Shutting down the boutique

<p>HarperCollins takes a risk in losing Flamingo </p><p>The closure of the Flamingo list at HarperCollins puts a brake on what had been the recent policy of the company: towards the creation of a series of "boutique" lists within the HC structure.</p><p>On arriving at HC three and a half years ago, c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley clearly identified that the company's structure was too monolithic. She told The Bookseller in 2001: "I believe that the best publishing, the most creative publishing, comes when you have small teams of people who feel a real sense of ownership about what they do." The ge...

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