Harper Collins

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 Paul St John Mackintosh
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 Susan Lulgjuraj
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 Joanna Cabot
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 Chris Meadows
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” [...]

Harper Collins Wins Back Some Credibility

By Alejandro Sanchez
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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