Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:14
The new adult genre is “here to stay”, according to children’s industry figures, despite HarperCollins m.d. Victoria Barnsley this week labelling the genre “a bit of a publishers’ construct”.
Barnsley made her remark in an interview on BBC Radio Four’s “You and Yours” on Monday (...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:40
HarperCollins c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley has said the idea of the bookshop as a book club, charging for browsing, is "not that insane", given the level of threat faced by the general bookshop.
Barnsley was speaking to broadcaster Evan Davis on BBC Radio 4's "The...
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 13:00
HarperCollins is to merge its three non-fiction divisions into two imprints, creating a new William Collins brand alongside HarperCollins Non-Fiction.
Victoria Barnsley, c.e.o., said the move was in response to the challenge of free content online.
The current Collins, HarperPress and HarperCollins Non-Fiction divisions will...
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 15:57
HarperCollins has announced major changes on its executive team as it looks to streamline its business. Group publisher Belinda Budge is leaving the company, while the Collins Education and Language divisions are being merged.
A new role of group strategy and digital director is also being created for "entrepreneurial"...
Tue, 28/08/2012 - 09:30
HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley has predicted that half her company’s fiction revenue will come from digital sales within the next 18 months and said it was "the wrong decision" for publishers to settle with the DoJ over agency pricing.
Speaking to the Observer, Barnsley...
Fri, 29/06/2012 - 09:13
HarperCollins c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley said she anticipated HC having "more clout" as a result of parent company's NewsCorp's decision to split its business, as she thanked authors and staff at the annual Author Party last night (28th June).
Barnsley told guests: "We are quite happy to make the news, but...
Thu, 28/06/2012 - 15:36
News Corp has confirmed reports that the company will be split into separate publishing and entertainment arms, with HarperCollins c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley saying the move "could be good news" for HC.
Rupert Murdoch today (28th June) confirmed that his News Corp business—recently plagued by the News of...
Thu, 10/05/2012 - 10:05
HarperCollins UK saw revenues up over 5% year-on-year for the first quarter of 2012, c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley has said.
Barnsley said there were strong performances across the board in both physical and digital publishing. Nearly a third of Avon's sales were from e-books during the period, while The Friday Project's...
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 10:00
Publishers and agents are anticipating a “hungrier” London Book Fair next week (16th–18th April), although this week's dramatic developments over e-book pricing are sure to be the major talking-point.
Agent Peter Straus of Rogers, Coleridge & White said the fair would be taking place in a “vibrant...
Tue, 10/04/2012 - 15:44
Colin Hughes has been appointed as m.d. of the HarperCollins Education Division, with HC c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley calling education "a key growth target for our business."
Hughes' appointment follows the departure of Nigel Ward, who led the division for four years.
Hughes launched digital...