Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:10
HarperCollins in the US is aiming to battle piracy with a new invisible watermark being applied to its e-books.
The publisher will use Digimarc Guardian Watermarking for Publishing, a system which applies a watermark to each e-book that is invisible to the reader, but will enable HarperCollins to track any copies which appear online...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:25
HarperCollins commercial imprint Avon is launching a new digital-first imprint, Maze, with the aim of releasing 15 new titles a year.
Senior commissioning editor Lydia Vassar-Smith said the expansion was a natural move for Avon following its current publishing programme.
“We’ve had a lot of success with our e-...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:20
More than 700 authors and 75 agencies have registered for Random House’s Author Portal since its launch six months ago, although it is still not available to Penguin authors.
The Author Portal opened at the end of February, offering sales data to authors and agents and subscriber access to The Bookseller, as well as...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:50
Detective Hercule Poirot was on hand at the launch of Sophie Hannah's The Monogram Murders (HarperCollins) last night (8th September), solving a murder in London's Ritz Hotel.
Rooms at the Ritz were turned into "the Bloxham Hotel", the setting for the Hannah's book, the first ever Agatha Christie novel...
Wed, 03/09/2014 - 09:40
Authors who have e-books sold through the HarperCollins website will receive a higher net royalty than if they were sold through another site, the publisher has confirmed.
HarperCollins unveiled its new site last week, which features a direct-to-consumer function...
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:47
Literary agency Furniss Lawton is expanding and has appointed Rory Scarfe in the role of agent.
Scarfe joins Furniss Lawton from a background in-house in the non-fiction editorial teams at Simon & Schuster and, most recently, as editorial director at HarperCollins. Since leaving HarperCollins earlier this year, he has...
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...