiction's publishing director Kate Mills will be Kelly's new editor.
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 11:40
Publishers must be proactive about change in the industry, according to HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne.
Speaking at The Bookseller’s FutureBook conference today (21st November), Redmayne said: “Publishers consistently face demands from their authors, from agents, from retailers and from consumers to do...
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 09:50
HarperCollins has reported a fall in revenues in the first quarter of its financial year, but has seen a growth in earnings across the same period.
The publisher, part of News Corp, reported sales for the three months ended 30th September 2013 of $328m (£205m), a fall of 7% from the $352m (£220m) earned in the same period...
Fri, 08/11/2013 - 10:09
HarperFiction has signed two novels from Lucy Clarke.
Publishing director Kimberley Young signed world English rights, excluding USA and Canada, in a deal with Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton.
The newly signed novels are scheduled for release in 2015 and 2016. They will follow Clarke's next novel, On a Single Breath...
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 12:08
HarperCollins will publish the filmscript of "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa".
Anna Valentine, publishing director for Harper Non-Fiction, signed world rights to the book from Paul Stevens at Independent Talent, acting on behalf of Baby Cow Films Limited. Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped) will be published on 21st November to...
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 09:18
HarperCollins has reorganised its communications team following the departure of Siobhan Kenny, with Susanna Frayn becoming communications director.
Frayn, who will report into director of people John Athanasiou, first joined HarperCollins in 2001, joining from the BBC where she headed the factual publicity team. She has recently...
Thu, 31/10/2013 - 09:54
HarperCollins and Foyles have partnered to sell e-book and print book bundles on selected titles.
Foyles will sell eight HarperCollins titles—including Catastrophe by Max Hastings, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Demon Dentist by David Walliams— shrink-wrapped with a voucher...