Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:40
HarperCollins president and chief executive Brian Murray will be the sole speaker at Frankfurt's c.e.o. talk in October.
The high-profile event has previously been held as a multi-speaker c.e.o. panel, made up of several publishing executives, but last year broke precedent by making Penguin Random House c.e.o....
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:00
The Society of Authors (SoA) and the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) have called for a debate into publisher contracts, following the roll-out of e-book subscription services.
In the UK, HarperCollins has followed its US parent by agreeing a deal with US e-book rental service Scribd, with 3,500 backlist titles to go live...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:35
HarperCollins has appointed Martin Topping to the newly-created role of creative director for non-fiction.
The appointment follows the recent promotion of Natalie Jerome to non-fiction publisher, following the departure of Carole Tonkinson...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:00
HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate is to bring forward its publication date for Joseph O'Neill's The Dog to 31st July, after its longlisting for the Man Booker prize yesterday (23rd July). The Kindle edition will be availble...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:10
HarperCollins is releasing an app version of its Collins Bird Guide, an authoritative guide to European bird life.
The app, which will be released for iOS on 14th August at a price of £12.99, will feature all of the information and illustrations from the print guide,...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins in the US has signed up with Canadian start-up BitLit to allow people to buy discounted e-book versions of print titles they already own.
Readers will be able to write their name in ink on the title page of a book, take a photo using their smartphone, and then use the BitLit app to verify the book and offer a digital...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:00
George R R Martin and Robin Hobb will spend an evening discussing their works with fans in an event in London next month.
The two HarperCollins HarperVoyager authors will talk to fans about how they build their fictional universes, create their characters and balance fantasy and reality as well as divulging their influences and...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:26
HarperCollins has signed world rights for the literary work of Eric Rücker Eddison, often acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern fantasy.
E R Edison was born in 1882 and a close friend of Arthur Ransome, and wrote six books before his death in 1945, including 1922's The Worm Ouroboros and the...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:50
HarperCollins is moving Tracy Chevalier’s backlist to its imprint The Borough Press (TBP) and redesigning all the book jackets.
Kate Espiner, publishing director at TBP, said: “The move to [TBP], and the success of The Last Runaway (2013, £7.99) seemed like a good opportunity to do [the redesign] with the...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:40
It has been a pretty decent year on the shop floor and in publishing boardrooms thus far in 2014. As we reveal in greater detail in our Review of the Half Year, the physical market for the first half of 2014 fell 2.4% to £526m through Nielsen BookScan. A decline, yes, but the shallowest one in the first half of a year since the market...