Amazon vs. HarperCollins. Will this be different from Amazon vs. Hachette?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 2, 2015 // 6 Comments

So the battle over book pricing may have started a bit earlier this spring. Last year it wasn’t in full swing until May. This year is starting with April, assuming the Business Insider article yesterday wasn’t an April Fool’s joke (doubtful). So far the coverage has been moderate [...]

Harper Lee to publish sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird after 55 years

By Chris Meadows
February 3, 2015 // 10 Comments

For fifty-five years, To Kill a Mockingbird has been the only novel that Harper Lee published. It was successful enough that she simply didn’t need to publish another one. That one book, published 55 years ago, has kept her comfortable for the rest of her life. But it turns out that To Kill a [...]

Big Publishing big-mouth speaks on Charlie Hebdo – and it ain’t pretty

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Charlie Hebdo massacre naturally involves writers, magazines, and publishers everywhere, touching as it does on issues of free speech, free expression, and the right to publish. It also gives those same communities the chance to condemn themselves out of their own mouths. And one Big Five [...]

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 [...]

Morning Links: B&N launches new audiobook app. Embrace change

By Joanna Cabot
November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

We Need a New ‘Church and State’ in Digital Publishing (Media Shift) Much of the digital content industry is lost today in discussions about the blurred line between publisher and advertiser — otherwise known as the divide between church and state. *** Harlequin, Divergent Drive [...]

HarperCollins offers authors higher royalties for direct sales

By Chris Meadows
October 2, 2014 // 3 Comments

One of the rallying cries of author advocates and Amazon adversaries alike has been that publishers should start selling their books direct to the public instead of letting middle-man Amazon have so much power. Another rallying cry is that publishers should pay authors bigger royalties. Well, [...]

Big Library Read to offer up its latest book in October

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

The next installment of Big Library Read will take place next month. Anatomy of a Misfit will be featured for two weeks on OverDrive, the e-book lending library app. Anatomy of a Misfit is HarperCollins book by Andrea Portes. OverDrive allows customers to check out e-books of thousands of titles. [...]

HarperCollins UK goes direct-to-consumer: Is Amazon worried yet?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 1, 2014 // 6 Comments

News that might just have Jeff Bezos quaking in his boots – though don’t bank on it – is that HarperCollins in the UK has introduced across-the-board direct sales for its books, including hard copy as well as ebooks. The ebooks have to be downloaded and read on [...]

Morning Roundup: HarperCollins assists indie bookstores. #IReadEveryWhere

By Joanna Cabot
August 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Round-Up of NYPL’s #IReadEverywhere (Book Riot) The NYPL recently started a hashtag campaign to promote literacy (as well as their services): #IReadEveryWhere. It’s worth checking out on Twitter just for fun AND for some great book recommendations. *** Teaching the Digital Media Revolution [...]

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