Murray: Harlequin buy 'transformative'

Murray: Harlequin buy 'transformative'

The highlights of the second morning of Digital Book World conference in New York yesterday (15th January) came from HarperCollins c.e.o. Brian Murray discussing his company and the future, and Nielsen’s Jonathan Nowell talking about how print sales have changed in the US.

Murray spent most of his talk focusing on how he has positioned his company to flourish in the future. He has headed HC since 2007; in the last six years, he’s made six acquisitions, two of them – Thomas Nelson and Harlequin – very big. What the Nelson integration with HC’s Zondervan religious unit has brought is “a lot ...

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