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Who Should Play Helen Gurley Brown? - Posted November 21, 2014
It's still a long way from a big-screen sure thing. But as reported by Deadline EIC Mike Fleming Jr., Fox2000 has optioned the 2015 HarperCollins book Enter Helen: The Rise And Reign Of The Original Cosmo Girl, by Brooke H... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Should Play Helen Gurley Brown? - Posted November 21, 2014
It's still a long way from a big-screen sure thing. But as reported by Deadline EIC Mike Fleming Jr., Fox2000 has optioned the 2015 HarperCollins book Enter Helen: The Rise And Reign Of The Original Cosmo Girl, by Brooke H... [FishbowlNY]

Janice Dickinson Says First Draft of 2002 Autobiography Included Cosby Assault Details - Posted November 19, 2014
The latest woman to publicly accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the most famous yet. It started this week with a Vice article by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Janice Dickinson Says First Draft of 2002 Autobiography Included Cosby Assault Details - Posted November 19, 2014
The latest woman to publicly accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the most famous yet. It started this week with a Vice article by ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Rowe Sets Records for CNN | Morgan Slams Cooper, AC 360 - Posted October 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Rowe Sets Records for CNN | Morgan Slams Cooper, AC 360 - Posted October 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Facebook Audience Network Available to More Brands; Link Ads Now Supported - Posted October 7, 2014
Facebook extended availability of its Fac... [AllFacebook]

HarperCollins Keeps a Lid on Explosive Zodiac Killer Claim - Posted May 13, 2014
When the B.G. Dilworth Agency brought this particular book proposal to HarperCollins 15 months ago, it was a "standard acquisition process except for the NDA." That according to a publicist at the publisher who ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HarperCollins Keeps a Lid on Explosive Zodiac Killer Claim - Posted May 13, 2014
When the B.G. Dilworth Agency brought this particular book proposal to HarperCollins 15 months ago, it was a "standard acquisition process except for the NDA." That according to a publicist at the publisher who ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Jansing Promoted | CBS Crew Detained | News Corp. Buys Harlequin - Posted May 5, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Jansing Promoted | CBS Crew Detained | News Corp. Buys Harlequin - Posted May 5, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Clippers Lose Sponsors | Mockingbird To Go Digital | Al Jazeera Sues Egypt - Posted April 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Clippers Lose Sponsors | Mockingbird To Go Digital | Al Jazeera Sues Egypt - Posted April 29, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

On Her 88th Birthday, Harper Lee Heralds Mockingbird Ebook - Posted April 28, 2014
Mark your literary calendars. Per an announcement today by HarperCollins, on what is author Harper Lee's 88th birthday, To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for the first time as an ebook July 8. From today's announcement: "I'm still old-fashioned," said Lee. "I l... [morningmedianewsfeed]

On Her 88th Birthday, Harper Lee Heralds Mockingbird Ebook - Posted April 28, 2014
Mark your literary calendars. Per an announcement today by HarperCollins, on what is author Harper Lee's 88th birthday, To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for the first time as an ebook July 8. From today's announcement: "I'm still old-fashioned," said Lee. "I l... [FishbowlNY]

Hachette Chief: 'New York is No Longer a Bookstore City' - Posted March 26, 2014
Julie Bosman's disheartening NYT look at the dwindling number of Manhattan bookstores is a Dickens of a downer. In this tale of two cities, the best-times scenario has been gradually giving way to a bookworm's worst nightmare. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hachette Chief: 'New York is No Longer a Bookstore City' - Posted March 26, 2014
Julie Bosman's disheartening NYT look at the dwindling number of Manhattan bookstores is a Dickens of a downer. In this tale of two cities, the best-times scenario has been gradually giving way to a bookworm's worst nightmare. ... [FishbowlNY]

Rubenstein, HarperCollins Vets Team Up to Form Orange PR & Marketing - Posted March 7, 2014
Two communications veterans have joined forces, combining their passions for both midtown Manhattan and Georgia's oldest, most graceful city to launch Orange PR & Marketing. The agency, which will have offices in New York and S... [PRNewser]

Novelist Andrea Cremer Chose Veronica Mars Over a Summer Vacation - Posted March 5, 2014
The best part of Dave Itzkoff's look at the forthcoming crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie are the personal details about some of the film's high-end Kickstarter donors. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Novelist Andrea Cremer Chose Veronica Mars Over a Summer Vacation - Posted March 5, 2014
The best part of Dave Itzkoff's look at the forthcoming crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie are the personal details about some of the film's high-end Kickstarter donors. ... [FishbowlNY]

NY Women In Communications Panel: 'Where Is The Print Industry Going?' - Posted December 9, 2013
Dow Jones recently hosted a panel discussion presented by New York Women In Communications. The topic: Where is the print industry going? The panel was moderated by Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of the Wall ... [TVSpy]

The New World of Books: E-Reading Gets Robust - Posted September 19, 2013
Cast your vote yet for The Booksmash Challenge? If not, you've got a chance to pull the lever for semantic technology for the contest, which is sponsored by HarperCollins and asks developers to create proof-of-concept apps using its OpenBook API that includes full access to select a... [semanticweb.com]

Roll Call: Regan Communications and HarperCollins - Posted July 5, 2013
Regan Communications Group announced that Frank Quaratiello has been named vice president & managing editor, working directly with team leaders to provide strategic planning and supervision of client services. Frank most recently served as Business Editor at The Boston Herald. Also joining Regan Communications from the Herald is Ira Kantor. Kantor... [PRNewser]

Randi Zuckerberg Signs Two-Book Deal With HarperCollins - Posted February 14, 2013
The Facebook family is producing ... [AllFacebook]

New York Times' Juliet Macur to Pen Book on Lance Armstrong - Posted November 9, 2012
Juliet Macur, the sports reporter for The New York Times who has been on top of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Times' Juliet Macur to Pen Book on Lance Armstrong - Posted November 9, 2012
Juliet Macur, the sports reporter for The New York Times who has been on top of ... [FishbowlNY]

The Virality of Blog Posts, Presidents, and Johnny Depp [Podcast] - Posted October 16, 2012
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked about the week's hot topics in social media, including the presidential debates, blogging tips, and a new project for Johnny Depp. While the presidential candidates are debating the is... [SocialTimes.com]

SnapApp Takes Aim At Facebook Contests - Posted September 10, 2012
With contests... [AllFacebook]

Should "Tweeps" Be in the Dictionary? Collins Dictionary to Let the Internet Decide - Posted July 17, 2012
OMG and amazeballs! HarperCollins is accepting social media and pop culture words for inclusion in the Collins English Dictionary, which has already welcomed LOL and other Internet-inspired gems to the fold. Starting July 17, you'll have six weeks to nominate your favorites. Whereas sites like Wikipedia... [SocialTimes.com]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: HarperCollins, Random House, Oxford University Press - Posted November 15, 2011
This week, HarperCollins is hiring a publicist, while Random House is on the hunt for a ... [GalleyCat]

This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, University of California Press - Posted November 8, 2011
This week, HarperCollins is on the hunt for a new senior production editor, while Chronicle Books needs a ... [GalleyCat]

Rock Center Debut | HarperCollins Acquistion | Kardashians Done - Posted October 31, 2011
TVNewser: NBC's latest newsmagazine debuts tonight. Rock Center with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rock Center Debut | HarperCollins Acquistion | Kardashians Done - Posted October 31, 2011
TVNewser: NBC's latest newsmagazine debuts tonight. Rock Center with ... [FishbowlNY]

HarperCollins to Buy Thomas Nelson - Posted October 31, 2011
HarperCollins Publishers revealed today that they have sealed a "definitive agreement" to buy Christian publisher Thomas Nelson. Terms of the deal were not revealed, and will be finalized by the end of the year. Follow this... [GalleyCat]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: HarperCollins, Harvard Business Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing - Posted October 26, 2011
This week, HarperCollins is looking for a production editor and a ... [semanticweb.com]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: HarperCollins, Palgrave Macmillan, Oxford University Press - Posted October 20, 2011
This week, HarperCollins is looking for a senior designer, as well as a ... [GalleyCat]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted July 29, 2011
The Holmes Report says World Gold Council is looking at five firms for work in international marketing including the U.K., U.S., and Switzerland... [PRNewser]

Amazon's Book Publishing Plans Brings Hope to Independent Writers - Posted June 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64831" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="SPR"][/caption] The "Slush Pile" just got an exciting makeover courtesy of the bookselling pioneer Amazon. The Seattle-based giant, which sells more books than any other bookstore in America, is planning a big move to compete with book publishers like Random House, Simo... [SocialTimes.com]

Book Promotion Advice for the Digital Age - Posted December 20, 2010
What can writers do to promote their work in the digital age? Rob Macdonald from Scribd, Scott Weisenthal from Off the Bookshelf, Nina Lassam from Wattpad, and Debbie Stier shared their thoughts during a book promotion panel at our ... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins' Debbie Stier on the Stigma of Self-Publishing - Posted May 13, 2010
--JENNIFER PULLINGER Self-published authors have long been stigmatized for writing and selling their own books, but digital publishing is changing the game -- and the industry's perception. In a talk at the upcoming ... [GalleyCat]

Talking Digital Publishing On The Menu - Posted September 30, 2009
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Talking Digital Publishing On The Menu - Posted September 30, 2009
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Digital Book Publishing, Gawker's Revenues and Ashton Kutcher On The Menu - Posted July 28, 2009
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Digital Book Publishing, Gawker's Revenues and Ashton Kutcher On The Menu - Posted July 28, 2009
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Dr. Nancy Snyderman To Host MSNBC Show|HarperCollins' Revenue Declines|Google Could Save Journalism|CNBC Host Mad Over Kindle DX|Toby Young Hit By Car - Posted May 7, 2009
TVNewser: NBC News chief medical editor, an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dr. Nancy Snyderman To Host MSNBC Show|HarperCollins' Revenue Declines|Google Could Save Journalism|CNBC Host Mad Over Kindle DX|Toby Young Hit By Car - Posted May 7, 2009
TVNewser: NBC News chief medical editor, an... [FishbowlNY]

It's Deja Vu All Over Again - Posted September 1, 2008
Doubleday recently posted the cover art for the new J. California Cooper novel, Life Is Short But Wide, and it seems the design team pulled up the same photo from the Getty Images archives that ... [GalleyCat]

Atria Picks Up Durand As Senior Editor - Posted August 21, 2008
After a decade working her way up the editorial ladder at William Morrow, Sarah Durand is relocating to Simon & Schuster's ... [GalleyCat]

Could Microblogs Destroy the Auction Paradigm? - Posted July 9, 2008
Monday's item about the Twitter-ing around the Lynne Spear memoir elicited a thoughtful reaction from Maud Newton, who reminded readers that "online small talk, especially pre-deal, is a double-edged sword." Newton focused on a string of Twitter posts by HarperCollins marketing manager Felicia Sullivan... [GalleyCat]

Publishing in China: Beijing Book Fair Leftovers - Posted September 4, 2007
The Beijing Book Fair - the world's fourth-largest after Frankfurt, London and BEA - just wrapped up yesterday and here are some notable highlights: Penguin gets big money for Victoria Beckham's new style book from a Chinese publisher.[... [GalleyCat]

Further Ruminations on "Hot Young Author Chick Syndrome" - Posted August 30, 2007
Remember the time when it was almost impossible to get a novel published if you were under 40? Remember when author photos were nixed if you looked too young for a serious endeavor? Yeah, I don't either, but I have it on pretty good authority that's what publishing was like in... [GalleyCat]

MTV's First Poet Laureate - Posted August 27, 2007
The New York Times' Melena Ryzik reports that MtvU, the subsidiary of MTV Networks that is broadcast only on college campuses, will announce today that it has selected its first poet laureate: John Ashbery, the prolific 80-year-old poet and frequent award winner... [GalleyCat]

Blair Picks Barnett to Broker Book Deal - Posted August 17, 2007
Yesterday afternoon the Bookseller broke the story that literary lawyer to the stars Bob Barnett would be representing Tony Blair - and shopping around the former UK prime minister's interests to America first. So of course, people are wondering a) who will get the book and... [GalleyCat]

Egmont Guns for US Kids' Market - Posted August 17, 2007
Egmont is planning to launch a U.S. business next year following a move into third place in the UK children's publisher league table, ahead of rivals Random House and HarperCollins, reports the Bookseller's Katherine Rushton. "We are looking to develop a U.S. business, and we will look to establish a U.S.... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins Partners with iPhone for Book Excerpts - Posted August 15, 2007
HarperCollins announced Wednesday that it had set up a special link that will allow browsers to view excerpts from more than a dozen new releases, such as Michael... [GalleyCat]

Profits Fall But Sales Up for HarperCollins Q4 - Posted August 9, 2007
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... [GalleyCat]

Yes, Virginia, Harry Potter Changed the Publishing Industry - Posted August 3, 2007
As sales of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS climb enough to sell out its first printing - prompting Scholastic to up the number of copies in print to 14 million - AP's Hillel Italie asks a slew of publishing mo... [GalleyCat]

Of Course Jane Friedman Would Think the Book Business is "Healthy" - Posted August 2, 2007
And since we've met Jane Friedman a couple of times and generally think the CEO of HarperCollins is very smart in a terrifying sort of way and probably has more knowledge contained in her pinky than we ever will in both our heads, disagreeing is, well, not an option. Especially since... [GalleyCat]

Dolby's Imprint at Random House UK is Named - Posted July 31, 2007
The Bookseller reports that Trevor Dolby and Rosie de Courcy's new imprint at Random House UK has been named Preface Publishing. The announcement comes simultaneously with the launch of the imprint's Spring 2008 list, comprising A POINT OF VIEW ... [GalleyCat]

People Really Want to Buy Keith Richards' Memoir - Posted July 25, 2007
As promised, UK superagent Ed Victor held off until this month to shop around Rolling Stones guitarman Keith Richards' memoirs, and the gambit has paid off handsomely, according to Crain's Matthew Flamm. Bidding for a book by the Rolling Ston... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins and MySpace Team Up for Teens - Posted July 19, 2007
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... [GalleyCat]

Steve Ross's Plans for Collins - Posted July 10, 2007
With longtime Crown VP and publisher Steve Ross's move to Collins now complete, Crain's decides to profile him and his plans for the business side of HarperCollins. There, he will be tasked with turning a sleepy nonfiction division, mainly known for wellness, business and reference books, into a powerhouse. Though already... [GalleyCat]

Borders Gets In On the Mobile Game - Posted July 10, 2007
Borders is set to work with top book publishers including Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Bloomsbury to deliver the first chapters of forthcoming books from authors on mobile, according to NMA. The plan is to offer consumers the opportunity to read up to 30 samplers for free every month. The chapters... [GalleyCat]

Knopf Names Dobrowolski Assistant Manager, Domestic Rights - Posted July 10, 2007
Knopf announced yesterday that Thomas Dombrowolski has been named Assistant Manager of its Domestic Rights Division. "Since his arrival two years ago, Thomas has become a key member of the department, demonstrating a keen awareness of the rights marketplace," said Domestic Rights Director Sean Yule in the announcement. "He has a... [GalleyCat]

Scottoline Moves to St. Martin's - Posted June 14, 2007
PW Daily reports today that after fifteen years with HarperCollins, New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Scottoline has inked a four-book deal with St. Martin's Press. Her last book with HarperCollins, LADY KILLER, will be published in February 2008. "I... [GalleyCat]

They Think They Need to Talk About Shriver - Posted June 14, 2007
In this week's Telegraph, Mark Sanderson opens his literary life column with a rather snarky bit about Lionel Shriver and her latest novel, THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD. "HarperCollins must be regretting their decision to fork out 500,000 pounds to Shriver," Sanderson writes, pointing out that the novel has sold a mere 2,500... [GalleyCat]

Laos Library Dedicated to HarperCollins - Posted June 12, 2007
HarperCollins announced yesterday that in conjunction with Room to Read, an international nonprofit organization devoted to providing educational opportunities to under-privileged children in the developing world, it has donated a large portion HarperCollins children's books to help a new school library open in the Phongsaly Province in Laos, one of the... [GalleyCat]

Who Spiked the Water at 1745 Broadway? - Posted June 11, 2007
It's been a very strange week for the world's largest publishing company. First we had Wednesday's surprise announcement that Crown svp and publisher Steve Ross would be moving to Collins, with ... [GalleyCat]

The Comeback of Collectible Editions - Posted June 8, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner takes recent deluxe editions of Michael Chabon's THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION and Chuck Palahniuk's RANT as a sign such collectible volumes are returning to the forefront (which was already ... [GalleyCat]

Publishers Get Into the Speakers' Bureau Game - Posted June 4, 2007
At the New York Times, Celia McGee highlights the growing number of publishers who have set up separate speakers' bureaus for select authors. In the last two years, several major publishing houses have set up speakers bureaus. HarperCollins was the first, in May 2005, followed b... [GalleyCat]

Publishers Enlarge Print For Boomers' Needs - Posted May 31, 2007
The Hartford Courant's Korky Vann looks at the ever-growing need on the part of baby boomers and older for larger print type - and how publishers like Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group, Harlequin Enterprises, Random House and HarperCollins have launched or are about to launch programs that will cater to this... [GalleyCat]

Murray Promoted to HC Worldwide President - Posted May 24, 2007
PW Daily reports that Brian Murray has been promoted to the position of president of HarperCollins worldwide. Murray's been at the publisher for seven years now and most recently had the title of HarperCollins group president. In this newly created position, HC said Murray will work closely with CEO Jane Friedman... [GalleyCat]

A Dangerous Path to Bestseller Status - Posted May 18, 2007
It's a Jeff Trachtenberg double bill at the WSJ today, and in the second half of the double feature, he looks at why Conn and Hal Iggulden's THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS - first published in the UK and Australia - has not only transferr... [GalleyCat]

3rd Quarter Improvements for HarperCollins - Posted May 9, 2007
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... [GalleyCat]

War Over War and Peace - Posted May 7, 2007
What to do when there are two competing versions of a classic novel, one that purports to be the "original" and one that call itself "Tolstoy's intended version" or whatnot? If one is 1400 pages and one only 900, which one do you buy? Is it like getting a bare bones... [GalleyCat]

Ronald Reagan Diaries to be Published - Posted May 3, 2007
Late former president Ronald Reagan's private diaries, once the subject of argument over whether excerpts would be produced as part of the Iran-contra trial of former national security adviser John M. Poindexter, are being published for all the world to see later this month by HarperCollins, ... [GalleyCat]

Hurin Follows in Tolkien's Bestselling Footsteps - Posted May 2, 2007
Should any of us be surprised that the "lost" J.R.R. Tolkien novel THE CHILDREN OF HURIN (edited by his son Christopher Tolkien) is selling like gangbusters since its worldwide release on April 17th? Certainly, as the AP reports, not Houghton Mifflin, celebrating the news th... [GalleyCat]

Covering the Indian Publishing Scene - Posted April 30, 2007
The Gulf Times has a standard piece on the importance of cover art, but the added wrinkle is that this talks almost exclusively about Indian publishing houses - and how they are trying to keep pace with the eye-popping covers used around the world. Deepti Talwar, senior editor at Rupa publishing... [GalleyCat]

For "Mommy Book" Authors, Buzz Doesn't Equal Sales - Posted April 25, 2007
The New York Times' Motoko Rich reports on how people feel about Leslie Bennetts' THE FEMININE MISTAKE and other hot-button books that address the core question of whether women should stay at home with their children or work. And the surprising - or perhaps not so surprising - conclusion is that... [GalleyCat]

Dateline LBF: Deals 'o the Day - Posted April 17, 2007
HarperCollins gets the UK rights to Andre Agassi's memoirs. (PN) Sceptre gets UK dibs on Michael Chabon's NYT-serialized adventure novel GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD. (... [GalleyCat]

What Works There Doesn't Here, and Vice Versa - Posted April 13, 2007
Finally, the Bookseller addresses one of my all-time favorite pet issues of the publishing world: how is it that one book can be a phenomenal success in one country but tank elsewhere - or never get published at all? Think of, say, Richard Powers selling almost 300,000 copies of THE TIME... [GalleyCat]

One of the Easiest Answers Ever Published - Posted April 9, 2007
"Why, why, why would a company publish a book this good and then practically demand that people not read it?" he asks. "Why not put the heroine on the jacket [and] "sell this baby a little?" - Stephen King on FIELDWORK by Mischa Berlinski, Entertainment Weekly "[H]ow do you... [GalleyCat]

Now It's the Mother's Turn - Posted April 9, 2007
Sean Wilsey's 2005 memoir OH, THE GLORY OF IT ALL caused a stir within SF society for its warts-and-all description of the city's movers and shakers - most of which were contained within his own family. Now his mother, Pat Montadon, has released her own memoir with the copycat title OH,... [GalleyCat]

Starbucks to Sell Books in UK - Posted April 5, 2007
The news that Starbucks plans to sell books in its 450 UK stores should be no surprise, considering the success the coffee retailer has had in the US with its two book selections to date, Mitch Albom's FOR ONE MORE DAY and Ishmael Beah's A LONG WAY GONE. The Bookseller reports... [GalleyCat]

Arrests in India on Pirated Book Charges - Posted April 5, 2007
Six people were arrested for distribution and printing of pirated books worth Rs.135 million in the national capital, reports the Indo-Asian News Service. According to police, raids were conducted after a complaint from some foreign publishing houses, including the Publishers Association of United Kingdom, HarperCollins, Random House and Hodder Headline. They... [GalleyCat]

Record Numbers for Dawn French's Memoir - Posted April 2, 2007
Just when you thought the UK would stop going all celebrity memoir-crazy, now the tide's turned - they're going comic memoir-crazy. After the staggering success of Peter Kay's book last fall, eight publishers, including Century, part of Random House, HarperCollins and Orion, are all in the hunt to secure the scribblings... [GalleyCat]

Not Exactly an Average American Marketing Plan - Posted March 29, 2007
Yesterday the WSJ's Jeff Trachtenberg featured HarperCollins' efforts to reach the widest possible target audience for Chad Kultgen's hot-potato debut novel THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MALE, highlighting the still-unusu... [GalleyCat]

Bringing Faber into the 21st Century - Posted March 16, 2007
the Guardian's Jane Martinson profiles Stephen Page, chief executive of the venerable independent publishing house Faber & Faber. The former sales & marketing director for various trade publishers like HarperCollins and Transworld... [GalleyCat]

Long-Delayed Tenet Memoir Set for April 30 - Posted March 14, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie reports that the much-delayed memoir by former CIA chief George Tenet finally, finally has a publication date of April 30. "It's a confirmed date," Harper... [GalleyCat]

And the NBCC Awards Go To... - Posted March 9, 2007
While NBCC Board member Rebecca Skloot liveblogged the awards, Ron and I sat through a somewhat speedy ceremony emceed by president John Freeman and highlighted by Mary Gordon's glowing retrospective and tribute (accompanied by retro Jill Krementz photography) to Sandrof winner John Leonard, fol... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins Won the Jenna Bush Auction After All - Posted March 6, 2007
I mean, after the initial flurry of activity surrounding the prospect of a Jenna Bush book deal, there's barely a ripple when HarperCollins announces it wins, and that the book will be published this fall? Ah, well. Anyway, ... [GalleyCat]

Parenting Advice from Jane Friedman - Posted March 5, 2007
When HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman is usually interviewed, she's talking about spreading digital control...er, love to all parts of the HarperCollins world, or about the company's new plans. But Modern Mom exposes the softer side of Friedman and how she balanced moving up the publishing ladder with raising two child... [GalleyCat]

BookSense.com Adds HarperCollins, Random House Book Content - Posted March 2, 2007
Continuing this week's theme of being able to search publishers' book catalog on their own terms, Booksense.com, the American Booksellers Association's turnkey e-commerce product for member bookstores, has launched functionality to allow consumers to view book content from two leading publishers, according to a statement released today. Content from HarperCollins' "Browse... [GalleyCat]

Lyons Press Picks up Ill-Fated Mickey Mantle Novel - Posted February 28, 2007
Remember 7, by Peter Golenblock? The book that was the alleged last straw breaking Judith Regan's career at HarperCollins? Well, the New York Times' sports section reports the book has found ... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins Launches Embeddable Online Reader - Posted February 26, 2007
In another move to expand the horizons of its digital warehouse, HarperCollins announced in a statement today the creation of the "Browse Inside" widget, which enables fans and authors to embed sample pages of their favorite books directly onto social networking sites and blogs. It marks the first time a syndicated... [GalleyCat]

Stage and Page Success for Australian Idol - Posted February 14, 2007
It's been a hectic few months for Damian Leith, the most recent winner of Australian Idol, and the time crunch is only going to get worse from here on in. That's because aside from finishing his studio album and embarking on his first tour, he's also got a manuscript to deliver... [GalleyCat]

2nd Quarter Earnings Fall Sharply at HarperCollins - Posted February 7, 2007
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... [GalleyCat]

A-Rod Tells It To the Kids - Posted February 6, 2007
Did you know that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was a children's author? Then again, practically every major sports star tries his or her hand at the kids' book (sometimes with unintentionally hilarious results) and so it isn't that surprising that A-Rod would do... [GalleyCat]

Inside Patterson, Inc. - Posted February 5, 2007
I've said all along that to treat James Patterson like any other author - and hold him to the same standards - is an unwise move. He used to run an advertising agency, and the model he's concocted is clearly based on having a CEO come up with big ideas, and... [GalleyCat]

Making Money from Government Commission Reports - Posted January 30, 2007
Fortune's Eugenia Levenson analyzes why freely available and lengthy government reports, such as the 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group Reports, are selling like gangbusters. The latter book, published by Random House imprint Vintage, has spent six weeks on The New York Times... [GalleyCat]

You Mean There's Interest in a Book By Jenna Bush? - Posted January 26, 2007
When word first circulated last week that Co-First Daughter Jenna Bush was shopping a memoir, we ignored it - well, at least I did - because I didn't expect there to be much publisher interest in a book about her reported working with underprivileged children in Centr... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins Makes Disney/Hyperion Distribution Deal Official - Posted January 26, 2007
Though the news broke a few months back, yesterday HarperCollins made the news official: they will be distributing books published by Hyperion Books and Disney Book Group, taking over from the former Time Warner Book Group (now, of course, Hachette Book Group.) All back office functions including customer service, warehousing, billing... [GalleyCat]

Judith Regan | Martha Stewart | CIA | News Corp.'s Newsday Fetish - Posted January 25, 2007
HarperCollins L.A. Staffers: Still sifting through Judith Regan's stuff months after her firing. [Rush and Molloy] Martha Stewart: "I spend a lot of... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Judith Regan | Martha Stewart | CIA | News Corp.'s Newsday Fetish - Posted January 25, 2007
HarperCollins L.A. Staffers: Still sifting through Judith Regan's stuff months after her firing. [Rush and Molloy] Martha Stewart: "I spend a lot of... [FishbowlNY]

Oprah's Next Book Club Pick Slated for January 26 - Posted January 22, 2007
And already, Amazon has the unnamed book on order in a variety of formats - paperback, hardcover, audio and large print. No word on what the book is, although HarperCollins must be over the moon to have that instant sales burst as well as any opportunity... [GalleyCat]

Publishing Unbound, Google-Style - Posted January 19, 2007
A crowd more than 300-strong gathered at the New York Public Library's Celeste Bartos Room for Google's all-day Unbound conference to be told, in no uncertain terms by an array of speakers, that if you're not moving with the digital times, you're just not a 21st century publish... [GalleyCat]

Reganbooks Dismantling: "From Day 1, we knew we could not be continuing with that name" - Posted January 18, 2007
The NYT's Julie Bosman follows up last night's breaking story with more details on the impending shutdown of ReganBooks a little more than a month after its creator, Judith Regan, was fired. Aside from the five staffers named yesterday who will move back to ... [GalleyCat]

HarperCollins Payment Plan to OJ Simpson Revealed - Posted January 17, 2007
Court TV's Hollywood Heat has unearthed the amended complaint by lawyers representing Fred Goldman in his lawsuit against O.J. Simpson to collect any money he (through his alleged dummy corporation, Lorraine Brooke Associates) obtained from ... [GalleyCat]

If We Did It ... It Would Have Been Done A Month Ago - Posted January 17, 2007
GalleyCat has this delightful bit of schadenfreude: HarperCollins is deleting the ReganBooks name and logo and will close the LA office on March 1. OJ Simpson didn'... [FishbowlLA]

Today in AMS: PGW publisher options, legal issues - Posted January 8, 2007
As Advanced Marketing Services's Chapter 11 adventures continue (with the top 20 creditors slated to meet on January 12 to discuss what to do next) attention still rightfully swirls around the future of once-profitable Publishers Group West and the 150-odd independent publishers who are its clients. Last Friday, more than 70... [GalleyCat]

Simon & Schuster Sets up Shop in India - Posted January 4, 2007
PW Daily's Rachel Deahl reports that Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher to see the Indian publishing market's potential for profit and prosperity. Following Penguin and HarperCollins' lead, S&S will produce and market select titles from its American and U.K. lists - the first of which will be Mira Kamdar's... [GalleyCat]

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