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Profits Fall But Sales Up for HarperCollins Q4

As part of parent company NewsCorp‘s overall reporting on its financials, HarperCollins reported fourth quarter operating income of $21 million, an improvement of $27 million versus the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006. Current quarter results were led by sales of THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS by Con & Hal Iggulden and THE REAGAN DIARIES by Ronald Reagan. During the fourth quarter, HarperCollins had 53 books on The New York Times bestseller list, including 8 titles that reached the number one spot, and for the full year HarperCollins had 128 books on The New York Times bestseller list, including 16 titles that reached the number one position.

Ron can’t help but wonder, though, how much better those Q4 numbers would’ve been if HarperCollins hadn’t chickened out on If I Did It at the last minute.

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HarperCollins and MySpace Team Up for Teens

Following on the success of HarperCollins‘ fan-oriented contest for adults, Avon Fan Lit, the company announced further plans to reach out to teen readers with the help of MySpace (both companies are owned by NewsCorp.) And CNET reports that Diane Naughton, vice president of marketing at HarperCollins Children’s Books, went into more detail at Mashup, the annual conference on teens and tech that’s going on in San Francisco this week. In the fall, the social network plans to build and launch a new “create and share” writing tool in partnership with HarperCollins, Naughton said in an interview at Mashup. Teens and college kids on the site can write prose and then share it with friends on MySpace. People can then vote on the best writing, she said. “Offline and online have very much (merged) the last couple of years in terms of marketing,” she said.

3rd Quarter Improvements for HarperCollins

As part of today’s announcement by parent company NewsCorp, HarperCollins reports third quarter operating income of $29 million, an increase of $3 million versus the same period a year ago. The 12% year-on-year increase included strong sales of books by Sidney Poitier, Laura Schlessinger and Neal Boortz. During the quarter, HarperCollins had 48 books on The New York Times bestseller list, including seven books that reached the #1 spot.

2nd Quarter Earnings Fall Sharply at HarperCollins

NewsCorp, the parent company of HarperCollins, has released its full earnings report for the 2nd quarter ending December 31, 2006, and the outlook for the publishing house is one of decline. HarperCollins reported second quarter operating income of $54 million, a decrease of $23 million versus the same period a year ago which included strong sales from The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. The year on year decline also reflects charges in the current year due to the bankruptcy filing of Advanced Marketing Services. Better news included 39 books on The New York Times bestseller list, including four books that reached the number one spot.