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Tag Archives: HarperCollins

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 7/7-7/11

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. HarperCollins is now selling print and ebooks directly through their own website. Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books Division is joining up with romance publisher Omnific to co-publish some titles while Simon & Schuster takes over all distribution. Amazon made an offer to Hachette authors that […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Alana Heiss, Partnerships and Content at Oyster

Alana Heiss works on Partnerships & Content at Oyster in New York. After studying literature and philosophy at NYU, she oversaw sales and marketing into Europe for HarperCollins, then moved on to Taschen to manage sales across the east coast of the US. She’s been at Oyster since the app launched in September 2013.  Editor’s note: This interview was conducted via Derris, the PR company Oyster employs for their public relations. ***** What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/23-6/27

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Hachette will buy Perseus Books Group, and in turn, Perseus’ distribution companies will be sold to Ingram. Barnes and Noble announced this week that it will be splitting their retail and Nook businesses into two separate companies. The FAA stated that Amazon cannot begin drone […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/5-5/9

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Amazon is showing delays of up to 4 weeks on shipments of books published by Hachette Book Group. The O. Henry Prize announces its 2014 winners. Twitter users can now add items to your Amazon shopping cart with a hashtag. Now over 20,000 books from […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/28-5/2

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. News Corp announced that it will purchase Harlequin Books, making it a part of HarperCollins. There is a growing backlash against a new policy that disallows prisoners being sent books. Instead of toys, McDonald’s is now giving away Kobo ebooks with Happy Meals. Scribd adds 1,000 […]

Not New York: Book Business and Publishers in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan has known many monikers in its time – Furniture City, River City, Beer City USA – but what about Book City? While you may not expect it, this Midwest hotspot has a rich history of publishing, with several locally grown houses that continue to impact the market today. Each of the major publishers in Grand Rapids has a unique story that blends in much of the Dutch culture that shaped the area, as well as the family values that continue to influence the city. Known for its […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/14-4/18

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman of the Board, Len Riggio sells off 3.7 million shares of stock. Amazon announces it will retire Kindle Cloud Storage, moving users’ files to Amazon Cloud Drive. Verso uses innovative discounting strategies to drive a successful launch of their […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/17-3/21

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Penguin Random House acquires Santillana and extends its reach into Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. A New York Court ruled in HarperCollins’ favor in a copyright infringement case regarding the digital rights of Julie of the Wolves against Open Road Digital Media. Will Nook’s self-publishing platform for UK […]

PW Panel: Are Publishing Seasons Relevant?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  **** By Amy Rhodes On Feb. 26, Publishers Weekly hosted its first discussion series of 2014 with a panel featuring Andy Laties, Store Manager at Bank Street Bookstore, Kim Wylie, VP Deputy Director of Sales at PGW, and Mary Beth Thomas, VP of Sales at HarperCollins. PW’s Jim Milliott moderated. Bringing together a representative from retail, distribution, and publishing, the panel addressed questions related to the pros and cons of traditional seasonal lists from 3 different angles. In the end, though, the differences between the publisher viewpoint and the distributor’s […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/13-1/17

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. It’s been a big week for ebook subscription services, both Oyster and Librify got significant funding. James Frey, the author famous for the scandal surrounding his book, A Million Little Pieces, signs a $2 million deal for a young adult series with HarperCollins for an premise […]