Harper Collins

Morning Links: Tablets in the classroom help learning? Amazon-Harper Collins face off

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Do Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn? (Gizmodo) What do these mobile devices really add, though? Is there more to this tech trend than just grabbing the attention of students? Is mobile technology boosting classroom instruction, or is it all just a flashy way to accomplish the [...]

HarperCollins does big festive ebook sale

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 31, 2014 // 2 Comments

In the latest example of a pattern that I suspect is going to become increasingly common in electronic publishing, HarperCollins is not only offering an across-the-board seasonal sale of some of its most popular titles, but also appears to be trying to push this first and foremost through its own [...]

Who exactly owns aNobii?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Bookseller reported that UK department store chain Sainsbury’s has bought out its publisher partners HarperCollins and Penguin Random House in aNobii, the book-focused social media platform originally launched by Greg Sung in Hong Kong in 2006, and has raised the 64 percent stake it [...]

Does the World Need Another Jane Austen?

By libertyc
October 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Austen Project from Harper Collins is now fully under way, pairing “six bestselling contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six complete works,” according to the introductory blurb. “Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own unique take [...]

Retailers begin discounting Macmillan e-books

By libertyc
April 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Retailers are finally discounting Macmillan-published e-books – nearly two months after it settled its Department of Justice’s price fixing case. Prices of e-books have been lowered on sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, according to Publishers Lunch. This includes books such as [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bartlett’s Quotation’s New Digital Face (Good E-Reader) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Buys Webster’s New World Dictionary (MediaBistro) Publisher Earnings Roundup: Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster (Paid Content) E-books Marketshare at 22%, Amazon has 27% (Publisher’s Weekly) [...]

What does the News Corp split mean for HarperCollins?

By libertyc
July 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Under pressure from News Corp’s upper management, Rupert Murdoch has lately agreed to divide News Corp up into two corporations—one that contains the corporation’s entertainment assets, and the other to contain its newspaper and publishing assets—including “Big Six”/”Agency Five” [...]

Explanation of the Settlement between DOJ Hachette, Harper Collins and S&S and What Happens Next, by Jane Litte

By libertyc
April 12, 2012 // 7 Comments

The DOJ filed suit against five publishers (Penguin, Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster) on April 11, 2012.  The DOJ then immediately filed a notice of settlement and a request for approval of the settlement.  A judge assigned to this case will then either approve the [...]

Harper Collins Wins Back Some Credibility

By libertyc
April 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

This weekend Kindlers witnessed the resurgence in popularity of one of the most aggressive Agency pricing advocates: HarperCollins. In a brilliant move which has left some Agency pricing cynics –including this writer- flabbergasted, HarperCollins has repaired some of its tarnished reputation. In [...]

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