Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:00
HarperCollins is working on a “clearer consumer proposition” for bundling e-books and print titles before further rolling out the offer it recently trialled at bookshop chain Foyles.
The publisher has told The Bookseller it believes bundling e-books with print books could become “a much more scalable idea...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:36
HarperCollins' Avon imprint has signed two books by Michele Gorman.
Senior commissioning editor Lydia Vassar-Smith signed UK and Commonwealth rights from Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson.
The first book, The Curvy Girls Club, will be published in January 2015. It tells the story of a group of women who...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 08:50
HarperCollins imprint The Borough Press is opening submissions for unagented manuscripts for two weeks in April.
From 7th to 21st April, the imprint will be open to accept three chapters, a synopsis and an author biography from previously unpublished writers.
All entered novels must be complete, written in English and at least...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 10:00
Cornerstone has signed a new novel from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, after what the author described as "a friendly divorce" from HarperCollins UK.
Susan Sandon, m.d. of Cornerstone, acquired rights in a six-figure acquisition, acting on behalf of Hutchinson at Cornerstone, Hamish Hamilton in Australia and New Zealand,...
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 13:17
A memorial service for Doris Lessing will be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square at 3 p.m. on Monday 7th April.
The service will be open to everyone, from fans to literary peers and colleagues.
Charlie Redmayne, c.e.o. of HarperCollins UK, which published Lessing's novels, said: “Doris Lessing was a...
Tue, 18/02/2014 - 08:30
Anna Valentine is to join Orion Publishing Group’s non-fiction team as publishing director.
Valentine, who first started her career at Orion as a graduate trainee, has spent the last five years as HarperCollins, latterly as publishing director. At HC, she published books by authors including Justin Bieber, Alan Partridge and...
Thu, 13/02/2014 - 09:50
Faber has achieved three shortlistings for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell is nominated in the 5-12s group, while The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale and Butter by Erin Lange are both listed in the teen category.
Nosy Crow, Bloomsbury and...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:32
HarperCollins worldwide saw its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rise by 33% to $68m (£42m) in its second quarter.
The publisher attributed the increase to a “higher contribution to profits” from e-book sales and “ongoing operational efficiencies coupled with higher...
Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:26
HarperCollins is reinventing the HarperTrue brand as a digital-first imprint which will focus on short, real-life stories.
HarperTrue will include inspirational memoirs, true-life erotic and romantic stories, and spiritual and animal tales. Focused on the women’s market, the short books will run to approximately 70 pages, or 15,...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 09:00
All of HarperCollins’ titles are now available in e-book and audiobook format for libraries in the UK via digital library supplier OverDrive.
Good EReader reported that the terms for the titles are the same as they are in the US...