victoria barnsley

Victoria Barnsley's HarperCollins exit and the content conundrum

By libertyc
July 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Victoria Barnsley, Chief Executive and Publisher at HarperCollins UK since 2000, announced her unexpected exit earlier this week. According to the report in the UK’s The Bookseller, expanded on the circumstances and on her own view of her profession in a valedictory speech at the annual [...]

Pay to Browse: Why it will never work for bookstores

By libertyc
February 13, 2013 // 10 Comments

TeleRead posted earlier about an idea that was floated by Victoria Barnsley, a HarperCollins CEO, during a recent NPR interview: the idea of charging people for the privilege of browsing in bookstores. The idea was that they’d pay to browse, and then go home and order online from the vendor [...]

Pay to play: Would you pay to browse for books?

By libertyc
February 12, 2013 // 13 Comments

Would you pay to browse a bookstore’s shelves? Victoria Barnsley, CEO of HarperCollins UK & International, discussed that concept during a recent interview on BBC’s The Bottom Line with Evan Davis. “In America, certain shoe shops are charging to try on shoes. These people [...]

HarperCollins ceo says ebooks will hurt publishers revenues

By libertyc
May 10, 2011 // 12 Comments

HarperCollins ceo, Victoria Barnsley, says that the 7% drop in the retail value of paperback fiction this year is “almost entirely” dut to the sale of ebooks, even though the combined sale of ebooks and print books has increased. In an article in The Bookseller she says: “The [...]

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